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MATCH REPORT: Gedling Miners Welfare FC 1 – 5 Bourne Town FC

Gedling remain fourth from bottom on 27 points

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UCL Divison 1

March 14, 2023

Gedling beaten by title-chasing Bourne.  

The miners came into this clash looking to respond to a 3-1 loss away at Southwell whilst Bourne were looking to get back to winning ways after a 1-1 draw against playoff chasing Radford.  

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The first chance of the night saw the visitors take the lead, Zak Munton slipped in Jake Brown who beat the offside trap and slotted the ball past Louis Richardson from 12 yards.  

Both teams then struggled to break each other down until the 35th minute when Bourne scored again. A flicked cross from the right found top scorer James Hill-Seekings who tapped home his 32nd goal in just 31 games to send the wakes 2-0 up into half time.  

It got even better for the visitors as on 53 minutes they netted again, a deep free kick was spilt by Richardson and the ball was eventually bundled in by Robbie Ellis from 2 yards out.  

Bourne were beginning to run riot and on 58 minutes they should have gone further clear, Hill-Seekings ghosted his way into the area but the ex-Melton Town forward dragged his effort wide of the post from 12 yards.  

However, on 62 minutes the miners pulled one back, Greg Tempest hit a brilliant free kick from 20 yards that found the bottom left-hand corner for his 2nd goal in as many games to give Gedling some hope.  

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On 66 minutes Richardson kept Gedling in the game after he brilliantly tipped over Munton’s powerful drive.  

But on 84 minutes Munton did get his goal after he beat a poor offside trap and slotted the ball just over the line despite the best efforts of Ross McCaughey.  

And on 89 minutes the scoring was complete as Thomas Edwards volleyed home a cross from 12 yards to give Bourne a 5-1 win to all but secure their playoff place and to leave Gedling still in 19th.  

Gedling Team: Louis Richardson, Josh Thornton (C), Ross McCaughey (Steven Brett 83’), Jahren Barrow (Exauce Nsiala 83’), Adrian Hawes, Takunda Mushambi (Fenn Davies 83’), Greg Tempest, Kieran Harrison, Jack Jepson (Semilore Kassim 38’), Ruben Wiggins-Thomas (Gian Ciaurro 77’), Niall Hylton.  

Next Game- Barrow Town (A), 18/03/23, UCL Division 1, 15:00 Kick Off 

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