|From first team hat trick hero, to Under 19s kit man, in less than a week ;-)|
at the Recreation Ground, Scrooby Road, Bircotes
North Midland U19 League Division 2
Harworth Colliery U19 (0) 0
Buxton U19 (3) 4
Dan Gilbride 33, Charlie Johnson 43 (pen),
Josh Bridge 44, Alex Airey 81
Admission £2, Programme £1
Tom Hogg, Tom Cameron, Luke Bailey, Jordan Nortcliffe, Jordan Hardman, Chris Higgins, Enzo Guarini, Mitchell Lax, Daine McGrain, Matt Smith, Connor Gresham
Subs - Lewis Francis, Tom Sowden, Danny Siddall, Calum Tiffany, Ben Thompson
John Stanway, John Ollerenshaw, Charlie Johnson, Leon Owen, Josh Hall, Zak Heywood, Josh Bridge, Alex Airey, Danny Gilbride, Danny Hopkins
Subs - Giru Felix-George, John Ballington
There wasn't very much anybody could've done about Danny Gilbridge's opening goal, that he crashed home off the underside of the crossbar after 33 minutes.
It was typical of Harworth's luck tonight that Gilbridge was only drafted into the starting line up late in the day, after one of their original starting line up, John Ballington, needed to pull out during their pre match warm up and had to settle for a place on the bench instead.
But the needlessly conceded penalty on the edge of the box, in the run up to half time and the AWOL defending at the near post from a corner, that saw Harworth massively contribute to Buxton's 2nd and 3rd goals ... and as a consequence, to their own downfall tonight ... well, the less said the better.
Under 19's football can be a steep learning curve when you come up against a team with quality players like Buxton have in their side; the important thing is to take those lessons on board and iron out any mistakes in readiness for future games.
Next week, I'm sure the Colliery Under 19s will give a better account of themselves, now they've seen what they're up against.
Obviously, Harworth did create several chances tonight and Buxton didn't have it all their own way ... Enzo Guarini forced a double save out of John Stanway in the first half, who stayed on his feet until the last moment ... but the clear cut ones were few and far between.
He's not that sort of person ... and Jordan isn't going anywhere just yet!
It's going to be a tall order to attain a top three finish now, but that is the target.
Onwards and upwards!
Well played Buxton, who, to be fair, looked like the best Under 19s team Harworth have played against up to now this season ... and I told them that as well.
Harworth Colliery Under 19s, 2012-13, the flesh is willing, the resolve and determination is intact and as strong as ever.
We have unfinished work to do and a target to achieve.
Write us off at your peril ... seriously!
Match report from Buxton FC website