9 months ago By David Holland

Bank Holiday Monday and its sunshine and 26 degrees brought an explosion of goals in the East Midlands Counties League.

Bank Holiday Monday and its sunshine and 26 degrees brought an explosion of goals in the East Midlands Counties League.
Luke Edwards gave STAPENHILL a 21st minute lead at Maple Grove only for Dan Matkin and a brace from Josh Johnson, all inside the six minutes leading up to the 40th minute of the game to change things round completely in favour of visitors ASHBY IVANHOE. Danny Creighton pulled one back for the home side on 54 but substitute Mitchell Woodbine made it 4-2 just after the hour. Creighton completed the scoring to 3-4 with fifteen minutes left but Ivanhoe held on for the win.
ANSTEY NOMADS went one better with three goals in four minutes at Cropston Road after Tom Marriott had given BIRSTALL UNITED a third minute lead and Dan Jelley had doubled their advantage on the half hour. Then Mason Hirst scored for the Nomads on 40 minutes, Tom Mangan levelled things up two minutes later and Myles Saxton gave them the lead a minute before the break. It seemed this sensational scoring was too good to last and the second half saw Saxton claim his second goal of the game to complete a 4-2 win for Anstey.
BLABY & WHETSTONE ATHLETIC moved up to second with their fourth successive win, a 4-0 triumph at AYLESTONE PARK. Tom Hill gave the visitors an interval advantage in first half stoppage time and three goals in the last twenty minutes from Toby Warner, Rikki Bates and Chevron Mahoney completed the win.
GRAHAM STREET PRIMS gained a welcome point from their local derby just down the road at BORROWASH VICTORIA. Mark Green had given Vics first blood six minutes before the break but Kevin Morrow levelled things up ten minutes from the end. And it was the save scoreline at Lenton Lane where CLIFTON ALL WHITES held high-flying DUNKIRK to a share of the spoils. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis had struck first for the Whites four minutes into the second half, but league leading goalscorer Steve Chaplin bagged the equaliser on 67 minutes.
After the most dreadful start to a season ever for RADCLIFFE OLYMPIC they game close to their first point of the season when they entertained WEST BRIDGFORD at the Recreation Ground. They didn’t manage to score, which stretched their goal famine to eleven hours, but a draw looked on the cards until Nick Eatough struck six minutes from the end to give the visitors the points. And if this was not bad enough the goal which proved to be the winner was an own goal!
More explosive scoring in the Leicestershire derby at HOLWELL SPORTS. Zak Ginvert gave BARROW TOWN the lead on the half hour, then a second half double from Kieran Foster put Sports in front. Enter James Pearce with a couple and one from Ben Law to five Barrow the win.
Three goals in eleven minutes kept TEVERSAL at the top of the table. David Cockerill struck in 34 and 42 minutes and Dan Fletcher made it three for Tevie on the stroke of half time. Visiting SELSTON then contained the league leaders until Fletcher got his second of the game nine minutes from the end to seal a 4-0 win.

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AROUND THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON The Weekend Action 2nd Sept 2017
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