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Ashby Ivanhoe
Gedling Miners Welfare
Full time
J Charlesworth (42'), J Meakin (73')
Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - East Midlands Counties League - Premier League Attendance 76

MATCH REPORT | Ashby Ivanhoe 4 -v- 2 Gedling Miners Welfare

Gedling begin new year with defeat in Leicestershire

Ashby Ivanhoe –v– Gedling Miners Welfare
East Midlands Counties Football League
Saturday 5th January
NFU Sports Ground | 15.00 Kick Off

Ashby Ivanhoe ………………………. 4 (Horn 26’, 57’, Woodbine 39’, Blair-Park 52’)
Gedling Miners Welfare …………. 2 (Charlesworth 43’, Meakin 75’)
(HT 2-1)

Goals from Jurgen Charlesworth and Joe Meakin couldn’t prevent Gedling Miners Welfare starting the New Year with a defeat after going down 4-2 against Ashby Ivanhoe at the NFU Sports Ground on Saturday afternoon in the East Midlands Counties League. A double from talisman Kerr Horn was matched by efforts from Mitch Woodbine and Angus Blair-Park to ensure The Knights began 2019 with 3 points.

Gedling MW away at Ashby Ivanhoe - 2018-19 Season
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The game began tentatively with neither side posing any noteworthy opportunities in the opening exchanges. Gedling had the best opportunity after 12 minutes but after Courtney Hastings did well to create some space following some clever trickery to deceive Jake Conkay, the striker’s effort was tame and was easy for home ‘keeper Ben Hamerton.

Following a cagey start, the visitors underwent a positive spell and looked more promising going forward. Luke Smith’s deep cross in the 16th minute nearly found Felix Hogg, loitering at the back post following an earlier foray forward, but a hesitant punch away from Hamerton relieved any further pressure. A minute later and Miners may have taken the lead but after George Wesley misjudged Jack Jepson’s excellently chipped cross, Hastings’ unmarked header into the ground lacked any power and was caught by a busy Hamerton.

The home side continued to offer little going forward and often relied on the counter attack to worry a Gedling side that had enjoyed the early exchanges. However, mid-way through the first half and, in fairly contentious circumstances, they took the lead.

After a harmless punt forward was comfortably collected by Dan Cockayne, referee Tom Burt had adjudged the away custodian had collected outside of his area and duly booked the number 1 for the misdemeanour. From the resulting Sam Carline free kick, Kerr Horn collected Conkay’s header back across goal and thumped Ashby into the lead after turning smartly in a congested penalty area. Gedling’s protest falling on deaf ears as the man in the middle deemed the ball was outside the area as Cokayne collected.

3 minutes later and their counter attacking approach nearly proved troublesome after Horn had beaten the offside trap down the right, his drilled cross could only be met by the onrushing Harry Stewart who fired over from an angle.

Ashby looked good for their lead and began to team their swift movement forward with a combative approach headed by Carline and the impressive Joel Earps in the centre of the park. Shortly after the half hour, however, and after Jepson and Hasting’s had combined once again, the latter’s effort flashed just wide.

4 minutes later and Hogg speculatively tried his luck from all of 40 yards but, after he spotted Hamerton off his line, couldn’t direct the effort from distance and the ball sailed wide as the visitors looked for a quick response to going behind. However, their efforts were in vain as 6 minutes from the break, the home side doubled their advantage.

After referee Burt had played an advantage following an earlier challenge, Mitch Woodbine found time and space on the edge of the area and after feigning to create an opening, smashed the ball past the rooted Cockayne into the top corner for his 4th of the campaign and give Ashby a commanding lead heading toward the break.

Gedling continued to push forward looking to get back into the game and looked to prevent the hosts adding to their tally. They displayed some superb interplay at times and their performance to this stage warranted a goal and 2 minutes before half time, they did manage to reduce the arrears.

