MIDLAND REGIONAL ALLIANCE PREM @ ST PETERS PARK
17 APRIL 2019 --- 1830HRS
|LITTLE EATON HEAD FORWARD IN ACTION AT ST PETERS PARK|
Having been to the village of Little Eaton before I knew of its undoubted beauty away from the thundering A38 and A6 that sit parallel to the village with the old Alfreton trunk road running through the main part of the village that most travellers see. There is though a world beyond with some superb time honoured buildings, rolling fields and even the main train line also within view to add plenty of interest to a visit.
|THE IMPRESSIVE PAVILION AND CHANGING ROOMS AT LITTLE EATON|
St Peters Park has a highly impressive two tier pavilion/village hall with cricket also on the site the football pitch is of course to one side with the back drop of St Paul's Church and the stone built church hall adding to the pleasing setting, there are a selection of seats on top of a small banking at this end of the ground to aid viewing. The club had roped off one side and towards the far goal the grazing fields that edge the village away from Derby just a mile or so to its south overall this is a really nice ground to view on certainly when the weather is clement.
|TIBSHELF ON THE ATTACK WITH THE STONE BUILT CHURCH HALL OVERVIEWING PROCEEDINGS|
The lead was finally taken with a bit of determination when Brett Gibb forced his way through to fire home two minutes before half time and then more or less immediately the lead was doubled when Luke Maskill headed in at the back from a John Gibb Cross.
|BRETT GIBB RISES HIGH TO HEAD ON FOR TIBBY|
A good advert for the MRA and a very pleasant and entertaining venue with a friendly gathering appreciating this encounter. The evening was rounded off with a chippy visit sadly the village establishment was closing so it was off to nearby Alfreton for sustenance.