Notts Senior League Cup
WATNALL ATHLETIC FC 0 WEST BRIDGFORD FC 5
This was my first visit to Digby Street since the groundhop match between Kimberley MW v Keyworth United nearly 2 years ago, since then Kimberley MW first team have moved to the Stag Ground in Kimberley, whilst newly formed Watnall Athletic have moved on to Digby Street.
Watnall are lying second in Division Two of the Notts Senior League before todays match, whilst West Bridgford FC are unbeaten two divisions above in the Senior Division.
On arrival, I was met by Watnall's secretary Matt Holland and got a cuppa, whilst Hazel helped in the tea bar, had a chat with referee Colin White and with West Bridgford manager Gary Hayward.
The game kicked off and it was the senior division who had the upper hand and on 14 minutes, a corner from the right side made its way to DAVE ERETZ who back heeled past the keeper to make it 1-0. It was soon to be 2-0 when PAT NEWSOME doubled the visitors lead.
Watnall seemed a bit unsettled as Bridgford showed why there was a 2 division gap and on 38 minutes, TOM COOKE made it 3-0.
Half time came and went and again it was the visitors who pressed forward and on 51 minutes, AARON LARGE made it 4-0, but the homesters didn't seemed too happy about the goal standing and asked the referee why, but Colin White stood his ground and explained why he had allowed the goal.
On 70 minutes, West Bridgford went 5-0 up when PAT NEWSOME hammered home his second of the game. Both clubs made subs and Watnall created their first chance of the game from a corner which was handled well by the keeper.
As we were nearly full time, the ref blew and ran towards the far side of the pitch as all players were getting involved in a scuffle, the ref to his credit divided the two sets of players and let things cool down before approaching his assistant and then awarded two red cards to the two West Bridgford subs, ending good game on a sour note.
Must mention I felt Referee Colin White had a superb game that could have got out of hand at stages.
I must thank both Matt Holland for the kind £5 donation and also the same to West Bridgford Manager Gary Hayward for the same, with the goals scored today, it now takes the Charity of Support Dogs total to £277.25
Photos from the game can be seen on this LINK
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