Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Heanor Town 5-1 Clay Cross Town

We've not been to the Town Ground very often so far this season - we've not always been free when the Lions have been at home.

Stood behind the top goal with our good buddy Chris "Tall-Lad" Dent - we were joined by former Hucknall Town manager and friend Brett Marshall.  Great to see Brett again, and nice to know he is off on holiday next week - but he is chomping at the bit to get back into the game.  His no. 2 at Hucknall, Graham Walker, came to talk to us at half-time - he is also missing the game and is itching to get back.

When the lady with the raffle came round, Brett flashed a tenner - but was told there was no change available, so I paid for his tickets.  When "Crink" joined us at half time he gave me the raffle money. The winning numbers were announced over the p.a - guess who won? Not me! Brett strolled off to collect his bottle of wine - with his tenner still in his wallet! Crafty bugger!

Brett Marshall happy with the win...........!

Heanor won this game by a decent margin, but until late in the second half, Clay Cross were arguably the better team and actually went ahead on the half-hour mark, CARL WHITEFORD firing home through a crowded penalty area, giving Heanor keeper no chance. 

With a minute of the first half remaining, Julian Capriano was dismissed after a poor challenge on half way. The former Heanor player's punishment was added to when the home team scored seconds after the set piece was taken, JIMMY RUSHBY volleying home sweetly at the far post. H-T 1-1

Heanor went ahead on 61 when a ball in the area appeared to deflect in off a defender - although the goal was credited to RUSHBY, it looked a definite OG to us.  The ball apparently hit Rushby as it was on its way into the goal. 

Four minutes later it was game over when NATHAN BENGER fired home at the far post after the visiting defence failed to clear their 6 yard box. 

RUSHBY completed his hat-trick 3rd in the 70th minute, nodding home after he was left unmarked in the middle of the goal, then with two to go, NICO DEGIROLAMO rifling across the keeper into the far corner of the net to make the scoreline slightly flattering for the home team. 

Admission £5
Programme £1
Attendance 99