Derbyshire Senior Cup
SOUTH NORMANTON AFC 1 SHIREBROOK TOWN FC 0
Always good to go to Lees Lane to see old friends at South Normanton and tonight a fair few local celebs were in force. On the gate was Normo's Chairman Phil Bailey who was happy as usual to see me and take me money and then Secretary and Programme Editor Steve Harris.
I entered the Shiners Bar, where I cut the tape some years ago with Phil Bailey and had a couple of pints pre match and got talking to a few local hoppers and even sold 3 Advanced Nots Senior League Groundhop Tickets and 2 sets of Badges.
Outside I stepped for the kick off and had a chat with Clipstone Chairman Brett Marshall and Mr Clipstone Barry Clarke who has been quite poorly of late, so it was great to see the 74 year old looking so well and back on his feet.
The game kicked off and it was very even with chances at both ends, but as the game went on, it was the home side that was going closer. After 39 minutes, SHANE NEWTON fired them in to a 1-0 lead.
Half time came and I joined the queue in the tea bar for my pie and chips and a cuppa Oxo which went down well. The Second Half kicked off and I stood with Heanor Town's Scott Ward and Barry Clarke.
The game seemed to die out with passes going astray by both teams and hardly any chances, I think the majority of the crowd were just glad it didn't go in to extra time.
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