Monday 21st November 2016
Saturday saw us travel to North Somercotes in what we knew to be a tricky match. Despite previous encounters, we knew them to be tough opposition who would never give up, Saturday saw that again. Thanks to goals from John Courtney and Conor Minor, we went into the break 2-0 and comfortable. We had the majority of the play and could have been further ahead were it not for good goalkeeping and off target shots. The second half saw Somercotes come out with a different mindset. They attacked from the off and tried to put us off our stride but our defence held firm. The game continued to swing both ways and as the game wore on the scores were level. Some ridiculous refereeing decisions which affected both sides, certainly spoiled the game as stonewall penalty claims weree denied and corners and throw-ins mysteriously went the wrong way. Both sides suffered as a result of poor decision-making. The ultimate irony proved to be the deciding factor though. What looked like a routine goal kick for Somercotes was given as a corner for United. We felt a little bit of justice in this as we had an absolute, clear as day penalty turned down leading up to this. As the ball swung over, Alex Kendrick rose above and glanced a header into the corner - 3-2 United. Fantastic finish to cap off the game and a result which took us to the top of the table with two games in hand!
This coming Saturday we travel to the team we replaced at the top - North Thoresby. A win for us gives us daylight, a win for N Thoresby puts them back on top. A cracking game it promises to be!