NOTTS SENIOR LEAGUE 1 @ PALMERSTON ST WESTWOOD
17 MAY 2018 6PM [6.33PM]
This final game of a long season for both sides served up a veritable feast of goals specifically in the final 17 minutes with four hitting the back of the net. Selston had taken an early lead but they were never to do so again as Ravenshead constantly took the adavatage again soon after the home sides levellers.
|WESTWOOD THIS WAY|
With an early start this became a viable option on public transport with a small amount of time built in it became slightly later than planned when Ravenshead only arrived on kick off time and with many coming in twenty minutes later the start went further back. It did seem an early start time and there must be a need for leagues to be more realistic with kick offs especially for fixtures in mid May. The down time allowed for me to follow, like the Pied Piper, the chimed bells of the local ice cream van, sod the fish and chips today it was time to welcome in summer.
|FISH AND CHIPS NO MORE|
Westwood Rec is just what it says a park pitch with a large green metal cabin for changing rooms and it does everything it needs to do for what is effectively step 8 football. The ground offers on this glorious evening some nice views over rolling fields back towards Selston and behind our backs the houses of Westwood look on to proceedings.
|OPENING GOAL FOR SELSTON JORDAN BLACK|
The second half saw Selston determined to get back into the game but the goal would not come that was until 73 minutes when Klarke Greenham converted a sharp cross goal finish. More or less immediately the visitors re-took the lead when the unmarked Tyler Lambert headed home. The goal flurry continued with Selston equalising again a long throw created doubt in the Ravenshead defence and as the ball was cleared from the goal line it struck the in running Reagan Marriott to go over the line.
We now had a game on our hands as play swung from end to end it was winner takes all and that fell to Lambert who cut in off the left and coolly fired past Jack Mills in the Selston goal with two minutes remaining.
An entertaining final game from both sides and a convoluted return journey via a walk to the Coop for hoppers provisions and bus change in Leabrooks and Alfreton saw arrival back at base far later than anticipated.