Saturday, 4 August 2012

Belper Nail The Shinners

Pre-season Friendly

South Normanton AFC 0 Belper Town 4

Admission £3
Att: 57

Many a time you see a upset when a club from the lower steps of the pyramid face a club from the higher levels, but today Belper Town came to South Normanton with a very strong squad and showed no mercy to their CMFL South Division hosts.

Pre-match, some flowers were laid by the family of the late CMFL Referee Roger Evans, who sadly passed away towards the end of last season after blowing the final whistle  this ground. A very emotional moment for his wife, yet very fitting.

The game kicked off and The Nailers ran down the slope and had the very early exchanges, so it came as no surprise when they took the lead after just 9 minutes through WARD. They continued to dominate and showed their class apart from in front of goal, where they found Baker in the Normanton's net in fine form.

The Second Half kick off and Belper were straight on the attack and on 49 minutes there was a mix up and the ball was in the back of the net to double their lead through a own goal.

Both sides threw subs on to give them a run out and some experiance and in the 55th minute, HARRISON gave the visitors a three goal cushion.

A monsoon of 5 minutes, saw fans run to the stands, including 16 year old's Ash Hunter who joinedme behind the goal and with 75 minutes played, he entered the pitch with his mum worrying about broken legs!!!!

She need not be worried as on 81 Minutes, he brushed off a defender and took the ball round Baker before placing the ball into a empty net to make the final score 4-0 to the Nailers.

South Normanton seemed to have a lot of new faces in their team and could well gel in time for next Saturdays fixture where they face Sutton Town AFC in the CMFL..Belper meanwhile play Derby County XI on Tuesday evening with a 7.30pm kick off.

Pics from todays match can be seen on

Belper Town FC Website

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