Notts Senior League
ATTENBOROUGH FC 1 BURTON JOYCE FC 3
Attenborough FC must hate the sight of me, as I seem to be a bit of a jinx to them, as I cant remember ever seeing them win. A visit today at The Strand was a must to catch up and have a chat with the home club who are n this seasons Notts Senior League Groundhop, funny enough at Burton Joyce, todays visitors.
On arrival, I was greeted by Club Secretary Terry Allen and Club Chair Sid Brown and was given a free cuppa and was soon joined by one of todays officials John Beckett. I had taken my camcorder along to do abit of filming which I hope turns out ok so I can put on youtube about the groundhop in April. As I finished filming, along came my best man at mine and Hazels wedding Greg Osborne and his dad Mick who used to do the Attenborough FC programme back in the early 1990's.
The game kicked off and Burton Joyce looked like they wanted the ball more and was a step quicker than their hosts and after just 9 minutes, Troy Smith smashed the ball against the far post for it to fall inbetween 3 defenders, to which one of them attempted to clear and it hit another and landed in the back of the net.
Burton continued to file forward and the home defence cleared off the line twice before in the 17th minute SAM BUCKLE doubled their lead. Burton could well have been 4 up at half time but for the brave and good keeping by the home keeper.
The Second Half kicked off and Attenborough looked the more livelier though after 50 minutes, the visitors were awarded a penalty, to which the Attenborough keeper made himself a hero with a superb stop. On the hour Attenborough then breached the Joyce back line when LIAM SLATER cut the arrears. Was this the fightback?.
On 81 minutes, Attenborough thought they had levelled things as the ball struck the back of the net, but the Linesman had his flag up for offside. The homesters threw everyone forward to try and rescue the game, but left gaps at the back and in the 86th minute, ROWAN COOPER broke through and lobbed the oncoming keeper to seal the points for Burton.
Photos from the game can be seen on this LINK
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