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MATCH REPORT: Southwell City 0 – 4 Gedling Miners Welfare FC

Gedling shake off back to back losses and claim first league win with a brilliant away performance.

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UCL Division 1

August 12, 2023

Gedling claim first league win with a brilliant away performance.  

The Miners were looking to put back-to-back defeats behind them but started slowly against Southwell and on 12 minutes the hosts created the first chance, Gedling failed to clear a corner and the ball fell to Ben Selby who flashed a half volley wide of the post from 16 yards.  

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Southwell, who finished 14th in their first season in step 6 last campaign began to take control and on 30 minutes they should have taken the lead, after some pinball in the Gedling box the ball fell kindly to Cal Law who somehow blazed over the bar from 10 yards out.  

This sparked Gedling into life and on 38 minutes they took the lead, Liam Corrigan beat 2 men down the right and his cross caused confusion in the hosts box before Stuart Hendrie poked the ball home from 8 yards for his 1st for the club and Gedling’s first goal of the campaign.  

Just 2 minutes later Gedling almost extended their lead, Kieran Harrison picked up the ball in the centre and played a pinpoint pass to Hendrie who drove towards goal, and he lobbed the keeper, but the ball hit the near post and City cleared their lines.  

Gedling were turning the screw and on the 45th minute they doubled their advantage, Muta Eisa did well down the right and he layed the ball across to Corrigan to smash a first-time effort into the net from 18 yards out to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.  

In the final minute of first half stoppage time the hosts keeper kept them in the game, Harrison drifted into the box and his header from a Josh Thornton cross looked destined for the bottom corner but Alex Smith who was announced in the England deaf squad for the upcoming world cup did brilliantly to tip round the post but Gedling went into the break 2-0 up. 

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Gedling came out much the better side and on 51 minutes they extended their lead, Hendrie picked up the ball in the hosts box and his effort took a deflection to wrong foot Smith and find the top right corner.  

Gedling were not done and looked for more goals and on 55 minutes they had a great chance to add to their total, Eisa breezed past his man with a great turn of pace but his effort was well saved by Smith.  

On 57 minutes Hendrie thought he had his hat-trick after he slotted home a rebound from a powerful Harrison free kick but the former Basford man was called offside.  

On 72 minutes the scoring was complete, Eisa was tackled in the hosts area but the ball fell to Harrison who smashed a first time effort from 22 yards in of the post to cap off a superb team performance from all involved and to give Gedling their first 3 points of the season.  

Gedling MOM – Stuart Hendrie  

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Gedling Team – Josh Mitchell, Liam Corrigan (Exauce Nsiala 84’), Buba Ceesay, Steven Brett, Jack Koczalski, Adrain Hawes (Jack Vipond 71’), Josh Thornton (C), Kieran Harrison (Victor Somoye 86’), Muta Eisa (Kian Clarkson 82’), Stuart Hendrie, Ross McCaughey.  

Next Match, Holwell Sports (H), 19/08/23 

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