Only three of the scheduled eleven fixtures beat the weather
AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
Only three of the scheduled eleven fixtures beat the weather but CLIFTON ALL
WHITE’s Tyrell Shannon-Lewis made it a day to remember with seven of his
side’s eight goals as they beat visiting RADFORD OLYMPIC 8-0. The Whites
were only two goals to the good at the break, Shannon-Lewis having scored in the
17th and 24th minutes. But he quickly made up for this in the second half with five
goals in fourteen minutes. Sam Leggitt spoilt the perfect run by hitting the sixth
with five minutes remaining, but the day belong to his team mate. It was, perhaps,
a shame that there were only 24 spectators at the game to see a record being set
– the first time in the history of the East Midlands Counties League, I believe, that
a player has scored seven goals in a game. Although I do seem to recall that a
certain Stapenhill player scored six in one game, and possibly twice.
Nothing seems to be going right for Olympic this season in the League, but the
Club are proud to report that once again they had record receipts from their
annual charity game on Boxing Day when in excess of £2,600 was raised for their
chosen charity this year Help the Heros.
TEVERSAL extended their lead at the top of the table to four points with a late
winner at BLABY & WHETSTONE ATHLETIC. This after going down to ten men
just 32 minutes into the game. Kurtis Bamford was their hero slotting home in
the 88th minute for the only goal of the game.
And in the only other game played GEDLING MINERS WELFARE also left it late
to claim all three points from their home game against BORROWASH VICTORIA.
Jamie Spiers finally broke the deadlock for them with five minutes remaining and
Jake Wholey got a second two minutes into stoppage time.