NOTTS SENIOR LEAGUE
KIRTON BRICKWORKS 2 ASHLAND ROVERS 1
With heavy rain in the East Midlands area, it was always going to be a matter of what was left on today, so as soon as plan A Cotgrave FC v Wollaton FC went out the window, I noticed Kirton Brickworks were at home, after I spoke to the Kirton Manager on the phone, he told me that the League had given them permission to play the game at Dukeries Leisure Centre, to where I'd never seen a match, so this was going to be the game for me today.
The ground is a drive up to the Leisure Centre which houses the changing rooms, back down the drive on the right is the football pitch with a track at the side but you can stand pitchside.
The game kicked off with the home side needing a point to go second in the table, whilst visitors from the Kirkby area of Mansfield were sitting just below half way in the table but having played a few less games.
The visitors looked more lively and attacked but the final ball was missing when they pushed forward. The home side had the odd attack but didnt look like they were a team sitting towards the top of the table.
Just as we were heading to half time, a defender slipped and RICHARD MILLS was first to latch on to it and fired the ball home from 30 yards out to give Ashland the lead.
The away side looked comfortable but then after 55 minutes, Mills had to be replaced after a injury and they missed several chances, whilst Brickworks were missing chances of their own at the other end.
With 12 minutes remaining, the Brickworks right winger won the ball and crossed for JAMIE CHARLTON to head home. This seemed to spur the home side on, as they began to play the better football and in the 83rd minute, the Kirton left winger crossed to the far post for ADAM BODDY to head home what turned out to be the winner.
Ashland had a few close chances to equalise when hitting the post and having several shot blocked from a series of corners.
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