Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Shirebrook Town 2 v Ollerton Town 1 - PSF
Pre Season Friendly
at Langwith Road
Shirebrook Town 2
Lee Whittington 10, 82
Ollerton Town 1
Jamie Charlton 86
Three half hour segments that is.
A sensible arrangement between the managers and match officials, on what was officially the most scorching hot day on planet earth, since the Big Bang itself.
Both manager's Chris Millington of Shirebrook and Dave Winter of Ollerton, have been busy recruiting two very useful looking sides, who should both do well in their respective leagues this coming season.
But there was one individual involved who I know as fact will have trained with and/or played for at least three different clubs in the space of a few days.
Obviously 'A. Trialist' doesn't have any problems with his stamina.
He'll be a good acquisition for Shirebrook, particularly alongside his new strike partner Jamie Smith who looked very sharp tonight too.
Whittington scuffed a 20 yard free kick wide of the mark midway through the second period, but found his range with 8 minutes remaining, when he doubled Shirebrook's lead with a sweetly struck effort from the same distance, that left Shaun Taylor grasping air..
Charlton nearly equalised right at the end, but his effort came back off the post, while at the other end, Whittington was only a whisker away from claiming a hat trick on his debut.
A decent work out for both sides all told.