Reserves - Report
|Staveley Miners Welfare Res||5||vs||0||Belper Town Res|
Staveley turn the tables
After playing League Champions, Staveley the previous Saturday and winning the game 4-0, Belper could not produce the same performance three days later.
Soon after, Staveley's Shaun Tuton produced a goal of individual quality as he rounded a number of players and slotted home. Staveley scored a third before half time to make it a real uphill battle for the Nailers in the second half.
Belper came out for the second period and were on top for the first twenty minutes, but could not find that all important goal. Both Vijay Selvam and Ashley Hunter went agonisingly close as good chances went begging, and Ben Gowing's long range strike appeared to be heading for the top corner of the net before the 'keeper turned it round for a corner.
Cameron Martin came off the bench and made an immediate impact and could have had a hat trick in the last half an hour of the game but nothing seemed to go Belper's way. Ryan Wheatcroft also looked lively when he came on and he was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with a right foot strike.
In pushing for a goal, Belper were caught on the break on two occasions as Staveley added to their first half goals. Staveley were good value for their victory but Belper's performance was better than the score suggests.
Team: Hopkins, Crossley, Rushby, Cartwright, Worthington, Robinson, Selvam, Gowing, Baker (Martin 65), Hunter (Wheatcroft 76), Vickers (Holland 72), Unused sub Parkin