Saturday, 1 September 2012

Saturday 1st September 2012

Today, the only place to be, is Scrooby Road, Bircotes, where two of the three sides who have won all of their games this season in the CMFL North; Harworth Colliery Institute and Easington United, meet head to head.
Something's got to give today, in this intriguing fixture, which is a hard one to call and could go either way.
Admission is a mere £3 and this seasons much improved match programme only costs £1.
And the bar is open now!
Set your designated drivers sat nav to DN11 8JT and get y'self along.
Match preview from the Harworth Colliery Institure website:
Harworth Colliery V Easington
We welcome Easington this Saturday to Scrooby Road for what must be classed as the game of the day in the Central Midlands League North Division. Both sides go into the game defending an 100% record so something is going to have to give. The visitors come to us on the back of an excellent victory, in what was a local derby for them against Westella, by a margin of 2-0. Previous to this they have had a home victory 3-1 against Thorne, whilst their first game of the season ended with a 2-0 away win at Glapwell.
For us we finished August with five wins out of five (should have been six) which saw us finish the month 3 pts clear at the top of the league. Six points were taken over the bank holiday weekend with an away win at Yorkshire Main and a home victory against Thorne.
Both games were closely fought and a one goal margin was enough in both cases.
Thorne on Monday were a dogged side, physical with it, and it was hard to see how they had conceded seven at home 48 hours previously. A few of our players were not at their best, but fortunately the defence were, and big Stuart Needham at the back won nearly every high ball that was sent forward and gained the man of the match award. As normal we kept going, and four minutes from time Pick was on hand to convert a good cross from Walker into his third goal from 2 starts.
Once again though we go into the game with players missing through injury/holiday. The squad is certainly being tested at the moment, and we will do well to keep our run going against such strong opposition.
Match preview from the Easington United website:

Early arrivals will also be able to watch part of Harworth's 3rd team game against Bawtry Town Reserves on the pitch adjacent to the main ground.
Go on, you know you're really tempted now ;-)