Monday, 7 May 2012

Dunkirk Res 2-0 Dinnington Tn Res

Monday 7th May 2012 - kick off 3:01pm

Phoenix Trophies Reserve League Cup semi-final played at the Ron Steel Sports Ground, Dunkirk.

On my own for this one, Kev was doing it himself again.  Arrived at the ground 10 minutes before kick off, and greeted by CML Management Committee member, John Farmer.  Spent the first half in the gentleman's company and had a coffee with him half time.  I took no notes in the first half because, although the players played well enough, there were no chances or incidents worth recording. H-T 0-0

The first real chance fell to Dunkirks' Joe Brown on 64, his powerful header rattling the bar before going safe.  Seconds later the home team went ahead when a ball in from the right caught out the Dinnington defence, leaving two Dunkirk players a clear run at the keeper.  One square pass to leave the keeper stranded, left JOE BROWN with an empty net into which he calmly rolled the ball. 

Right from the restart, we were treated to a superb goal from Dunkirk's BEN CLARKE. The no. 9 had the ball rolled to him on the edge of the box, and he flicked it up before hitting the sweetest right foot volley into the back of the net with the goalkeeper a mere spectator. Cracker of a goal, just a shame there were on 25 odd people there to see it. 

Had to go to my car soon after... a wayward shot had hit the windscreen setting off the alarm, and knocking the interior light out of its socket!!!  Referee Mr. Dolbear added 10 minutes on to the end of the game - one or two players had struggled with cramp during the second half but 10 minutes did seem a bit much..... F-T 2-0.  

Dunkirk will now play in the final against either Radford Res or Mickleover Res.  Their semi-final is scheduled for 10th May.

Admission £0
Programme - not available
Coffee ( thanks John)  - very nice 
H/C - at the start of the game there were three of us present, but I counted 25 half way through the first half.