Saturday, 3 May 2014

Belper Town 1 v Mickleover Sports 0 - NPL Div 1 South - Play Off Final

Saturday 3rd May 2014
at Christchurch Meadow
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Division 1 South
Play Off Final
Belper Town (0) 1
Phil Watt 74
Mickleover Sports (0)
Admission £8
Programme £1.50
Attendance 1021
Click HERE  for Flickr photo group from this game
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Belper Town:
Scott Low, Chris Jones (Aaron Pride 53), James Cullingworth, Gareth Davies (Simon Harrison 65,, Phil Watt, Dan White, Aaron Cole, Steve Warne, Jon Froggatt (Kieran Wells 86), Mark Ward, Colin Marrison. Unused Subs - Dave Ratcliffe, Sam Duncum
Mickleover Sports:
Chris Martin, Kevin Grocott, Aaron Webster (Jordan Ball 83), Liam Walshe, Dwayne Wiley, Nico DeGirolamo, Sean Kinsella, Danny Holmes (Mark Goodfellow 76), Simeon Oshoboke, Karl Demidh, Chris Palmer.
Unused Subs - Kyle Bryant, Romaine Graham, Henry Sibenge
Not one for the purists if truth be told, as these two Derbyshire sides played out a very tight and nervy 90+ minutes in front of a shirt sleeved crowd, at a packed Christchurch Meadow. Whereby the respective game plans that both teams adopted for this 'winner takes all' game, saw them more intent on not giving anything away, rather than taking any risks with an attacking and cavalier approach.
But, you couldn't blame either manager for that, given that a whole season's worth of hard work and endeavour was to be decided on the outcome of just one final 'make or break' fixture, with promotion to the NPL Premier Division up for grabs to today's winning team.
You also have to take into account, that on a gloriously hot afternoon, it has been a long season for both teams and as they lined up for one last time, they were understandably knackered
It was still an intriguing game, albeit bereft of a few thrills and spills to relieve the tension every once in a while.
Match details to follow ASAP
Man of the match, Dan White ... take a bow

Here comes Wellsy!