Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Fox Hunting

Sunday 11th November 2012
Alliance Football League Division 1
St. Oswalds Road, New Parks, Leicester

There were no plans to go to a game on Sunday but with the wife being ill and not wanting to go out, I took advantage and went to another Sunday League game. Unsure as where to go I put on twitter for recommendations and Enderby Town were the first to reply, and as they were playing their game only a couple of miles from home decision made.

The ground on St. Oswalds Road is just off the ring road and is a two pitch affair. It is one that I had been meaning to visit for a couple of years with it also home to North Leicestershire League side Anstey Crown. The one nearest the road is fully railed but there is no hard standing or dugouts, while their is nothing pitch side at the second one. 

The game saw two good teams play out a good game of football which was played in the right spirit of the game. The home side struck early on with a Matt Shuter goal on three minutes. Enderby gradually got into the game and drew level on twenty five minutes. George Young beat the offside trap, rounded the keeper and rolled the ball into an empty net. By the end of the first half the visitors had scored another goal, this time from Sam Young on 37 minutes and went in at the break 2-1 up. Around the hour mark the Foxes were awarded a disputed penalty which was duly dispatched by Jamie Aston to make it 2-2. Both teams went looking for the three points and the final twenty five minutes was end-to-end, though it was Enderby who were the more clinical. Further goals from Sam Young (69 and 87 minutes) and George Young (76 minutes) gave them the victory. During this time the home side struck the bar and post in the space of about a minute, while the home keeper made a superb save from a free kick that was heading into the top corner. To be honest it is probably the best save I have seen all season.

Overall another enjoyable morning watching Sunday League football and credit to both teams. 33 photos can be viewed in the slideshow below:
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