Saturday 26th May 2012 -- kick off 2:57pm CMFL CU Phosco Lighting Reserve Premier Division
What a glorious day, and what a fantastic setting!! The War Memorial Recreation Ground at Southwell has two football pitches, a tennis club, bowls and a kids playground. This game was played on the top pitch - the bottom pitch has been re-seeded. Last time we went to Southwell the top pitch was a bit of a bog, but for a public park pitch at the end of a very long season, the surface was in really good condition.
Was in the company of Maurice MacFarland for this match, along with his serial hopper friends. Kev's new fencing is coming along nicely, but it's ongoing construction kept him away from this game.
A few familiar names and faces were on show for the visitors, Messrs. Westcarr, Walters and Garmston all in the Basford starting eleven.
No match report, but I can list the goal times and the shirt numbers of the scorers : no-one could seriously expect me to get a team sheet, surely!!!!
18 minutes -- Basford's number 9 fires home from 12 yards. 0-1
22 minutes -- time out for drinks called by Referee Mr. Prost ( in a friendly, this would be acceptable, but in a bona fide league match?) ....
26 minutes -- Southwell's no. 10 was allowed time at the far post to pick his spot, firing across the Basford keeper into the back of the net. 1-1
27 minutes -- Darren Garmston found space in the box and rolled home. 1-2
37 minutes -- Carl Westcarr fired across the keeper from an acute angle. 1-3
38 minutes -- Cashell Walters curls the ball past the home keeper after great work down the right by their no. 7 and Westcarr. 1-4
55 minutes -- Garmston on target again from 18 yards. 1-5
65 minutes -- ball across the goal deflected home by a Southwell defender. 1-6
67 minutes -- another drinks time out!!!
73 minutes -- Walters dribbled his way into the box and found perfect cross for the Basford no. 17 to nod home from close range. 1-7
78 minutes -- Westcarr again fires across the keeper to make it 1-8.
No admission or programme. Public park so a few watching - but head count? No chance!
ON THE ROAD BLOG -- SEASON 2011-2012 is now over!!!!!!