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Gedling Miners Welfare
Barrow Town
L Smith (47'), L Corrigan (61')
Full time
Sat 7 Apr 15:00 - East Midlands Counties League - Premier League Attendance 55

EMCL - Gedling Miners Welfare 2 - v - 0 Barrow Town

Miners triumph over the Riversiders

Gedling Miners Welfare – v – Barrow Town
East Midlands Counties Football League
Plains Road | 15.00 Kick off
Saturday 7th April 2018

Gedling Miners Welfare……..2 (Smith 47’ Corrigan 61’)
Barrow Town FC…………..…..0

HT (0-0)

Having undergone a 2 week hiatus since their last outing, a 2-0 win away at Graham Street Prims, Gedling Miners Welfare entered the business end of the East Midlands Counties League season hosting Barrow Town looking to strengthen their chances for entry into next season’s FA Cup qualifying rounds. The visitors, looking to complete the double over their hosts after their 3-1 win back in November, came into the game ending Dunkirk’s 13 match unbeaten run, beating the Boatman 2-1 in late March.

Gedling MW at home to Barrow Town 2017-18 Season
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Gedling started well and in the opening minutes both Luke Smith and Liam Corrigan found their range and intent early, but ultimately failed to trouble Joshua Hallam in the away goal. On the contrary, Barrow began hesitantly and were guilty of forcing the play defensively in a rushed manner. After ten minutes Gedling’s start nearly rewarded them with an opener but, after superb interplay between Jimmy Spiers and Aboubacar Sylla, the latter’s scooped effort from a tight angle was tipped over by Hallam.

Barrow, though started slowly, grew into the game and were always going to carry an attacking threat boasting a member of the league’s highest goal scoring charts in Ndouma Chilaka and he nearly added to his seasons tally but, after linking well with strike partner Buster Hoy, his low effort, whilst on target, was saved superbly by the feet of Danny Brown.

At this stage, Barrow was well and truly in the game and with the experienced and talented skipper Anthony Marriott pulling all the strings in the middle of the park, they always seemed on the front foot. Just before the quarter hour, it was Hoy’s time to register his first effort on goal but was blocked by committed home defenders and the danger was cleared as the game turned combative and both sides were now exchanging attacking threats. Hoy again tested his luck, but his effort just before the 20th minute was tame as both ‘keepers remained untroubled in the early minutes despite the frantic start.

The game then mellowed with both sides sharing only offside decisions and very little else. Both sets of midfields, clogged through respective formations, cancelled each other out and failed to pose any real attacking threat at either end. Barrow had the better opportunities as the half edged closer, but Gedling remained resilient and, whilst failing to materialise any offensive prowess themselves, looked comfortable for the most part. Chilaka, though, may have put his side ahead at the break but his left footed effort, when his opposed foot may have been a better option, was blocked by a dogged and determined Charlie Roberts.

Gedling came out better in the second half and started the brighter of the two sides and only 2 minutes after the restart they opened the scoring, rather fortunately. After timely and patient play down the left by Luke Smith and Liam Corrigan, Smith’s cross-cum-shot innocuously floated over the head of a resigned Hallam via the inside of the post. 5 minutes later, and Corrigan himself may have gotten on the scoresheet but his effort, after good play by Adam Morley down the right, was skied over the crossbar.

The half-time team talk seemed to spur the hosts and the difference in performances was now evident as they were by far the better side. Their high pressure, emanating from the defensive line, worried Barrow and they seemed to struggle every time Gedling ventured forward.

Despite this, Barrow were never out of the game and at 1-0 always fancied their chances to pull the game level. As ever, Chilaka, still posing his brute and strength, went close once again on the 58th minute but his thunderous left footed effort fired across goal and had Brown scrambling momentarily.

From the resultant goal kick, Brown’s pitch long punt found Ryan Plummer and his exquisite first-time volley over his shoulder was matched by a tremendous save by Hallam who tipped around as Gedling, at this stage, were in complete ascendancy. However, only 2 minutes later, just after the hour, and the 3 points were sealed.

After fine footwork on the edge of the area by Sylla concerned the frantic Barrow defenders, a fortunate ricochet off a defenders leg found an unmarked Liam Corrigan who, with aplomb, slotted the ball into the top corner past the wrong footed custodian - a deserved goal for the midfielder who was impressive all afternoon. 5 minutes later and he could have added some gloss to proceedings but, after a delightful deft through ball by Sylla in behind the struggling Harry Solomon, he could only drag his effort wide.