After encouraging link up play down the right between himself, Jepson and Jack Millward, Hasting’s dangerously floated cross was half cleared to the edge of the area and Jurgen Charlesworth was on hand to slam the ball past a wrong-footed Hamerton to give Gedling a deserved way back into the affair.

2 minutes before the break and they may have gone in all square but after Jepson found himself behind a static Ashby defence, his deft lob over Hamerton was diverted around for a corner via a marginal fingertip as the ‘keeper questioned the whereabouts of his colleagues.

Substitute Joe Meakin may, and probably should, have had Gedling back on level terms 4 minutes after the restart but after finding fortune following a defensive ricochet, Hamerton spread himself well and thwarted the danger with an outstretched leg.

Much like the first, the away side, buoyed by their goal shortly before the interval, looked the better team in the opening minutes of the second half. Meakin again, often the orchestrator for his side, took aim but his shot 2 minutes after his earlier effort comfortably sailed over Hamerton’s goal.

Despite their encouraging start to the second period, Gedling couldn’t make their possession count and their earlier opportunities went begging as the home side looked otherwise comfortable with what was thrown at them. After soaking up mounting pressure for most of the second period, at the other end and fully utilising their dangerous attacking trio, they restored their 2 goal deficit.

Advancing forward with poise and intent, Horn’s astute pass into the path of Angus Blair-Park was perfectly weighted and the striker’s effort, whilst matched by a strong arm of Cockayne, carried enough power to trickle over the line, and despite the retreating efforts of Smith, the assistant referee on the far side James Springthorpe affirmed the ball had crossed fully into the goal as Blair-Park and Ashby celebrated regaining their cushion.

In a comfortable position, Ashby didn’t seem content with their lead and continued to pour forward looking to add gloss to what would be their 2nd win in 3 outings. 5 minutes after Blair-Park’s strike and it got even better for the home side when they added a fourth.

This time it was Horn who cutely broke the offside trap and after Earp’s pass had found the talisman with space down the right, his powerful shot flew past Cockayne and into the far corner to give the home side a commanding lead with still half an hour left on the clock. Horn notching his 15th of the season as Ashby looked to close the gap on Kimberley Miners Welfare above them.

To their credit, Gedling, typifying their character, continued to look for a way back into the game and were impressive in stages. Shortly after the hour, Meakin, after being found by Charlesworth, struck a venomous effort bound for the top corner but Hamerton did superbly to tip over for a corner and preserve his side’s lead.

The home side ceased any further attacking threat and were happy to deal with any expected barrage as Gedling looked for a deserved way back into the game. However, 17 minutes from time and they could do very little to prevent Miners’ second of the afternoon.

After Jepson was felled on the edge of the area by Conkay, Meakin’s set piece was effortless and the ball floated into the bottom corner as Hamerton could only scramble in vain to prevent the shot creeping into the net.

Now with incentive, Gedling looked to make the last 10 minutes for the home side very nervy as they sought an unlikely comeback. With 81 minutes played, Charlesworth’s pinpoint cross was just out of reach of the left alone Hastings who couldn’t quite get over his header at the back post. Not long after and after Hasting’s corner was half-cleared, Jimmy Spiers’ effort from 20 yards was rash and failed to trouble the home goal.

With men pushed forward, Miners were always susceptible to the counter attack - a ploy Ashby had committed to all afternoon - and 4 minutes from time, they had the chance to seal the 3 points when, following a turnover in possession, substitute Matt Fowler hauled down Alex Ford in the area and Mr. Burt, via an input from Springthorpe, pointed to the spot.

Horn stepped up looking for his hat trick but despite sending Cockayne the wrong way, his effort smashed off the crossbar and away to safety. From the rebound, Gedling countered and another delightful cross from Charlesworth found Jepson but his looping header was tipped around by Hamerton as the referee drew a close to proceedings to give Ashby their ninth win of the season.

