PPLC CUP @ THE TOWN GROUND
10 OCTOBER 2017 7.45PM
|THE TOWN GROUND IS READY|
A short midweek journey then undertaken this time by the triple bus return which so often has seen me getting out the running shoes for the late connection in Ripley. It didn't start to well with the change being made in Ripley after tracking the Alfreton change 25 minutes late but arrival was in good enough time to sample the excellent bar at the ground before the delicacy of you've guessed it chip pea cob ably served by the Town Ground snack bar ladies!
|EXTENSIVE PRE MATCH RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN AGAIN AT HEANOR TOWN FC|
The onslaught didn't stop for Nuneaton when 4 minutes later Heanor secured their third with a quality strike from Reeves who cut in off the left before curling a superb edge of the box strike just inside the right hand upright to extend The Lions lead. It was 4 on 20 minutes when Reeves and Joshua Craddock combined gloriously to Vickers to get his second and so we went into half time. Often fearing a dour second half Heanor proved me wrong with a determined second half showing adding three more goals to their tally great work by the marauding Gregg Marriott up the right set up Reeves to turn home his second and Heanor's fifth. It was Marriott who again turn provider putting Kyle Daley away whose initial effort was saved by James Barber before he slotted home the rebound on 69 minutes. Heanor wrapped the scoring up on 75 minutes when Reeves completed his hat trick with Marriott completing his hat trick of assists providing the cross that allowed the number 9 to head home this time to make it seven.
|HEANOR TOWN FC TOWN GROUND|
The triple journeyed return had me following the progress of all option and having checked the bus option was selected and after a late wobble all changes were secured with an arrival at base just short of 11pm following a wonderful display of football under the lights at Heanor with did I mention it some good footy food too!