As the game ticked toward its conclusion, Gedling remained the better side and retained possession well in key areas. In their defence, Barrow played their part in entertaining those in attendance but failed to cope with Gedling’s second half superiority.

In the other camp, a fine second half performance rewarded Gedling with their second win in as many games and their route into the FA Cup looks promising. Facing a congested fixture list due to the recent adverse weather, they travel to Selhurst Street on Tuesday night (10th April) to face a tricky Radford side seeking to consolidate their position in the table, 7.45 kick off.

The Miners then host Selston at Plains Road on Saturday (14th April), 3pm kick off in the first of six home games between now and the end of the campaign.

Gedling Miners Welfare Man of the Match -
Dwayne Brown

Match Attendance – 55

Referee – Mr Fraser Richardson
Assistant Referees – Mr Scott Anderson and Mr Williams Booth

Gedling Miners Welfare Danny Brown, Adam Morley, Dwayne Brown, Liam Corrigan, Luke Smith,
Ryan Plummer (Errol Campbell 71’) Charlie Roberts, Jimmy Spiers (c), Joe Meakin (Ross McCaughey 86’),
Aboubacar Sylla (Connor Croft 71’), Jack Jepson.
Unused Substitute – Dave Green

Barrow Town – Joshua Hallam, Joe Carter, James Portwood, Harry Solomon (Harrison Pearce 78’) Richard Black, Anthony Marriott (c), Sam Beaver, Reece Green (Joe Simpson 52’) Ndouma Chilaka, Buster Hoy, Luke Winfield.
Unused Substitutions – N/A

Match report compiled and edited by Marc Williams
(marcusa.williams5@hotmail.co.uk; marc.williams@nottingham.ac.uk)

Dwayne Brown

Player of the Match

Dwayne Brown

Key moments

47:00
Goal Luke Smith scores for Gedling Miners Welfare
61:00
Goal Liam Corrigan scores for Gedling Miners Welfare

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Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Adam Morley keeps a clean sheet for Gedling Miners Welfare
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Danny Brown keeps a clean sheet for Gedling Miners Welfare
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Charlie Roberts keeps a clean sheet for Gedling Miners Welfare
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Luke Smith keeps a clean sheet for Gedling Miners Welfare
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Dwayne Brown keeps a clean sheet for Gedling Miners Welfare
90:00 Player of the Match
Dwayne Brown is awarded player of the match for Gedling Miners Welfare
86:00 Sub Off
Joe Meakin is substituted off for Gedling Miners Welfare
86:00 Sub On
Ross McCaughey is substituted on for Gedling Miners Welfare
71:00 Sub On
Connor Croft is substituted on for Gedling Miners Welfare
71:00 Sub On
Errol Campbell is substituted on for Gedling Miners Welfare
71:00 Sub Off
Ryan Plummer is substituted off for Gedling Miners Welfare
71:00 Sub Off
Aboubacar Sylla is substituted off for Gedling Miners Welfare
61:00 Goal 2 - 0
Liam Corrigan scores for Gedling Miners Welfare
61:00 Assist
Aboubacar Sylla makes an assist for Gedling Miners Welfare
47:00 Goal 1 - 0
Luke Smith scores for Gedling Miners Welfare
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As it happened

  • Gedling Miners Welfare
  • Barrow Town
  • 0
  • Luke Smith Goal 47:00'
  • Liam Corrigan Goal 61:00'
  • Aboubacar Sylla Assist 61:00'
  • Connor Croft Sub On 71:00'
  • Errol Campbell Sub On 71:00'
  • Ryan Plummer Sub Off 71:00'
  • Aboubacar Sylla Sub Off 71:00'
  • Ross McCaughey Sub On 86:00'
  • Joe Meakin Sub Off 86:00'

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Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

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5
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Ashby Ivanhoe
2
0
Birstall United
Kimberley Miners Welfare
3
1
Belper United
5
0
4
3
Radford
1
3
Aylestone Park

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Birstall United 40 69
9. Aylestone Park 40 66
10. Gedling Miners Welfare 40 62
11. Barrow Town 40 61
12. Clifton All Whites 40 59
13. Stapenhill 40 50
14. Holbrook Sports 40 44

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