Saturday, 12 January 2008

Game 524

Newark Flowserve 2-0 Harworth Colliery Institute
Lowfields Works
Central Midlands League Premier Division
Saturday 12th January 2008

My first game in three weeks since I saw Brereton Social on the Saturday before Christmas saw me make the relatively short trip up the A46 to the New Balderton area of Newark to see Newark Flowserve take on Harworth Colliery Institute. The ground is on the site of Lowfields Works which is on Hawton Lane and took me around 1 hour to get to from my home in the Braunstone area of Leicester. I was not charged an admission and programmes were on sale for £1. I did a head count during the second half and there was around 35 people in attendance.

I met "Mr Central Midlands League" Rob Hornby at the game and spent the whole time talking non-league football, whether it be our "travellers tales" or issues within the game itself. It was nice to meet up with Rob again and look forward to seeing him and fellow groundhoppers at the Nettleham game on the Easter Weekend hop - it will be the only game of the eight that I will be attending.
The game itself saw a fairly even first half with the home side shading it that saw a few chances in a competitve but free flowing half. I can only recall about two or three fouls during the whole of the half. The half ended goalless.
The second was better in terms of entertainment and chances created with Harworth having more of the posession and creating the better chances. The home keeper was forced into action on more than one occasion and kept Flowserve in the game. As often is the case the sucker punch happend as the home side scored with a few minutes to go through their number 9 who rounded the visiting keeper to score. There was still time for a second from the home side with a tap in on the goal line from with the last kick of the game.

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