Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Gedling MW 1-2 Arnold Town

Venue: Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottingham

Competition: East Midlands Counties League

Gedling - Tony Law (25)
Arnold - Chris Hall (78), Danny Gordon (84)

This result saw Arnold move into second place in the league, seven points behind leaders Thurnby Nirvana.  There was a good turnout at Plains Road, and they witnessed a decent game, a game where a draw would probably have been a fair result. 

We stood with Richard Lane and Derek Coope throughout the game. Richard is "Mr. Newark Town" - a club we've never visited. We hope to put that wrong to right next month with us taking in a game at Collingham, either v Easington or Askern.

Gedling opened the scoring on 25 through TONY LAW, the striker chipping Eagles' keeper Mike Randall from the corner of the box after he had been played in down the left.  Max Danby in the Gedling goal was hardly troubled during the first period, with Arnold looking nothing like championship contenders. H-T 1-0

The visitors stepped it up a little as the second half progressed, but were finding the home defence a difficult nut to crack.  It took a stroke of good fortune to get the Eagles back in the game, CHRIS HALL hitting a 25 yard speculative, tame effort through a crowd of players, and with Danby unsighted, the ball just managed to creep inside the post. 

With just 6 minutes to play, Arnold grabbed all three points, DANNY GORDON firing across Danby from the left hand corner of the box, after he was given too much space to run in to. F-T 1-2

Admission: £2 (concession)
Attendance: 136
Programme: £1

Gedling must have thought they deserved at least a share of the points. They worked hard enough but seemed to tire as the game wore on and Arnold took full advantage. 

Referee Kev Guise was largely anonymous, and it's a good sign that you know he's had a good game when the Ref doesn't get the headlines!