A tough afternoon for a dogged Gedling side who are still lingering at the foot of the East Midlands Counties League table. They welcome Heanor Town to Plains Road next Saturday (12th January) in the league hoping to pull away from danger with a much needed win, kick off 3pm.

Gedling Miners Welfare Man of the Match – Joe Meakin

Match Attendance – 76

Referee – Tom Burt
Assistant Referees – Kevin Wesson & James Springthorpe

Ashby Ivanhoe – Ben Hamerton, Alex Ford, Harry Stewart, Jake Conkay, George Wesley, Maccauley Holmes, Joel Earps, Sam Carline (Trafford Pickering 78’), Kerr Horn, Mitchell Woodbine, Angus Blair-Park (Ryan Pearce 63’)
Unused Substitutes – Jordan McCourt, Mason Campbell, Jack Robinson
Cautions – Conkay (foul 73’)

Gedling Miners Welfare – Dan Cokayne, Charlie Roberts (Raheem Suban 73’), Ross McCaughey (c) (Matt Fowler 78’), Luke Smith, Felix Hogg, Liam Corrigan, Jack Millward (Joe Meakin 45’), Jimmy Spiers, Jack Jepson, Courtney Hastings, Jurgen Charlesworth
Unused SubstitutesJames Rusby, Mason Coy
Cautions – Cokayne (handball 23’), Hogg (foul 30’), McCaughey (foul 77’), Corrigan (foul 89’)

Match report edited and compiled by Marc Williams
(marc.williams@nottingham.ac.uk)

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Key moments

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Goal Jurgen Charlesworth scores for Gedling Miners Welfare
73:00
Goal Joe Meakin scores for Gedling Miners Welfare

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90:00 Player of the Match
Joe Meakin is awarded player of the match for Gedling Miners Welfare
89:00 Yellow Card
Liam Corrigan is yellow carded for Gedling Miners Welfare
78:00 Sub Off
Ross McCaughey is substituted off for Gedling Miners Welfare
78:00 Sub On
Matt Fowler is substituted on for Gedling Miners Welfare
77:00 Yellow Card
Ross McCaughey is yellow carded for Gedling Miners Welfare
74:00 Sub On
Raheem Suban is substituted on for Gedling Miners Welfare
74:00 Sub Off
Charlie Roberts is substituted off for Gedling Miners Welfare
73:00 Goal 0 - 2
Joe Meakin scores for Gedling Miners Welfare
73:00 Assist
Jack Jepson makes an assist for Gedling Miners Welfare
45:00 Sub On
Joe Meakin is substituted on for Gedling Miners Welfare
45:00 Sub Off
Jack Millward is substituted off for Gedling Miners Welfare
End of period 1
42:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jurgen Charlesworth scores for Gedling Miners Welfare
42:00 Assist
Courtney Hastings makes an assist for Gedling Miners Welfare
30:00 Yellow Card
Felix Hogg is yellow carded for Gedling Miners Welfare
23:00 Yellow Card
Dan Cockayne is yellow carded for Gedling Miners Welfare
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  • Ashby Ivanhoe
  • Gedling Miners Welfare
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  • Dan Cockayne Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Felix Hogg Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Jurgen Charlesworth Goal 42:00'
  • Courtney Hastings Assist 42:00'
  • Joe Meakin Sub On 45:00'
  • Jack Millward Sub Off 45:00'
  • Joe Meakin Goal 73:00'
  • Jack Jepson Assist 73:00'
  • Raheem Suban Sub On 74:00'
  • Charlie Roberts Sub Off 74:00'
  • Ross McCaughey Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Matt Fowler Sub On 78:00'
  • Ross McCaughey Sub Off 78:00'
  • Liam Corrigan Yellow Card 89:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
14. Clipstone 25 24
15. Teversal 25 23
16. West Bridgford 24 23
17. Rainworth Miners Welfare 25 18
18. Gedling Miners Welfare 24 17
19. Borrowash Victoria 24 11
20. Arnold Town 24 6

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