MIDLANDS REGIONAL ALLIANCE PREMIER @ LANGER LANE
24 MAY 2018 --- 7PM
It was Derby based visitors Allestree who pulled off a remarkable victory by the odd goal in seven twice coming back from behind before taking the chances that mattered in this MRA Premier game.
|LANGER LANE HOME OF CHESTERFIELD TOWN FC|
Approaching the ground via the tree lined Langer Lane this beautiful evening gave up at the top on the left hand side the Chesterfield College sports grounds and approaching on the sloping driveway a wonderful summers evening view towards the trees and rolling fields and finally the village of Wingerworth.
The set up here surrounds a small changing room block offering up a pitch slightly to the left, in use tonight, and one to the right further away there is I guess room for a third one in the middle void. The educational feel is added to by the site being surrounded with grey metal spiked fencing seen so often around schools today. There is no furniture to describe except to say the pitches are in pretty smart condition with some good line markings compared to some seen this season. To the house side and far goal end high catch nets are in place to stop the loss of footballs into gardens and heavy undergrowth areas.
Having received a warm greeting from home manager Barry there was a fair selection of hoppers arriving from all over the country who would make up this small crowd of 20. Former manager Simon Dixon was in attendance and he was joined by Steve Bates both of whom are now taking on new challenges in The CMFL with Renishaw Rangers. While on the CMFL the home side along with quite a few other MRA sides are expressing an interest in joining the new regional division 1 within its structure.
It was a welcoming night with tonight's referee Rob Rees offering the chance for a quick catch up and he had a good game with some excellent sprints he was ably assisted by Georgia Ball and Jack Ross. After a period of injury it is to be hoped Rob's experience will once again grace the EMCFL and CMFL next season.
|ALLESTREE 3 POINTS BETTER OFF OH YES AND £500 THANKS TO GLADIATOR SPORTS|
This was intended to be a quick midweek local blog however both sides provided goals and chances galore so here goes, the home side took the lead on after three minutes when Sam Labrum cross for
Cory Burton at the far post to convert. Within ten minutes Allestree had equalised a corner of the left was met by the deflective header of Robert Rooney.
|MATCH ACTION WITH ALLESTREE JUST ABOUT IN CONTROL|
Within four minutes of the re start referee Rees endeared himself to the visiting side with a penalty award duly despatched by Toby Bowen to give Allestree the lead for the first time. Efforts were coming in from both sides as the game opened up with at the stage the visitors looking likely to go on to increase their lead however Chesterfield went so close on 81 minutes when a through ball from Jack Wyn found Theo Jarrald who lifted the ball over Crofts in the visitors goal only for it to strike the bar.
Just two minute on though and Allestree doubled their advantage when a good run from Bowen set up Laird who after the intial save put away the re bound for his second of the game. As we entered stoppage time Wyn provided a perfect left wing corner for Harry Denton to head home to reduced the arrears to 3-4.
|STEADY HERE COMES A SPRINT|
A final footnote With Robert Rooney and Ollie Shearer on the team sheet for Allestree it would have been churlish of me not to mention the headline possibilities but it didn't happen!