Wednesday, 17 April 2013



Saw this fixture and havent been to Glapwell FC's Hall Corner Ground for a while and not seen Dronfield Town play this season, so felt I must be that issue right. A lovely welcome as always by the Home Committee and their supporters. With the hello's out the way I went in to the great club shop that Glapwell have and got a few programmes for this weekends Notts Senior League Groundhop for the charity stall(though any programmes current season left over will going to Clevedon Town's clubshop). I then ventured in to the clubhouse and had a pint whilst having a chat to the Assessor who I often bump in to.

As the game kicked off, I took my position, just before the halfway line and stood with local hopper Pete Watmough who is always good company. Dronfield looked the better side from the kick off and Hopkins was called in to action in the Glapwell net several times before after 15 minutes he was beaten by a bullet of a shot from 30 yards by ASH RAWSON to give the visitors the lead.

To Glapwell's credit they did try pressing forward, but this left gaps that Dronfield quickly exposed and after 27 minutes DAN WOOD dashed away before slotting the ball past outcoming Hopkins with the home defence no where in sight. Some clubs heads would have gone down at this stage, but Glapwell carried on attacking with Trigg and Murcott having headers testing Siddons in the away net. with 36 minutes on the clock and Ash Rawson hit another 30 yard piledriver towards the Glapwell net and Hopkins did well to parry out but only in to line to JOHN DORAN who was then smothered in his goal celebrations by his team mates.

Half time came and a nice cuppa was served by the lovely Debs the Glappy Sec and a good chat was had in the Hospitality Room with cake offered but due to me being on a needle now for my diabeses I had to turn down sadly.

Back out in to a pleasant spring evening for the Second Half and Glapwell started a lot brighter and could have pulled a goal back through Goodhand but his shot went just wide. After 50 minutes, Dronfield extended their lead to 4-0 when Captain RICHARD MINTOFT got in on the act and scored. With both sides making subs, Glapwell's top scorer OLIVER TRIGG reduced the arrears on 56 minutes. This was the end of the scoring but not the end of the chances with both sides unlucky not to add to their tallys.

Dronfield close the gap at the top of the CMFL North Divison and sit only 3 points behind AFC Mansfield with 2 games in hand, by the time I eventually get to watch Dronfield at home on 11th of May, the title could have been decided by then.

Glapwell FC Website/Twitter

Dronfield Town FC Website/Twitter

Notts Senior League Groundhop Information

Friday 19th April
Magdala Amateurs v Bilborough Town 6.30pm

Saturday 20th April
Selston FC v Wollaton FC 10.10am
Underwood Villa v West Bridgford 12.45pm
Awsworth Villa v Cotgrave FC 3.30pm
Kimberley MW v Keyworth United 6.15pm

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