Saturday, 28 April 2012

Graham Street Prims 1-2 Radford (EMCL)

Graham Street Prims FC were formed in 1904 but were disbanded at the outbreak of WW1. Many years past before the Church side were reformed in 1953. Their finest years came when they won 15 trophies between 1971-1981. The club was disbanded again in 1991 but reformed once more in 1995. In 2008 the club joined the newly formed East Midlands Counties League where they currently compete.

The Rainbow 4 or Indigo bus to Derby from Friar Lane, Nottingham stop at Borrowash Road. Spondon. Take the first turning right on Borrowash Road at the Asterdale and immediately on the left is the ground.

Admission £5, £2 OAP/Child, programme £1

Good little refreshment hut, Pie & Peas £1.50, Sausage Roll 50p, Tea/Coffee 60p

The ground itself is bleak, surrounded by a 2 metre high wooden fence. Currently hard standing on three sides but by next season four. Four Floodlights, one each corner and a small seated stand positioned close to the entrance near the corner flag!

The home side were wearing red and were quickly on the attack. Louis Mundin blasted over from twelve yards after being set up by Tom Cooper-Richards. Radfords first attack of any note resulted in the ball being crossed in from the right for Harry Allen to direct a header into the GSP net. On 25 minutes Allen out muscled his marker and sent in a cross come shot that flew marginaly wide of the goal. Radford went two goals up on the half hour when a poor GSP goalkick landed at the feet of Danny Powell and he raced forward and a low shot from outside the area beat Nathan Tomex. Just before half time the home side pulled a goal back when a free kick into the area was flicked past Radfords keeper Jake Want. HT 1-2

Graham Street Prims came out in determined fashion in the blustery conditions and completely bossed the second half. Tom Cooper-Richards was a thorn in Radfords side as he ran the defence ragged. A good chance came his way after the ball was crossed in from the right by Jim Slack but his shot rebounded to safety after hitting the post. Radford were riding their luck as free kicks, corners and chances came and went for the home side with none being converted. Radford held on for their first away victory in this their last game of the season. FT 1-2

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