Thursday, 5 August 2010

Belper Town 1-1 Derby County XI

Tuesday - good day all round really. Got through the work day without too much hassle then drove straight down to Belper for tea at George's Fish & Chip Cafe. Haddock, chips, peas, cuppa tea and bread & butter £7.10 all in. Bargain! (And excellent food BTW!)

Then watched Belper draw with a good Derby County side. A great work out for the lads who were absolutely banjaxed at the end. They worked their socks off and special mention must go to young goalkeeper Danny Hancock. This lad is only 17 and is from the Rotherham United youth squad. He's helping us out for a week whilst our regular keeper is doing a Level 1 Coaching Course.

The Belper manager, Andy Carney, made Danny the captain for the game - even though it was only a friendly, it was the biggest game the lad has ever played in and Andy thought it would be a nice gesture.

Talking to Danny's dad before the game - he said the kid was very nervous but he actually played an absolute blinder! He made 4 or 5 outstanding saves and one in particular in a "one-on-one, point-blank" with Rob Hulse was top class.

Anyway - super game of footy. I had an absolute mare with the camera and so if you want to see some pictures from the game, click this link:-

Photos courtesy of Tim Harrison - "official" Belper photographer and top man!

Yesterday passed without too much incident except that I went home 40 minutes early with a stonking headache. Seem to have recovered now tho so getting stuck into the paper pile.... better "gerron wi it!"


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