Saturday, 18 August 2012

Friday night football

MELBOURNE DYNAMO RESERVES 4-0 MACKWORTH ST. FRANCIS RESERVES
Friday 17th August 2012
Melbourne Recreation Ground, Cockshut Lane

Why would I attend a reserve team fixture you may ask? Surely a case of scrapping the bottom of the barrel football wise?

Well there was only one reason - Dynamo's reserve team play at a different location to that of their first team, which is Grange Park in the neighbouring village of Ticknall. 

The Melbourne Recreation Ground is located on the western side of the village and is home to three sports - cricket, football and rugby. The pitch used last night was in the right hand corner of the sports ground. 

The game was fairly entertaining considering the level, which if the Premiership is one the Midlands Regional Alliance Division 2 is fourteen. The scoreline flattered the hosts as Mackworth were the better side for the most part but could not convert any of the numerous chances that came their way. 

The goals for Melbourne came on 17 (a deflected shot that sailed over the Mackworth keeper into the top corner); 31 (a powerful headed from a well delivered free kick); 37 (a back heel from a few yards out) and 49 (a shot into the top right hand corner from close range).

Admission: none
Attendance: around 8 - but people came and went during the game

Some photos taken during the first half can be viewed in the slideshow below:


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