Wednesday, 23 May 2012

AFC Bridgford Res 1-3 Netherfield Tn Colts

Wednesday 23rd May 2012 -- Notts F.A. Saturday Minor Cup Final

I thought I'd be on my own for this game as Kev was busy, but after swapping texts with Rob"the66pow" Waite, the blogmeister managed to drag himself away from a potential evening of domestic bliss to join me at Eagle Valley.
Also had Robin Bourne, Mick Kilbee and Malcolm Fox  from the Notts F.A. to keep me company , so  overall a very enjoyable evening spent with very pleasant people.

Bridgford hit the post early doors, but Netherfield looked the most likely to score, and they duly obliged when FELIX HOGG was played in one-on-one with Eddie Dunn, the no.6 calmly chipped over the AFC keeper.

Stayed one-nil until the 40th minute when LEIGH HELSDON added the Colts' second.  H-T 0-2

Robin Bourne was kind enough to let us have a look at the team sheets, which were duly photographed - Rob provided the half time coffee....

I had just mention to Robin that after an hour 2-0 was good enough for me, when LUKE KING looped a header over Colts keeper Chris Highton, to bring the spectre of extra-time into our minds.  The AFC players had enough chances to have wrapped up the tie, but resolute defending and some abject attempts at goal let them down big time.   
As it transpired, as a Bridgford attack broke down in the 82nd minute, the ball was cleared to halfway where NATHAN IONS was on hand to collect.  The sub raced at goal and used his upper body strength to fend of a defender before firing past Dunn. Extra-time spectre laid to rest.  F-T 1-3

Admission £3 inc programme
H/C -- best estimate 120

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