Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Reserves at Staveley

Since the Duchess had a Junior Football League meeting to attend, I got a "pass-out" and went to watch Staveley MW Reserves v Belper Town Reserves last night.

Despite the damp and gloomy conditions, it was a very entertaining game with Belper quickly going 2 goals behind before pulling back to level the scores by half time. They then took the lead early in the second half and looked like getting a good win until Staveley snatched an equaliser with minutes to go.

Belper included James Colliver - first team captain - and he encouraged and guided the younger lads through the game but apart from him and maybe one or two of the Staveley side, the rest of the players were all in their late teens/early 20s.

After the game, Staveley were presented with their league runners-up medals and the Belper lads stayed on the pitch to applaud their success.

It's a nice set-up at Staveley. A flat pitch (if a little "bobbly") and a very clean cafe on site serving hot and cold food and drinks. Only difference from Belper reserves games was I had to pay to get in!!! £2 entrance fee and 50p for a programme. At Christchurch Meadow, admission is free and so is the programme. Still - enjoyed the evening anyway!

With both Belper 1st team and reserves having completed their fixtures, not sure when my next football match will be. Good job there's cricket to look forward to!

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