A great week for Belper Town FC last week with two wins in two cup competitions and close on £5,000 in prize money banked.
My "deja vu" fears proved groundless as Belper easily beat Matlock Town in the FA Cup replay on Tuesday 11th September. A comfortable 3-0 win was recorded by Snapper Harrison:
Matlock look to have problems and have had a very poor start to the season although I see they've made a couple of good quality signings in the last few days, including Matt Hamshaw - ex Sheffield Wednesday, Mansfield, Notts County and Macclesfield (among others). Good pro is Matt and he should do well there.
The other name we know is Glynn Cotton who up until about a month ago, was a Belper Town player. He had moved on to Frickley Athletic for more cash and a guarantee of games but has now been signed by Matlock. Good player Glynn and a nice bloke. I had a long chat with him at the replay on Tuesday night. What was said is interesting, but confidential!
Anyway - Belper followed up that win with a trip to Loughborough Dynamo in the FA Trophy last Saturday. Another win - this time a lot tougher 4-3 victory. The problem at the moment is that although we're scoring goals, we're conceding them too which is hard to understand given that in pre season, we looked very solid at the back. I honestly thought that our problem would be scoring, especially with top goalscorer Jon Froggatt injured.
Anyway - my album from Saturday's 4-3 win is here:
(I'm quite pleased with this set actually - one of my better attempts although - as i've said before - if I can't take good pics when it's bright and sunny, it really would be time to consider packing it in!)
Snappers record of the game is here:
Next up is a trip to Ilkeston in the FA Cup on Saturday - another local derby and another tough game although Ilkeston haven't made a great start to the season.
Other than footy - not a lot to tell apart from growing frustration with some of the numpties running Under-10 teams in the Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League. Reporting results etc is not rocket science (although it is all now "online") but honestly - some of 'em shouldn't be let out on their own!
Also - still got hundreds of photos to edit and I promise I'll get some up on here as soon as.
For now - that'll do - although keep an eye on the World Singles Tenpin Bowling Championships takling place in Cyprus this week - my niece Joanne is looking for a medal!