Notts Senior League Cup Semi Final
WEST BRIDGFORD FC 6 ASPLEY PARK FC 1
Played at Bilborough Pelican
The first of the NSL League Cup Semi Finals pitched top v top, top of the Senior Division versus top of Division Two, infact both clubs are only 4 years old, so a interesting tie was on view.
On Saturday, Aspley Park lost their goalkeeper in the warm up, so tonight had to play with a midfield player in the nets.
The game was marked with a minutes silence before kick off, as sadly the Nottinghamshire FC chairman passed away at pitchside on Saturday whilst marking out the pitch.
From kick off, the game swung from end to end, but as I was on the gate, I forgot to start my stop watch and actually didn't see much of the first half apart from glancing round to see the odd move.
West Bridgford took a early lead, but Aspley kept to their game plan and pushed forward and through out the game had goal line clearances on 3 occasions, just before half time the Division Two side pulled it back to 1-1, but on the next attack, the referee looked over at the assistant referee and awarded West Bridgford a penalty for a pull in the box and Bridgford went 2-1 up and then scored again to go in to the the half time interval 3-1 in front . Shawn had enjoyed the first half as he was tormented by Glenn Russell. After a half time cuppa and the referee had drawn the Charity Raffle, to which the Pelican Barman won, I must thank all who purchased a raffle ticket as Hazel had raised £60, so a BIG thankyou to everyone.
The Second Half I stood with Coventry Based Groundhopper Clive Dunkley who had missed this ground and the two times we had here on a groundhop. The goals started to go in at regular Intervals for West Bridgford for them to run out 6-1 victors, though Asplay Park didn't disgrace themselves and are a very good side.
West Bridgford FC now face the winners of the Second Semi Final Selston FC v Wollaton FC which is to be played at The Stag ground, Kimberley MW FC on 22nd April with a 7.45pm kick off. The final is to be held at Basford United FC on 12th May.
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ASPLEY PARK FC WEBSITE
With tonight's raffle and the 7 goals scored, it now takes this seasons Charity total to £439.50
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