Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Sorrel

Saturday 24th October 2009
Leicester & District League Premier Division
Memorial Playing Fields

After a three week break of watching football I managed to get a decent amount of sleep and rose about 1pm, which gave me around an hour to sort myself out before making then ten mile journey to Mountsorrel. The match in question was chosen as it was to be my first viewing of local side Kingsway Rangers. Kingsway were promoted as champions of division 1 of the Leicester District League last season, winning their opening twenty matches in a successful campaign. The hosts today were also promoted along with Midland Syston St Peters. This season Kingsway have made a solid start collecting seven points from their opening four games while Mountsorrel had played only three games and had three points to their name.

The majority of grounds / pitches in the Leicester & District League are roped off affairs and are played on recreation grounds or school pitches. Today was to be no exception, though as the club share the playing fields with Mountsorrel Castle Cricket Club there were hot and cold drinks available from the pavilion. The address of the ground is Leicester Road but is adjacent to the local leisure centre. If coming from Leicester take the Mountsorrel exit off the A6, then turn right onto Speedwell Road and then left onto Kingfisher Road – the car park is straight ahead of you.

The game itself was not a bad one for this level and reasonably entertaining. The opening exchanges were fairly even, with the deadlock being broken on 12 minutes. Kingsway were awarded a free kick twenty five yards out, from which an unstoppable shot flew past the home keeper. The visitors then doubled their lead on twenty five minutes to give them some breathing space. At the start of the second half Mountsorrel got a goal back through a penalty, but this joy was short lived as Kingsway scored a third through a penalty of their own midway through the half. Two further goals towards the end of the game killed of any hopes the hosts had of getting something from the game.

Admission charge / programme: none
Attendance: 20 ish

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