Saturday, 28 July 2012

AFC leave town in the clay

Admission £2
Programme - Comp
Raffle - £2 worth
Burger & Chips & Pop - £3.25

Att: 97

Though Clay Cross Town may be a new name, it has replaced the name of Parkhouse FC and they look forward to a new exciting time ahead for their community,meanwhile AFC Mansfield are a new set up and enter the CMFL this coming season.

On arrival, I was met at the gate by the 2 friendly gatemen and then by Martin who was quick off the mark on his selling. He has set up a table that he hopes to convert in to a inside clubshop eventually, but at present it is a table where he sells Clay Cross Mugs(which i bought), Coasters, Badges, car stickers and other stuff as well..well worth a visit just to have a nose at!

After buying some raffle tickets, I joined some of the AFC Mansfield lads on the pitch and had a good chat to them and I must thank Mr Fretwell for bringing me their first ever programme from last weeks match.

As it was only 2.30pm, I strolled towards the famous Club Cafe when I saw Referee James Hall, a nice young lad who I remember him making his Official Debut v Thorne Colliery some 4 years ago in front of his mum and sister and he has turned out to be a respected Referee now.

Well the burgers are from the local Butchers Shop and was well worthy of the value, as in the cafe, in walked Pete and Big Macca and we sat down and had a chat.

Off to pitchside and AFC Mansfield looked good, Clay Cross had very few clear cut chances, as I felt it was only a matter of time before the visitors scored and that is what they did on 36 minutes through a header from Mark Carter. Just on half time, Mark Carter made it 2-0 with a long range shot.

Clay Cross came out second half and went straight on to the attack and pulled a goal back on 48 minutes, but the gap only remained at 1 goal for 7 minutes before Joe Meehan slotted in a penalty to make it 3-1. Clay Cross battled but AFC looked like adding another at any time and they did after 79 minutes through Danny McLane.

A very good match and another £1.25 put in to the Charity Blog today.

Pic from the match can be viewed on

Clay Cross Town FC Website

AFC Mansfield Website

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