Notts Senior League
RUDDINGTON VILLAGE FC 0 PMG CAVALIERS FC 3
There was a buzz around Elms Park as before the match, Ruddington Village FC through various ways of fund raising had raised over £2000 and handed the massive cheque over to their chosen charity The British Heart Foundation. This charity was close to the club as their Reserve Team Manager Joe Dunstan had a heart attack not so long ago, so today meant a lot to them.
Around 1pm I was joined at the ground by Leicester based friend and Groundhopper Rob Campion, who sadly cant make this seasons Notts Senior League Groundhop, but paid me for his Badge set.
The match kicked off and it was soon noticeable that Ruddington were only playing with one up front whilst PMG were breaking with three up front. It was the homesters on 20 minutes who had the first effort on goal, when long range effort was turned round the post by the PMG keeper. PMG kept pressing forward and right on the stroke of half time, a break up the left wing found out IMMAIN SAMUELS who hit a rasping shot home to give his side a 1-0 lead.
Just before half time, a Ruddington player went down injured and was unable to continue and this left the homesters to complete the game with only 10 men.
The Second Half, Cavs picked up their game whilst Village battled away but ot came as no surprise when the extra man advantage paid off in the 77th minute, when RICKY CROSS doubled the visitors lead.
Soon after it was 3-0 to Cavs when a deflected shot by JACK BARNES deceived the home keeper.
All three officials had a good game
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