CMFL NORTH @ THE AVENUE
23 DECEMBER 2017 --- 2PM
|ACTION FROM AFC BENTLEY V RENISHAW RANGERS|
By design or not I had spent around 25% of my season watching games involving these two clubs Bentley of course by virtue of three consecutive new grounds where they just happened to be the opponents and Renishaw in a slightly different mode but overall both clubs are friendly and welcoming which makes todays return trip to The Avenue a bit of a must.
|THE PAVILION IN THE PARK|
|THE ROW OF SHOPS THAT GREET THE AVENUE|
|THE MAIN STAND|
|NEW FACILITIES UNDERWAY AT AFC BENTLEY|
By kick off time their was approaching double figures in hoppers including John McClure from the superb Your Football Ground page and with these visitors paid in the crowd sat around 32 at kick off time. It is of course a recurring factor that with a village the size of Bentley and the ground surrounded by houses hardly any locals come along for £3 its a bargain and with good endeavour and football on show today what does it take to get people along?
|THE PLAYERS TUNNEL|
|MADDISON MAKES IT 1-0|
|RENISHAW CLEAR OFF THE LINE FROM MADDISON |
The second period started at a right old pace with four goals in eleven frantic minutes it was Renishaw who pulled level with two in a minute first Paul Sherbourn ran across Brandon Ashmore who promptly dusted himself down and converted from the penalty spot. It was Ashmore again doing the damage down the left he skipped past three tracking defenders his low cross was laid back to Lewis Price whose shot took a deflection past Senior in the home goal. Renishaw had gained parity but this only remained for four minutes as Bentley sensing the steamroller was about to devour them woke up and re took the lead Maddison broke down the left took the ball round the out coming Booth and with the visitors goal exposed his effort was sliced into this own goal by a despairing attempted clearance from Adam Powell, own goal or the frontman's hat trick you decide.
|MATTY HUGHES ONCE AGAIN INFLUENTIAL FOR BENTLEY|
With seven minutes remaining and Renishaw now tiring Maddison got his hat trick or fourth whichever way you look at it he had a superb afternoon and influence on this game with a wonderful move that flowed down the left hand side before Alex Irwin supplied the perfectly weighted assist that set up the number 10 for his finish.
|DUG OUTS IN VIEW WITH DAN SHORT RENISHAW MANAGER TO THE FORE|
A comfortable return to Bentley station and a return journey that was on time allowed a 40 minute wait in Sheffield before a speedy return to base from an afternoon of good entertainment and a friendly welcome once again from both clubs.