Saturday 20th November 2010

Kiveton Park 5 FC Brimington 3
Abacus Lighting Central Midlands League Black Dragon Premier Division
At: Hard Lane
Kick-off: 2-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: £1
Attendance: 25 (headcount)
Weather: cold, dry
Duration: first-half: 49:41; second-half: 45:54

It was good to meet up with Rob Hornby and Hazel at Kiveton Park and watch an entertaining game on a sticky pitch that wasn’t settled in favour of the home side until a flurry of late goals including two penalties both converted by Robert Gorman who netted four times in total. FCB (who have a badge not dissimilar in design to that of Barcelona) took an early lead though Kiveton hit back to edge ahead by the interval. Brimington equalised soon after the restart, Kiveton regained the lead and extended it to 4-2 with Gorman’s first spot kick in the 87th minute. Brimington made it 4-3 before Gorman scored again from the spot in stoppage time. Subsequently, Gorman’s goal haul and Kivo’s win count for nothing FC Brimington have now resigned from the league. The 2 pm kick-off allowed plenty of time to get back home for the main event of the day, celebrating Diana’s birthday at Pizza Express!

Kiveton Park (navy blue / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Jonathan Parker, 2. Matthew Preece, 3. Jake Lee, 4. James Webster (capt), 5. Matthew Gilbert, 6. Daniel MacPherson, 7. Robert Warner, 8. Lee Brooks, 9. Carl Longmore, 10. Robert Gorman, 16. Jordan Cocks. Subs: 12. Shane White (for Lee, 70), 14. David Gribben (for Warner, 60), 15. Paul Gregory (for Cocks, 76). Manager: W. Burgin.

FC Brimington (red/red/red): 20. Adam Valente, 19. Matthew Tusinton, 30. Mark Clement, 4. Thomas Fairweather, 5. Sam Britton, 6. Craig Getliff (capt), 27. Dwayne Wiley, 8. Matthew Beavers, 24. Kirk Bradshaw, 10. Steven Ruff, 11. Mitchell Lax. Sub: 17. Matthew Smith (for Lax, 60). Manager: R. Williams.

Referee: Stephen Hall.
Assistants: Dennis Rawle and Steve Collingham.

0-1 Matthew Gilbert (5 og)
1-1 Jordan Cocks (24)
2-1 Robert Gorman (26)
2-2 Craig Getliff (47)
3-2 Robert Gorman (70)
4-2 Robert Gorman (87 pen)
4-3 Steven Ruff (89)
5-3 Robert Gorman (90+1 pen)

Kiveton: Carl Longmore (YC, 65)
FCB: none