Saturday 22nd January 2011
Leicester & District League Premier Division
YMCA Sports Ground, Leicester
The game started some twelve minutes late which put paid to my plans of going to another game, though to be honest I would have given it a miss anyhow due to spending two hours in a cold biting wind. It was a fairly even first half with very few clear cut chances with neither keeper being tested of note. GNG played some nice football which was not unlike Young Warriors last week but at times it had no substance. Kirkland matched them with a more workman like performance and created a couple of half chances themselves. As the half wore on GNG looked more of a threat in front of goal with Gurjeet Shergill going close with a curling shot. The second half was of a similar pattern and vein and it was around the hour mark when the hosts took the lead. Shergill was fouled in the box and then stepped up and converted the resulting spot kick. The decision to award the penalty from my vantage point seemed on the harsh side but the only opinion that counts is the referees. Ten minutes later and Kirkland were level with a penalty of their own which was converted by Richard Ekins. With the game in the balance going into the last ten minutes Shergill slotted the ball underneath the keeper, this despite the attention of two Kirkland defenders for what turned out to be the winning goal.
Admission / programme: none