Dave Reynolds
Greg & Michael Osborne
Graham Moseley
Karl White
Precision Notts Senior League
NSL Senior Cup
NSL Junior Cup
Tony Mullen
Michael Hartsthorne x 3
Martyn Cheatle
Gedling Southbank FC
James Needham
Malc Storer & Kev Goodman
Neil Laughlin
John Beckett
Russell Booth
Lewis Quayle
James Tewson
Mark Yates(Ravenshead FC)
Woodthorpe Park Rangers FC
Kevin Guise
Jonathan Holt(Radford FC)
Kirkby Athletic FC
Andy Gregory
Chris Munroe(Basford United FC
Kieran Wells (Basford United FC)
St Ives Mariners FC
St Erme FC
Netherfield Albion FC
Calverton MW FC
Stapleford Town FC
PJ - Woodthorpe Park Rangers FC x 2
Oggy & Spiz(Gedling Southbank FC)
Nottingham Community FC
Rod Grubb
Gareth Tye
Wes O Rourke
Malc Storer
Nigel Tasker
Gedling Southbank Reserves
Jim Bethall
Ashland Rovers FC
Andy Clerke(Gedling Southbank FC)
Gavin Rice
Bill Fishwick(Wollaton FC)
Oz(Netherfield Albion FC)
Steve Lee(Bilborough Town FC)
United Grays FC
St Erme FC
Ruan Minor FC
Lee Harrison
Bingham Town FC
Ian Wilkinson
Sherwood Colliery FC
Richard Wanczycki
Herbie and Sue
Ronnie and Shirley

72 Matches
351 goals

Running Total

Sunday, 31 December 2017


Nottinghamshire Senior League
Premier Division
Programme: Very Good
Well with the poor weather between Christmas and New Year it looked a matter of what was left on, I had 2 games that I had pinpointed, the first was postponed at 9.30am and it was a matter of ringing round to check that this game, my plan B was on, to which I got conformation.

On arrival was greeted by both teams and the referee Mick Leslie and soon joined by local hopper Michael who reads my blog.

I noticed over on a pitch Id not seen a match on before, a game taking place, to which I discovered Gedling Southbank Reserves were hosting AFC Clifton, so I strolled over just before half time of that match and saw AFC Clifton take a 4-2 lead, a game that resulted 5-4 to the visitors.

Headed down to the main game ready for kick off and a minutes silence took place for local police officer and referee David Fields who sadly lost his life whilst on duty and also for a young lad aged 6 years old who plays at Newark Flowserve FC named Daniel Harris.

The game kicked off and both sides were quite even but 14 minutes, the home side were awarded a penalty for a push in the back, up stepped BEN SOAR who placed the ball to the keepers right hand side of the net to give Southbank the lead.

Southbank had chances to extend their lead, but quite a few of their shots were high over the bar and then they were dealt a cruel blow when their formation had to change due to their young centre forward having to be replaced after pulling up injured.

Magdala(the Budgies) began to come more in to the game creating chances themselves and they deserved to draw level on 41 minutes, when a free kick floated in from the right hand side was met by the head of their captain NEIL MORGAN.

At half time, there was another forced sub due to injury, Matt Picker the senior Assistant referee who was returning after being out the game for a matter of 5 weeks had re-tore his muscle and on hand was Chris Sheavills to take over.

The Second Half saw Magdala step up the pace and made it count on 55 minutes when taking the lead through STEVE AHEARN.

Gedling fought back and on 65 minutes, their captain scored the goal of the game when hitting the back of the net from a 30 yard shot.

Magdala though soon re-stored their lead when on 68 minutes, CHRIS HAYES dribbled round the defence before firing home, but the home keeper then went down with a elbow injury but continued to play on. From the next attack the home keeper pulled off a very good punch save, but went down holding his shoulder again. He continued to soldier on to the end of the match to his credit, but in the 80th minute, he couldnt do anything about GARETH BENTLEY;s angled shot to leave the Amateurs with a 4-2 victory.

All 4 Officials had a good game and I would like to thank Gedling Southbank Manager Andy Clerke for kindly donating £5 to the Charity Blog in aid of Maggies Cancer Care Centre, based at Nottingham City Hospital to which the running total now stands at a amazing £1,235.50p

Photos from the match can be seen on this LINK

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