Monday, 9 April 2012

Heanor Town 3-1 Borrowash Victoria (EMCL)

Heanor Town Football Club were formed in 1883 at the Rays Arms Hotel. Since then, the Lions have played in the Derbyshire League, Mid-Derbyshire League, Midland League (four times), Central Combination, Central Alliance, Notts Alliance, West Midlands (Regional) and Northern Counties East. In 1986 they joined the newly formed Central Midlands League but presently they are members of the East Midlands Counties League.

A Trent Barton Rainbow 5 heading for Heanor or Ripley from Nottingham Victoria will drop you off at Heanor Market Place. From there it is a short walk to the ground. After getting off the bus cross the Market place and go down Wilmot street, take the first right onto Mundy Street then take a left down Godfrey Street and left again onto Mayfield Avenue where the Town Ground is situated.

Admission £5, Oap & Child £3 - Programme £1 (good read)
Pie & peas £1.60, tea 60p, coffee 70p

Heanor wearing their traditional White shirts were on the offensive from the opening of the game, and after the ball was played into the area a shot flew wide of the goal. The torrential rain made it difficult for both sides to play their passing game, and too often the ball was hoofed upfield for a forward to chase. Borrowash had their first opportunity on 17 minutes, along range effort was tipped over the crossbar by the keeper and from the resulting corner a shot was a yard wide. Borrowash were calling for a penalty on 21 minutes when they thought a player had been fouled in the area, but the referee waved play on. The visitors were ahead on 26 minutes, when from a punt upfield the ball was headed on, the keeper raced out but slipped and David Hind played the ball over his head and into the net. There were plenty of tough challenges coming in and both sides had a player in receipt of a yellow card. As half time approached Heanor found an equaliser. A player raced through midfield unchallenged and laid the ball off for a collegue to sweep the ball into the net from inside the area.

Early in the second half Heanor players were screaming for a penalty, but it looked like the player went down too easily, again the referee waved play on. Borrowash had the initiative in the early stages of the second half and the Heanor keeper was forced to tip over a shot from 18 yards. Against the run of play Heanor took the lead. Again a midfielder ran forward unchallenged and he unleashed a powerful low shot that beat the partially unsighted keeper from 25 yards out. Heanor had a period of pressure and came close to increasing their lead on 82 minutes when a cross from the right was headed just over the bar. Heanor were fortunate to go 3-1 up a minute from full time when a Borrowash back-pass was overhit
and sailed over the keeper and into the net. Frustration set in for the visitors and in time added on they had a player dismissed for kicking the ball at an injured Heanor player on the ground.

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