at the Jones & Co. Solicitors Stadium, AKA Cannon Park
Baris Northern Counties East League Premier Division
Retford United (0) 2
Richard Medcalf 63, Reece Thompson 73
Staveley Miners Welfare (0) 0
Admission £5, Programmr £1.50, Attendance 151
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Duffy, Dorgan, Severn, Lucas, Fisher, Johnson, O'Neill, Thompson, Medcalf (Walkden), Cross (Cooper), Hadley (Stannard). Unused Sub - Nesbitt.
Staveley Miners Welfare
Herring, Korey Nix (Kallum Nix), Claridge, Linacre, Swales, Lindley, Woodhead, Smith, Damms, Kistell (Ellis), Watters.
Unused Subs - Gee, Emson, Ayres.
I'm old and decrepit ... and I really need my beauty sleep these days.
And they did just that.
Though United had a bit of good fortune in the build up to their first goal, when the match referee missed a blatant pull back on Ryan Watters as he broke free on the right wing and set off on a charge towards the home sides penalty area, with a clear run on goal. Possibly the referee didn't get a clear view, because of a crowd of players in his sight line, but the linesman on that side certainly did.
He must've been under orders to just stick to offside and throw in decisions today.
Reece Thompson will have enjoyed scoring the Badgers second ten minutes later, because he was getting some fairly close attention from a couple of the Staveley lads who know of him from Under 19s league games.
On the balance of things, United deserved the win, but the shoots of recovery were their for all to see in the visitors ranks, who gave a good account of themselves.
|Retford celebrate Reece Thompson's goal|