Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Carlton Tn 1-2 Eastwood Tn (Notts FA Cup)

Wednesday 28th March 2012 - Notts F.A. Saturday Senior Cup 1/2 final

Not a lot to write home about....even at the reduced entry fee of £5, and extra time I still feel I didn't get my money's worth!!

For a semi-final the Notts F.A. flagship competition, this was a very uneventful, dour, unexciting game.  The competition has been devalued somewhat this season with the F.A. announcing that the final would not be held at Field Mill, Meadow Lane or the City Ground.  Carlton/Rainworth/Hucknall have been among the venues mentioned.  For CML clubs like Newark and Clifton, who battle it out for the other final place next week, this has to be a bit of a blow -- no chance for " I once played at Meadow Lane" on the players' CV's!

Carlton made the decision to reduce the entry fee to £5 -- 154 was the official published attendance - I wonder how many would have bothered at £7?

Former Badger MATT MILLNS put Carlton in front on 34 with a fine header from an Ali Asher free kick. Eastwood were back on terms three minutes later though, JERVAISE CHRISTIE with another well placed header that sailed across keeper Grant Vann.
H-T 1-1  
F-T 1-1
ET H-T 1-1

The game was settled in the 108th minute. A long punt out of defence flew into the Carlton area, and when it bounced up, diminutive Eastwood sub INES HENRY got to the ball before Vann, and dinked a neat header over the keeper's outstretched arms.  ET F-T 1-2

Question for Mr. John Ramshaw -- ETFC boss.....  we've seen the Badgers 3 times this season .. 100% win record!! Will our presence be requested at the final, wherever it is played?

Admission £5 (well done, Millers)
Programme £1.50
Attendance  154