at Mill Street Playing Field, Greenwich Avenue, Basford
North Midland U19 League, Division 2
Basford United (2) 4
Dan Jackson 15 pen, 65
Jack Smith 21,
Tom Teece 82
Ollerton Town (0) 1
Chas Taylor 63
Admission £2 inc. programme
Details to follow presently
A most excellent summary of this game, written by Mr Malcolm Storer, of the parish of Hucknall, for his thoroughly entertaining blog "On The Road 2012-13" can be unearthed by clicking this link.
As they defended a Jack Smith corner, the referee blew up and pointed the spot after spotting a deliberate handball.
Thing is, it was clearly Basford's Luke McKeag who committed the offence, not an Ollerton player.
Chas Taylor was booked for protesting too vociferously, before Dan Jackson stepped forward, ignored the injustice of it all and smacked the ball home from the spot.
Referees are only human and we're all prone to making mistakes.
That was a bad one.
Time keeping, time and motion and weights and measures are an under rated branch of science and one must strive to report things as accurately as is humanly possible.
Before the interval, Joe Fletcher kept Dan Jackson at bay with an excellent double save.
HT - United 2 v Town 0
From the resultant corner however, Taylor rose above the Basford defence and powerfully headed home from the edge of the six yard box to make the score 2-1.
Donnie, in the Basford goal might have had good reason to feel aggrieved, that referee didn't spot the fact that he was being manhandled and obstructed when Ollerton scored, but these things balance themselves out over the course of a game and they certainly just had done ... ask Chas Taylor!
Ollerton's revival only lasted a few minutes, before Dan Jackson restored Basford's two goal cushion, when he drilled the ball past Joe Fletcher from an angle..
He was also unlucky when Jack Smith nutmegged him with a backheel a minute later. A sublime piece of skill from a player who isn't one of the star turns of this impressive Basford side, but he is most definitely their engine room.
Smith created United's fourth goal, with a precision pass across the face of Ollerton's goal on 82 minutes.
It looked as though Jack Hodson had got the final touch, but the goal was actually credited to Tom Teece ... discuss amongst yourselves.
A good game all told and though Basford warranted a win, Ollerton didn't deserve to leak four goals, especially seeing as the first one was 'a bit iffy', to say the very least.
An enjoyable night, spent in lively and entertaining company, but by heck, it was bloody cold!