NOTTS SENIOR LEAGUE
AWSWORTH VILLA 2 ATTENBOROUGH FC 1
ATT: 47 (HC)
The old saying goes..a game of two halves and this certainly was just that. I rang up the Villa Sec Chris Cliff this morning to check that the game was on, as the Notts Senior League kicked off its season today, after a friendly chat and confirmation, it was to head to this ground, which will be a beaut for the hoppers on this seasons NSL Hop in April.
The ground is set in a bowl shape, with seats/benches at the top of the hill, giving a excellent view of the pitch and no doubt in the winter months a few people going home with colds!!
On arrival I was met very welcome by the Vice Chairman Kev Buxton and was apologised to by the Programme Editor who had only got back off his holiday and sadly there was no programme for this match only. I was offered a lovely cuppa coffee and as usual it would have been very rude of myself to turn this kind offer down of course.
The First Half, I sat up the hill on a bench with Steve and his friend from Kimberley Town FC, who sadly no one seems to know too much about what has happened, but maybe one day they will re-emerage.
The play in the First Half belonged to the visitors, though both keepers were having quiet games as the half was fading on, until Attenborough got a free kick just outside the area in the 38th minute and though parried ended up in the net. I had just walked along to the next bench to take the photo and got talking to the Attenborough's young keepers parents.
Half time came and went and I'm not sure what happened in that home changing room but something must have been put in that magicial orange juice, as the homesters came out on fire and after just 54 minutes were level, after a fumble by the young visiting keeper saw the ball put past him by his own defender. Nine minutes later and Awsworth broke forward again and took the lead through some very neat football.
Attenborough pressed forward for a equaliser and could well have found one a couple of time but for brave keeping and good defending, though this left big gaps at the back to which Villa could have extended their lead, but in the end they signed off happy with a 2-1 victory.
I must say a special thanks to Mrs Sharon Soal, the Attenborough FCs's Keepers mum who kindly donated £5 to the Blogs Charity.
Photo's taken from todays match can be view on this link
Awsworth Villa FC Website
Attenborough FC Website
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