Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Retford United 3 v. Newark Town 0 - Pre Season Friendly

Tuesday 17th July 2012, at Cannon Park
Pre Season Friendly
Retford United (2) 3
Scott Bibby 9, Kyle Hadley 34, Adam Scott 62
Newark Town (0) 0
Admission £5, Programme £1 (covers 3 games), Attendance 82
Thanks to Jon Knight for the team sheet and to Annie Knight, just for being there ;-) xxx
Retford United:
Ward, Smith, Severn, Walkden, Sanderson, Aspinall, O'Neill, Hadley, Bibby, Frost, Scott.
Substitutes - Meachen, Stoddart, Cooper, Parlby, Millington, Howard (GK).
Newark Town:
Attwood, Lloyd, Thorpe, Brewer, Stafford, Hovey, Hillier, Brooks, Ellison S, Swingler, Ellison M.
Substitutes - Cree, Parsons, Price, Purvis, Dobb.
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Two games and two victories for Retford United, as they saw off Newark Town of the Central Midlands League (South), to carry on where they left off against Bassetlaw neighbours and former tenants Worksop Town, of the Ev0-Stik Northern Premier League, at the weekend.
Tom Swingler had a chance to put the Blues ahead inside the first ten minutes, but he scuffed his shot across the face of goal.
Scott Bibby came close for the home side, when he fired narrowly wide from an Andy Walkden cross, but a couple of minutes later, Adam Scott set up another chance for Bibby and this time the Badgers were ahead.
Ian Hillier, had a free kick well held by Jack Ward in the United goal, while at the other end, the ever lively Adam Scott flashed a free kick over the bar from on the edge of Newark's box.
On 20 minutes, Hillier made some space for himself 12 yards out, but drilled the ball wide of the post.
Simon Ellison tackled Andy Walkden just inside the Retford half and set off on a run towards the Badgers goal, but he couldn't keep his shot down and it ended up in the car park instead of the back of the net.
A Graeme Severn cross found Kyle Hadley, 10 yards from goal ... and United were two in front.
It had been a fairly evenly balanced game until the second goal, but now United were in the ascendancy and Newark will have welcomed the half time whistle, along with the chance to regroup and refocus.
Half time - Retford United 2 v Newark Town 0
Five minutes into the second half, Scott Bibby smacked the ball against the visitors upright.
Then Adam Scott had what looked like a certain goal turned onto the crossbar by Gary Attwood.
United were soon back on the attack and Andy Walkden fired narrowly wide of Attwood's gaol, as Retford pushed on to try killing the game off.
Newark substitute, Danny Purvis, looked a real handful when he came on, he showed the Retford defence a clean pair of heels out on the right, but none of his team mates could get onto his cross into the mix.
On 62 minutes, Adam Scott claimed the goal that his performance warranted, with a neat chip from the edge of the box.
The home side could now afford to sit back and let Newark do all the running.
Another of the visitors subs, Darryl Price, headed narrowly wide with 15 minutes remaining ... and although a comeback was barely feasible now, the 'Peaceful Warriors' still soldiered on to try giving the final score a more respectable look.
Dom Swingler tried his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort was off target.
Ian Hillier's 25 yard free kick was well held by Jack Ward. And then Swingler tried a snap shot from even further out but Ward took it cleanly.
With the clock ticking down, Ian Hillier dribbled into the box and shot, but his effort deflected wide of the goal.
Newark had given it a real go late on, but the game was already won by then and Retford United kept their CMFL visitors out of harms reach, with a solid rearguard, to keep another clean sheet.
Full time - Retford United 3 v Newark Town 0