Sunday, 8 January 2012

A Week of Two Halves.

The week started on a great note - a Monday off work and a 1-0 win at Ilkeston. That really made Tuesday's return to work much more bearable.
You've seen my pictures of the goal - here's Snapper Harrison's album of the whole game....

It was a real team effort - and in some ways a classic "smash and grab". Ilkeston pressing for a goal when Belper hit them on the break with a breakaway goal in the 89th minute. Best time to score that!!

However.... we were all brought down to earth again yesterday when Coalville visited Christchurch Meadows and inflicted a 0-2 defeat on the Nailers. Hard to take when you consider Coalville have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 6 of the last 8 games.

Belper applied all the pressure in the first 20 minutes but when they couldn't score, you could see the Coalville players growing in confidence. Second half was fairly even until two late but very good long range strikes took the game away from the home side. In the end, in my opinion, Coalville worked harder than Belper Town and probably deserved the win.

Tim Harrisons album is here.....

I put the camera away with about 15 minutes to go so missed the goals but the nearest Belper came to a goal was in the first 20 minutes when a miscued clearance from a Coalville defender came back off the crossbar.

Yesterday games was the first of 5 consecutive home fixtures for the Nailers and the worry is that the home form this season is poor! We'll have to wait and see.

Not much else happened this week - busy with work most of the time. By the way - don't think I told you I have a new work laptop:
Toshiba Portege. Nice machine! The old Sony Vaio finally gave up the ghost. This new one is very light and is ideal for use on my travels.

Nowt else to tell you really. So I'll concentrate on The Archers.

More follows ASAP.

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