NOTTINGHAMSHIRE SENIOR LEAGUE PREMIER @ FOREST SPORTS ZONE
9 DECEMBER 2017 --- 3PM
|FC CAVALIERS V GEDLING SOUTHBANK|
As ever approaching the weekend the weather was the big factor to intervene with Saturday footy with the snow at base station nicely iced over games looked increasingly doubtful to take place and with a heavy overnight frost forecast even where there was no covering games would definitely fall foul of inspections and so it proved to be. Thankfully FC Cavaliers home ground on Gregory Boulevard was a 3g surface and had been on the agenda for a while and as long as there was no covering of snow the game would hopefully take place. Here thanks goes to Cavaliers manager Martin Hickey whose responses on Friday sealed this as the game to cover on Saturday.
Option for travel was by bus to Alfreton with a quick change onto a Rainbow 1 service to Bobbers Mill for a pre match meal[!?] in one of my favourite Big M's today did not disappoint and with a smart car emblazoned with Macs in the car park I did envisage Ronald being on the premises, although I have to report he was not to be seen. As good as ever in this relatively new Macs and while there checking the games being postponed all around there were just two others on in Nottingham at Gedling MW and Dunkirk.
|BEN GATES SOUND SCULPTURES|
|NOTTINGHAM TRAM OFFERS A CONVINENT WAY TO ARRIVE|
|ENTRY TO THE SPORTS ZONE|
|CHANGING ROOMS AND TOP DECK ENTRANCE TO THE 3G.|
Todays visitors Gedling Southbank newly promoted from division 1 were toying with the wrong end of the league but looked resplendent in their superb red and white striped kit, whereas the green kit of FC Cavaliers is a not too often seen colour in todays game.
|DAVID KOLAPO CELEBRATES HIS FIRST GOAL|
|BAYLEIGH REID RECEIVES THE CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS GOAL|
|GEDLING SOUTHBANK IN POSESSION|
Unfortunately the front man could not find the opening for his hat trick but Cavaliers did go close with just 7 minutes remaining when Keba Drame struck a lovely effort from 20 yards only for the post to interrupt what would have been another superb goal.
|FC CAVALIERS ON THE ATTACK|
A quick dash to Victoria bus station saw a prompt departure to connect in Derby, this time, with an arrival back at base around 7pm.