AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The weather once again contrived to mess up the midweek fixtures, but HOLBROOK SPORTS were pleased to get Monday evening’s game against GRAHAM STREET PRIMS out of the way despite the heavy rain during the game. Both sides provided excellent entertainment with no quarter asked or give in a game most sensibly refereed. The Brookies had to come from behind though to secure all the points after Jack Havron’s drilled opener from a partly cleared corner on seven minutes. Four minutes later Niall Mather headed the leveller following a Holbrook free kick. Chances were spurned at both ends until Sebastian Szondi cut inside to hit a sizzler on 71 minutes. Mather’s second of the game ten minutes later and Isaac Minott’s solo goal in stoppage time gave Holbrook a 4-1 win but credit to both sides for the entertainment and great spirit they provided for the crowd, which included a number of groundhoppers taking advantage of a Monday evening game.
Tuesday evening saw a penalty from Simon Hore four minutes before the break open the scoring for RADFORD against GEDLING MINERS WELFARE. Conor Moore added a second six minutes into the second half and Ryan Smith completed a 3-0 win for the home side on 76 minutes.
No goals in the first half at BIRSTALL UNITED but the home side breezed ahead through Ryan Foster early in the second half. Mark Tinsley levelled for visitors HOLWELL SPORTS on 71 minutes, but parity only lasted seven minutes before Dan Jelley scored the goal which gave United all three points.
Nothing is going right for BORROWASH VICTORIA at the moment and their young side just can’t turn their season around. A goal or two would certainly help but they couldn’t find the mark at the Riverside and went down 4-0 to BARROW TOWN for whom Ndouma Chilaka registered a hat-trick. He opened the scoring after ten minutes, got a second from the penalty spot eight minutes later, and completed his threesome on the hour. Chris Davies got their fourth goal as the game went into stoppage time at the end.
A number of games are scheduled for Thursday evening and both the League and its clubs will be hoping for some respite from the weather.