Last night, Belper Town entertained Mickleover Sports who were on a league record run of 16 straight wins and are top of the league by a street.
This was a local derby so a lot hinged on the match. After Belper's recent poor run of form, (2 points from the last 18 - not won in 6 games) a win was an absolute necessity.
At a packed Christchurch Meadow, (gate was 430 - the average attendance this season is just on 200) the team showed their true colours and although it was only a 1-0 win, it could have been 4 or 5 but the bounce of the ball didn't always favour Belper.
Anyway - who cares - the result was right in the end and hopefully, this will lift the team for the remainder of the season. A play off place is still a possibility but it's going to take a massive effort.
I didn't take the camera - it was peeing it down and in any case, we had decided to stand behind the goal with the "Belper Massive" and try to "sing" the team to victory. Didn't need the distraction of trying to capture the game through the lens. I will link to Tim Harrisons pictures as soon as he gets them on the Belper forum.
Another big game on Saturday - at home again to Witton Albion who are one place ahead of us in 6th - same points and a goal difference only 1 goal better than ours. Hope the throat is fit for the game - lost my voice last night and drove home with a thumping headache but I don't care!!!!