MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER @ SILKMORE LANE
21 JANUARY 2017 --- 3PM
|HERE COME BROCTON FC AND HEANOR TOWN|
|SHOWING TODAY SCAMPI AND CHIPS|
|APPROACH TO THE BADGERS OF BROCTON FC|
|THE ADJACENT STANDS AT SILKMORE|
As ever we sampled a few items during the afternoon from the refreshment area and Marion on duty here today was very pleasant and once again welcoming and guess what, the area was once again smart, clean and tidy.
|MORE SMARTNESS WITH NEW CLUB HOUSE IN GREY|
|REFEREE KAVANAGH SOON TO BE BUSY|
Heanor found themselves 2 up in 10 minutes and with the home side looking all out of sorts it was difficult to see anything other than a comfortable away win it was Jay Cooper who drove in after 3 minutes and then 7 minutes later the lead was doubled thanks to Alex Brown and Kieran Debrouwer whose persistence created the chance. On the half hour mark Brocton earned a lifeline as Heanor seemed to take the foot of the gas when Sam Bell curled one home from the edge of the box.
|KEENAN LAYTON RECEIVES TREATMENT FOR HEANOR TOWN|
|MR KAVANAGH POINTS THE WAY TO THE TEA BAR|
|OOH ITS MR KAVANAGH AGAIN AS HE OFFERS WARM NEW YEARS GREETINGS TO MR CLARENCE|
Time to revisit Marion in the snack bar get some warmth back in the fingers and calm down!
Barnton were out for the second half all guns blazing as they looked to bring the great escape into reality and the leveller came with a superb header from Nick Wellecome who rose to power home a header from a right hand sided corner. The comeback was complete on 62 minutes when Dave Berks sent in a cross off the left that evaded everybody and flew into the far top corner to set off joyous scenes of celebrations for the green and whites.
With 17 minutes remaining the afternoon went from bad to worse for Heanor when they were reduced to 9 players and Mr Kavanagh had the chance to flash another red sadly no involvement for out dug out assistant referee on this one, though he probably clocked up enough marks from the assessor in the first half. Brocton player pulled down by visiting keeper McCormack 25 yards out with one defender behind him and another about to come round yellow only, nope out came the red circle again. The Staffordshire side had kept their heads while all those around them were loosing theirs, cue Mike Bassett, and through sheer determination to keep playing and not get involved in any distractions picked up all three points in their battle to avoid the drop.
Quick dash away at the final whistle for the omnibus to town and after a brief re engagement with the shopping streets we were whisked away to Tamworth for a 2 minute change in Derby that saw us arrive back in base station just before 7.30.
Overall today for those worrying about my fish and chip intake they were not available near the ground which was a shame but the 'spoons was an experience. Don't let the former put you off a visit to Silkmore Lane though for Brocton FC is a smart little club with an equally smart little ground with some very welcoming officials who should be rightly proud of their set up.