Thursday 6th May 2010

Littleton 0 Shirley Town 0
Midland Combination Division 1
At: Five Elms
Kick-off: 7-00 pm
Admission: £1; Programme: none
Attendance: 30 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells
Duration: first-half: 45:00; second-half: 45:10

On General Election day, Littleton and Shirley Town provided the football equivalent of a ‘hung parliament' as neither side managed to find the net in this Midland Combination Division 1 game. None-the-less, the evening was anything but a dull ‘end of season’ affair with plenty of entertainment, commitment, goalscoring opportunities and refereeing controversy at a really friendly and welcoming club. Late arriving players meant Shirley started the game with nine men and didn’t have a full complement until the 13th minute. And the visitors finished with ten men as Luke Dugmore was sent off for two bookings. Five Acres is a serious candidate for a high position on my list of favourite grounds.

Littleton (red/white/red): 1. Daniel Edwards, 2. Connor Trotman, 3. Will Begg, 4. Adam Humphries, 5. Karl Scott, 6. Alex Baird, 7. Thomas Coley, 8. Tim Beattie (capt), 9. Simon Brain, 10. Joe McKeon, 11. Daniel Reeves. Subs: 12. John Gregory (not used), 14. Kevin Ingham (for Scott, 84), 15. Kays Sibanda (for McKeon, 78), 16. Dan Trotman (not used), 17. Grant Pinkney (for Reeves, 67).

Shirley Town (white/green/green): 1. Brett Clowes (capt), 2. David Price, 3. Shaun Farrell, 4. Liam Farrell, 5. Jayson Keane, 6. Steve Deccey, 7. Luke Dugmore, 8. Lee Dunkley, 9. Chris Chapman, 10. David Baxter, 11. James Brearley. Subs: 12. Richard Dugmore (not used), 14. Dean O’Sullivan (not used).

Referee: G Blackmore.
Assistants: M Imms and D Amor.


Littleton: Thomas Coley (YC, 22), Tim Beattie (YC, 38), Joe McKeon (YC, 45), Alex Baird (YC, 62)
Shirley: Luke Dugmore (YC, 24), Chris Chapman (YC, 37), Lee Dunkley (YC, 70), Luke Dugmore (YC/RC, 75)