Following Radford FC in the EMCL. Reports and Pictures from other E Mids Leagues.
Sunday, 8 May 2016
Holbrook RES 2-3 Radford RES 07.05.16
Close shave but Barber to the rescue
The Radford committee had a few pints in the Dead Poets public house in the village but we found out once inside the ground there are no toilets. On finding out there were toilets in the social club across the car park, we did what the locals do and did our business behind the main stand. The club have been told to install toilets if their first team are to remain in the EMCL.
Radford got off to a great start when Centre back Joe Evans scored on ten minutes. Almost immediately Holbrooks Adam Lillie had a chance of an equaliser but he hit his shot wide with just the keeper to beat. Radford were 2-0 up on 18 minutes when Tony Wilson beat his marker wide right and beat the keeper with a low drive. Kyle Pemberton should have scored for Radford before half time but his shot hit the upright before going out for a goal kick.
Shortly after the restart Kyle Pemberton sent over a pinpoint cross into the box for the unmarked Russell, but his header went wide of the goal. Kyle Pemberton again was presented with an opportunity to increase the Radford lead but again failed to score. Radford were to rue their misses when a penalty was awarded against them. Jamie Shelton stepped up and made no mistake with the spot kick.
Minutes later it was all square as Sam Collins scored from close range, Radfords earlier control of the game had now totally disappeared. Radford continued to miss good opportunities to add to their score, substitute Martin Doyle only had to lob the ball over the keeper but he struck the ball too hard and the ball landed behind the goal. With just 2 minutes remaining Macauley Barber curled in a delightful free kick to win the game for Radford.