Nottinghamshire Senior League
Senior League Cup
BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE FC 7 ATTENBOROUGH FC 0
I went to this match as I had a feeling there maybe a Cup shock could take place as midtable Division One Bestwood MW hosted Senior Division strugglers Attenborough FC.
Before kick off it was nice to greet Andy Dakin from Northwich and Tim from Stourbridge.
For the first twenty minutes, the game was equal and no one would have complained if they had fallen a goal behind as both sides had decent chances, but after 25 minutes, the visitors failed cleared their penalty area and DUANE HAYWOOD turned and shot his side in front.
With rain hammering down as half time approached, a welcome cuppa at the break was what I needed, so I strolled over to the tea bar with Ex Unity & Real United Secretary Ritchie Hopkins.
The Second Half , the Welfare came out and pushed forward, a shot came in, to which the visiting keeper parried out to DUANE HAYWOOD who headed home to give his side a two goal advantage.
Attenborough tried to push forward, but the Welfare;s defence stood tall and kept the chances down to long range efforts. On the hour, it was 3-0 when a free kick by NDREQIM KRASHQI on the left hand wing dipped over the visiting keeper and in to the net.
Attenborough still tried to push forward but tired legs were showing and Bestwood seemed to have found a another level in fitness as they pressed with the visiting keeper making several very good saves, but he couldnt deny DUANE HAYWOOD in the 74th minute from completing his hat trick to make it 4-0.
The visitors heads went down and ex secretary Terry Allen asked if the 90 minutes were up, just then in the 76th minute, it was worse for Attenborough when STEFAN DALMEDO stepped in to the penalty area and placed his shot home.
After 82 minutes, Bestwood was awarded a penalty and up stepped James Duffy but the visiting keeper made a superb save to keep it out, but a minute later and all credit to Duffy, he didnt let his head go down and contined with his game with a superb little ball through for DUANE HAYWOOD to make it 6-0.
As we headed towards the final minute of the game, a cross came in from the left wing and miners sub WAYNE EVANS connected with a overhead kick to make it 7-0.
I must mention the hard work put in to JIM DUFFY for getting the pitch in superb condition for this game to take place, a real credit to him and his club.
Photos from this match can be seen on this LINK