Sunday, 6 December 2009

Another good result - Sheffield FC 2 - 6 Belper Town!

Really enjoyed the game yesterday! Belper were in league action at table-toppers Sheffield FC. This was really cool because Sheffield play about a  mile and a half from Nortoner Towers so, for once, we didn't have to drive 30 miles there and back to see the Nailers!

And what a game we saw. On a heavy, greasy pitch more suited to cattle grazing than football, Sheffield were taken apart in the first 20 minutes as Belper scored 3 times and could (should?) have had at least 2 more.

Sheffield pulled one back before half time  and nerves were jangling when they scored a second early in the 2nd half. However, with Sheffield pressing forward for the equaliser - Belper hit them twice on the break to make it 5 - 2 with 10 minutes or so left. Andy Rushbury then added a 6th in the last few minutes as a totally demoralised Sheffield side were left chasing shadows.

The best performance I've seen from the Belper team this season. Everybody contributed to the win and how they managed to play some of the neat passing football they did on a pitch as bad as this one, I still have no idea!

There's a"Bumper Bundle" of pictures (courtesy of the master - Tim Harrison) - here:

The win feels all the better because the team had drawn 1-1 on Tuesday evening in a game they really ought to have won. Against Leek Town, Belper scored on 2 minutes and conceded an equaliser in the 2nd minute of injury time. It really felt like a defeat and there were some who were concerned about how the team would react against high-flying Sheffield FC. Well.... now we know.

Next Tuesday night is the President's Cup game against Grantham but the Duchess and I can't make it. We have my niece's birthday bash at Mama Mia Pepe's Italian Restaurant in Sheffield that night and so will miss what should be an interesting game. After yesterday, the lads should be full of confidence but that is what keeps fans coming back to games of football - you never really know!!

On the health front - I feel OK and have finished the course of antibiotics prescribed by the hospital/my GP and now await results of the CT scan I had last week. I guess I'll have to ring the docs next week to see if they've heard anything back from the hospital.

Work continues as work does - orders have slowed a little but with an almost 2-week closure at Christmas, the production schedules are pretty much full now until we resume normal operation on 4th January.

Nothing else to report and since the rain has finally stopped and the sun is out, I am going to venture outside to check the squirrel trap and bird feeders etc. The last chance before next weekend!

I really hate this going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark malarky.... it's really depressing! Still - only 15 days to the "shortest day" and then the nights start to lighten - keep that thought alive!!

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