Saturday, 28 January 2017

Eastwood CFC 1-2 South Normanton FC

Eastwood CFC 1-2 South Normanton FC played at Coronation Park, Eastwood

28th January 2017

Central Midlands Football League South Division

Attendance : 75 H/C
Admission: £4.00 / £2.00 concession

'Ere we go!!


Eastwood:  Jack Walker, Jamie Thomas, Kane Matthews, Greg Conn, Aaron Short, Billy Brooks, Rory Smith, Kelvin Mushambi, Kyle McDermott, Jack Smith, Chay Betteridge. Subs: Takunda Mushambi, James Hallam, Harry Allen, Jordan Leeming.

South Normanton: Charlie Mansfield, Steve Hallam, Sam Chambers, Ryan Seale, Frazer Kirk, Sam Simms, Danny Riley, James Pearce, Shaun Smith, Rob Fretwell, Tom Lewis. Subs : not known


Spent the game in the company of South Normanton die-hard, Lance Henderson – this was his first ever visit to Chewton Street. His first-choice game between Borrowash Victoria and South Normanton Athletic had fallen foul of the weather earlier in the day.
We didn’t have long to wait for the game’s opening goal – their first venture forward in the third minute culminated with SAM SIMMS’ hopeful long range effort deflecting off a defender, completely wrong-footing CFC keeper Jack Walker and nestling in the back of the net.
Eastwood stand-in striker Kyle McDermott saw his shot cannon off the bar with five played, then seconds later his opposite number Shaun Smith failed to connect when one on one with Walker.  In the eighth minute Danny Riley unleashed a terrific drive that stung Walker’s hands as the teams continued in full on attack mode….
McDermott was foiled by Charlie Mansfield on 22, the keeper’s diving save bringing out a well-earned round of applause from around the ground.  The visitors should have increased their lead on 40, but from a right-wing corner Tom Lewis headed straight into the arms of Walker. The next Eastwood foray forward produced a great chance for Rory Smith to level, but he managed to head the ball into the ground in front of goal and watched in agony as it bounced off the pitch and over the crossbar.  H-T 0-1


Jack Smith hit a 20 yard free-kick straight into Mansfield’s arms on 55, then shortly after, Shaun Smith brought out a smart save from Walker. McDermott failed to connect inn front of goal when played in from the left. James Hallam joined proceeding midway through the second period and the youngster was immediately in action, sending in a terrific cross from the right that Kane Matthews met with a fierce volley that flew just wide of the Normanton goal.
With 79 played Jack Smith’s corner was headed over from in front of goal by Harry Allen, but the visitors doubled their lead on 85 when they were awarded a soft penalty that was converted by TOM LEWIS.  Eastwood were to reduce their arrears from the spot, JACK SMITH converting.  The home team ought to have had a share of the points in added time, but Allen failed to convert after Mansfield had parried a shot and the ball fell invitingly to the feet of the striker. F-T 1-2

Lewis on the spot....

... Smith too !!