NOTTS SENIOR LEAGUE
FC CAVALIERS 2 SANDHURST FC 4
The plan this morning was to go to Magdala Amateurs v Cotgrave Fc but having problems getting hold of anyone atg either club, it was a matter of Plan B and the phone was picked up very quickly by the daughter of Cavaliers Sec Bevon.
Bevon confirmed that the game was in no doubt what so ever, so game sorted!
We set out a bit earlier than usual due to the ground not being too far from the Centre of Nottingham and also on one of the main roads in to the City. Traffic wasnt too bad, the Christmas Shoppers must have spent up.
A nice little set this club have, with a cricket pavillion clubhouse building which houses the refreshments bar, to which a young girl runs superbly. Well I met Bevon as I walked in along with some the friendly players and had a chat, then a nice cuppa before heading out to pitchside.
With homesters FC Cavaliers midtable entertaining bottom of the table and winless Sandhurst FC, there was only going to be one result..wasnt there..surely???
Within a minute of kick off and FC Cavaliers were a goal to the good through GRINDLEY and I think everyone felt the worse was to come for the visitors, but after only 3 minutes, they were on level terms, when CRUMP fired home a 20 yard free kick.
Cavaliers pushed forward and had several chances to re-take the lead but they found the Sandhurst keeper in good form, but on 20 minutes, a corner came over from the left hand side, to which the keeper punched away but he went down in agony and had to be carried off the pitch with a ligament injury. He was replaced by a outfield player whilst a sub came on.
This seemed to spur the visitors on and after 34 minutes, CRUMP smashed them in front with his second goal of the game. Five minutes later, 17 year old FLETCHER extended Sandhurst's lead to 3-1.
At Half time, I went for another cuppa and as I walked out for the second half, FLETCHER made it 4-1. FC Cavaliers from then pressed forward in vain to get back in to the game and had 2 penalty appeals turned away before 71 minutes when WILLIAMS smashed the ball past Sandhurst's stand in keeper.
A excellent result for Sandhurst FC who attacked and defended well and FC Cavaliers must be a tad disappointed they never looked like scoring from the amount of corners that they had throughout the match and another day would possibly have scored a few goals from them.
Hopefully this will be a excellent venue for a Groundhop Bonanza in a couple of seasons time, Good Friendly people at FC Cavaliers.
FC Cavaliers Website
Sandhurst FC Website
Photo's from this match can be found on this link
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