CMFL SOUTH AT VAN ELLE WELFARE GROUND
5 MAY 2016 ---7.45PM
|PINXTON FC WITH ST HELENS CHURCH IN THE DISTANCE|
As ever the blog is now in end of season mode and trying to take in as many games as possible and this warm spring evening was welcoming enough prospect at Wharf Lane as we entered the tight ground that offers that lovely non league feel of being close enough to the action that you can actual feel involved.
|BURNLEY FAN DAVE OVERSEES THE GROUP OF REFEREES|
|HERE COME THE TEAMS|
The first period was very much dominated by Pinxton but the visitors defence was holding strong and it looked like the home side would not break through. The lead did fall their way on 33 minutes though when Tom Ellis drove home from close range but within 7 minutes Belper had risen to the challenge and equalised through a James Slack header after a poor punched clearance from home keeper Gareth Briggs.
The second half started with Belper looking to force home their need for three points when Slack saw his shot well saved by Briggs before on 55 minutes they did take the lead with Shaun Roulston rising to head home.
Pinxton came back and refused to lie down with a goal disallowed for handball and then a rasping 25 yard free kick from Jake Vernon hitting the bar hoper were raised of an equaliser.
The game was put beyond doubt when in the 3rd minute of stoppage time when Luis Mundin broke through and coolly slotted home to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
A slightly harsh result for Pinxton but a much required three points for Belper who move on towards the runners up spot they desire to gain promotion to The East Midlands Counties League. It looks likely that they will be located at Borrowash Vics ground in Derby next season and of course hope they do well there although at nearly 15 miles away from their base this is a challenging move.
Overall a good night out and a very entertaining game too.