Scott Ward gave me his usual cordial welcome, although he wasn't exactly busy on the gate. I have to say that Scott's matchday programme is getting to be among the best in the CMLS - well done and good work, Scott.
Line ups courtesy Jevon Swinscoe
I was asked if I was going to the CML Cup final at Alfreton on Sunday afternoon - to be honest I'd forgotten it was on - then Dave Voller asked if I was going to the Notts Sunday League Keith Roberts Trophy final at Dunkirk at 10:30am. Might just get them both in, you never know!!!
KEIRAN WHALIN opened the scoring for Real with just 57 seconds on the watch, slotting home from 18 yards after he was left unmarked. BRETT WATSON levelled for the home team in the 9th minute, his gentle lob looping over Ryan Murray and into the net.
Blidworth were looking a bit lack-lustre and lethargic, but they managed to keep parity until the 40th minute when Watson upended Ricky Robinson in the box, and DALTON STEPHENS converted the ensuing penalty.
ANTON DANIELS headed home a cross from the right just before the break to give the scoreline a bit more of a realistic look at the break, so one-sided was the game.
Went to have a chat with Scott Ward at the break - he kindly offered me a coffee, but I was more interested in going to the car and fetching my gloves! It was a little chilly to say the least. Blidworth were not afforded the luxury of a half-time drink - they were kept out on the pitch for a right old bollocking. It seemed to work, as the second half was all Blidworth. Unfortunately they could not find the net again - and also found Murray in good form, so any attempts at goal were quickly and calmly snuffed out.
It took Real until the 86th minute to register again, ANTON DANIELS firing across Jason Fisher into the far corner, totally against the run of play. MATT MCKENZIE added the fifth in the 3rd minute of added time, curling the ball past Fisher after he was given the ball some 15 yards from goal. F-T 1-5
Programme £1 ****
Referee: Mr. Duncan Robertson - had a good game, but the players made it easy for him. All three official were from Lincolnshire - surely local ones can be used for these end of season meaningless games? The gate money would nowhere near cover their expenses.