Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Maltby Main 4 v Jubilee Sports 1 - Sheff & Hallam Senior Cup 2nd Rd

Wednesday 14th October 2015
Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup 2nd Round
at Muglet Lane
Maltby Main (2) 4
Josh Nodder 2, 75
Ryan Poole 44
Sam Forster 52
Jubilee Sports (1) 1
Byron Mullen 17
Admission £3. Attendance 32
Thanks to John Mills for team line ups:
Maltby Main:
Danny Rushing, Jordan Poole, Josh Hemmingway, Hayden Barnett (C), Joe Austin, Ryan Poole, Sam Forster, Nicky Darker, Steven Hopewell, Farbod Youssefi (Dean Conway 62), Josh Nodder
Subs - Luke Gibson, Brian Cusworth, Liam Flint, Rush Garfitt
Jubilee Sports:
Richard Spinks, Callum Pinhorn, Joel Magill, Lee Hill, Scott Bingley (C),  Darrel Antcliffe, Byron Mullen, Adam Askwith, Craig Senior, Jordan Livett (Liam Hadlington 75), Craig Hobson
Subs - Steven Simons, Simon Bingley
County Senior League side Jubilee Sports gave a very good account of themselves tonight... and for a while, particularly during the opening 45 minutes, they had their NCEL Premier Division hosts on the back foot.
But Maltby just about dealt with everything their lively visitors could muster and grew in stature themselves the longer the game went on, and ultimately, they progressed through to the next round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup, by virtue of four very well taken goals.
With just two minutes on the clock, Josh Nodder dispossessed Byron Mullen on the left hand side of the park, charged forwards 20 yards and powered a thumping shot just inside the left hand upright, beyond the reach of Richard Spinks.
The omens looked good for the Miners, but Jubilee Sports raised their game and signalled their intentions when a long range free kick by Jordan Livett from out on the left wing had to be flicked around the post at full stretch by Danny Rushing.
The visitors looked dangerous from dead balls and set pieces and on 17 minutes they drew level when Scott Bingley's long throw in from out on the right wing, found Maltby's goal line and in an effort to head the ball away, the home side's captain Hayden Barnett, only helped it past his despairing keeper and into the path of Byron Mullen who nodded home the equaliser from virtually underneath the crossbar.
Pulling level seemed to give 'Sports' a lift and... in the words of a local wordsmith sat to my left: "This Jubbly lot or whoever they are, are all ovver us!"
For purposes of clarification, ovver is the correct pronunciation of the word which is spelt over... and anyone who doesn't already speak with a Maltby dialect, should be learning to embrace this very suave and sophisticated tongue, as soon as is humanly possible. It is the purest form of English known to mankind.
Rushing was soon in the line of fire again, when he had to sprint out of his box to head the ball away; Mullen seized the loose ball and with the Maltby keeper stranded, the home side were fortunate that Jordan Poole was on hand to marshall the ball away.
Steven Hopewell hooked a close range shot over the bar from a Nodder cross.
But Maltby survived yet another scare when Craig Senior skipped past two challenges and laid the ball sideways to Craig Hobson who scuffed the ball over from eight yards.
Jordan Livett headed against Maltby's crossbar from a right wing corner.
Jubilee Sports weren't giving Maltby any time to settle on the ball and compose themselves, but the home side kept battling away, knowing that chances would come and that their hard working visitors probably wouldn't be able to keep up such an impressive tempo for the whole 90 minutes.
Craig Hobson went to ground as he went shoulder to shoulder Josh Hemmingway and the referee pointed to the spot without hesitation.
The visitors management to their immense credit called to their players to come away from the referee and said "It was a penalty but I'd be gutted if one of ours saw red for that"... in the event Hemmingway was given a yellow card and a tightrope to walk for the remainder of the game.
And Adam Askwith's penalty kick was saved by Rushing.
Steve Hopewell found a yard of space to make a chance for himself but crashed the ball against the visitors crossbar from inside the area.
But, in the main, with half time approaching fast, Maltby were still finding their County Senior League opponents to be a tough nut to crack, but with no options available for him to pick out a teammate in the crowded penalty area, Ryan Poole opted to have a crack from over 25 yards and he drilled the ball into the back of the net, to record Maltby's second quality strike of the night and put them back in front.
In stoppage time Senior hit the Maltby bar and Rushing saved a free kick from Livett.
But the tide had turned now and the Miners imposed themselves on the game after the break.
HT: Maltby Main 2 v Jubilee Sports 1
Farbod Youssefi almost netted for the home side straight from the restart, but he slashed his shot across the face of the goal and wide of the far post.
In the 52nd minute, Maltby finally got a grip on the game when Josh Hemmingway played a measured ball through the left channel for Sam Forster to run onto, the Maltby number 7 motored forward and planted the ball past Spinks and into the bottom left hand corner of the net on 52 minutes.
All of Maltby's goals tonight were great finishes and there wasn't a great deal that Spinks could've done about any of them.
Jubilee Sports began to tire but still kept trying to make inroads into Maltby's final third and Livett wasn't far away with a shot from 15 yards out.
But if Maltby had rode their luck in the first half they were out to finish the job off now and Forster had plenty of time to pick his spot from Youseffi's cross, but the ball bounced up at the last moment and almost ended up in the allotments on Outgang Lane.
On 75 minutes Josh Nodder, took the ball down outside the right hand edge of the 'Sports' area, switched the ball onto his right foot and launched his second goal of the night past Spinks to put the game beyond the visitors reach.
The towering Dean Conway came very close to adding a fifth goal for the Miners and right at the death, Askwith headed Mullen's right wing cross wide of Mullen's goal.
FT: Maltby Main 4 v Jubilee Sports 1
So Maltby Main go into the hat for tomorrow's third round draw, in a competition that they enjoyed an impressive run in last season, when they progressed as far as the semi final, where they lost to a last minute goal against Nostell Miners Welfare at Muglet Lane.
I might have missed listing a substitution or two (or maybe not), but as Summer bypassed Autumn and Winter arrived in Maltby tonight, I didn't really feel inclined to take my hands out of my deep pockets and scribble my usual copious amount of heavily detailed scrawl into my rapidly filling October journal.
It was good to catch up with the Maltby Main secretary John Mills again tonight, one of the many unsung heroes around whom a community football club would cease to function.
Fair play to Jubilee Sports tonight, they contributed a lot to an intriguing contest tonight and impressed a lot of people with their approach both on and off the pitch.
Maltby currently sit in the bottom half of the NCEL Premier Division, but it is a false position because they have played far fewer games than anybody else due to cup match commitments. If they carry on finding the back of the net with the panache that Josh Nodder, Ryan Poole and Sam Forster showed tonight, they'll soon be climbing up to mid table and beyond.
Muglet Lane is only a 15 minute drive from my home, I've already pencilled in my next few visits... get the kettle on John!