Belper Town's League season got underway last Saturday with a 1-1 draw at home against Coalville Town.
We didn't wear the scarves by the way - and we sat in the stand 1st half and stood behind the goal 2nd half - a compromise if ever I heard (saw) one!
Didn't put the camera away tho and my pictures are here:
And of course, Snapper has a better set:
Not a great performance to be honest. Belper played some good football in patches but really had to thank goalkeeper Aaron Chapman for a good penalty save and a bit of good fortune when Coalville hit the post a couple of times. Disappointing really and it almost felt like a defeat. Just goes to prove that when the real stuff starts, pre season counts for nothing.
Anyway - Tuesday night, Belper came back from 2 - 0 down to draw 2 - 2 at Brigg Town. We didn't go - it's an awful place and in any case, I went home from work early because of a very heavy cold so wouldn't have ventured up there in any case.
Snapper didn't go either which is a pity because young Aaron Pride scored what has been described as a brilliant goal to equalise. Sadly - no photos tho!
Two games = 2 draws and so do we consider the glass half full or half empty - unbeaten this season or haven't won this season? You choose! It hasn't helped that top scorer Jon Frogatt has a knee injury which he can't seem to shake off but he was also missing from the last couple of pre-season games so that might not be the sole reason why 2 games = 2 draws!
(And of course - BTFC are still unbeaten in league games for about 17 or 18 games I think - continuing on from last season.)
Next up is near neighbours Holbrook Sports in the FA Cup on Saturday (we beat them quite easily pre-season but as I said - when the real stuff starts..) then on Bank Holiday Monday, at home to Sheffield FC - our old friends from Dronfield.
Things can only get better?