Saturday, 26 March 2011

Phoenix / Kimberley MW

Saturday 26th March 2011

Firstly let me say sorry to disappoint folks but there are no reports from the two games I attended today. The reason being is simple enough and that is I could not be bothered as I was more interested in taking photographs.

Phoenix FC 0-0 Kiveton Park
Central Midlands League Premier Division
Pavilion Lane, Brinsworth

The first game in South Yorkshire was the opening gambit of four that were part of this years Central Midlands League "Bonanza" ground hop. This was a 10.15am kick-off which meant an early start for the 75 minute journey northwards on the M1. 

A brief summary of the game...a shocker, truly awful, 90 minutes of dross etc etc. To be fair the Phoenix keeper did pull off a couple of cracking saves in the second half and that was about it.

A slideshow of photos take of the game and stall holders selling their wares etc can be found below:

Admission: £3
Programme: £1
Badge: £3
Team Sheet: 20p
Attendance: 220ish
Match rating: 1 out of 5

Kimberley Miners Welfare 4-1 Linby Colliery Welfare
Notts Senior League Senior Division
Digby Street

Game 2 saw me head south into Nottinghamshire for this 1pm kick-off which was brought forward a couple of hours early due to the Wales - England international. The ground is a tidy affair that is hemmed in on all four sides, one by housing, two by industrial units and the fourth being the A610 dual carriageway. It is also located just a few minutes from the nearby Ikea store.

The game was a reasonable and competitive encounter with the bottom of the table visitors looking dangerous early on. Kimberley scored their opening goal against the run of play and then added a second a minute after Linby and come close to an equaliser. The second half was very scrappy and Linby pulled one back from a corner. It was not until the last five minutes that the home side added two late goals, the first coming from the penalty spot that put a gloss on the score.

A slideshow is below containing some photos of the ground and game:

Admission / programme: none
Attendance: approx 40
Match rating: 2 1/2 out of 5
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