Not the best game we'll see this pre-season, but a good workout for both teams. CML South outfit Blidworth are still on a rebuilding excercise after the break up of last season's excellent squad. I know little of NSL Senior team Gedling Southbank - we've only seen them a couple of times before, and of the squad of players present for this game, I knew only Mat MacKenzie and Westleigh Burke.
Not much to write about - the Referee had apparently a history in one of the rugby codes, and didn't like being spoken back at.....he didn't seem to realise either that at this level, players are not the best in the world and will mis-time challenges, get kicked a lot and swear a lot!!
|Me and my shadow!! Jamie Senior watched closely by Mat MacKenzie|
The game was fairly even, but the home team had a chance to take the lead right on half-time when Jamie Senior was fouled in the Gedling box. Unfortunately the former Sutton and Ollerton man could only strike the post with his spot-kick .. even more unfortunate was the fact that Kev had taken three consecutive pics of the miss!!! Ooops! H-T 0-0
Spent a good portion of the half in the company of our good friend Mark Frost. We were so pleased when he told us that his son has recovered from his recent illness - both Kev and I are parents and we both know the gut-wrenching feeling when your child is taken ill.....
South Bank went ahead on 48 when their no. 15, Tristan Rhodes, rose to glance a header past Alex Weston in the Welfare goal. Blidworth levelled on 70 through their no. 14 shirt "Dave", a simple tap in after a shot had been blocked on the line.
James Meehan scored the goal of the game for Bildworth on 84, cutting in from the left before drilling a curling effort past the GSB keeper. The lead lasted barely 3 minutes though, as the visiting no.6 ( A.Trialist) was left alone in the area at a corner, and had the simple task of heading the ball home. F-T 2-2
Attendance 25 would be generous