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Match Report: Linby Colliery Welfare FC 1 – 3 Mickleover Reserves

Without a win in their last three outings now (drawn one, lost two), Linby move on to back-to-back outings against Arnold Town.

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Central Midlands Alliance League Premier South – September 9

Despite another, early goal, Linby Colliery Welfare failed to capitalise when home to Mickleover Reserves this past weekend, going down 3-1 in the Central Midlands Alliance Premier South.

As early as the third minute this time, Sean Craven would find himself fouled in the opposition box, referee Dan Seward wasting little time in pointing to the spot, and Ibrahim Sanousi stepping up to despatch his third of the season, firing past Joshua Maher from twelve yards.

Similar to previous weeks, and despite copious amounts of effort, Linby failed to capitalise; less than ten minutes after going behind, the visitors mustered together the equaliser when Kai Moore finished neatly past Jack Walker in the home goal.

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Just before the twenty minute mark a free-kick for the hosts drifted towards the back post and, following Connor Gillan’s header back across goal, Ashdon Bernard proceeded to head over from close-range.

An end-to-end opening half would see the hosts denied by Maher, saving brilliantly from Mitchell Slawson who laid him off twenty yards from the goal, whilst at the other end Kai Moore volleyed over Walker’s bar, the sides going in level at one’s apiece at the interval.

Inside ten minutes of the restart and the visitors had turned the game around, Sam Tomlinson finishing well following a lovely turn and shot past Walker in the 53 minute, before the hosts substitute, Dylan Walker, was involved on several occasions just after the hour mark.

Having only been on the field a matter of minutes he first sent an effort wide of Maher’s goal on the hour, then three minutes turned provider for Sean Craven, his volley well-saved by the visiting shot-stopper.

Looking for the equaliser would eventually prove costly for the hosts though, and, following chances into the closing stages from Gillan (headed wide), Walker (saved header), and Craven (fired over the bar), Mickleover found the killer third at the death when their substitute, Mason Tudgay, grabbed the third to move them level on seven points with their hosts, in mid-table.

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Without a win in their last three outings now (drawn one, lost two), Linby move on to back-to-back outings against Arnold Town, away in the league on 16 September, then at home in the Buckingham Insurance League Challenge Cup, the following week.

LINBY CW – Jack Walker, Rory Smith, Corey Wood, Ibrahim Sanousi (Brad Gregory, 46), Alex Paterson, Josh Wass (capt), Ashdon Bernard (Tom Williams, 46), Connor Gillan, Mitchell Slawson (Dylan Walker, 57), Sean Craven, Mason Moore (subs – Brad Gregory, Dylan Walker, Tom Williams, Lucas Wood)

MICKLEOVER RESERVES – Joshua Maher, Mason Hoult, Brandon Ferron, Jared Cholerton, Zak Sandhu, Harry Atwal, Bobby Battisson, Finley Ryder, Samuel Tomlinson, Kai Moore, Joshua Powell (subs – Dean Ironmonger, Toby Smith, Mason Tudgay, Luis Marshall, Joe Sellors)

Linby MOM – Sean Craven

Att – 96

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Officials – Dan Seward/Michael Parr/Chris Parkes

Round up of this weekends Linby FC matches

Long Bennington 1 Linby Reserves 1
In Division One East, Linby CW Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw when away to Long Bennington to move onto seven points, three behind joint-second Blidworth Welfare and Kirton Brickworks. Our goal was a belter from Josh Baldwin , from 25 yards out. Again , our young Reserves outplayed their hosts , for long periods of the game.

Linby U16s 0 Bingham Town U16s 4
The Under16s lost their first league game of the season 4-0 , at home , against Bingham Town .

Linby Vets 3 Kirk Hallam Vets 0
The newly formed Vets team, won their first game of the season , in front of a decent Church Lane crowd, 3-0, on Sunday. The goals coming from Michael Bannister with a brace, and Jimmy Applegate .

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