Boro see off strong Immingham side
Perfect Hat Trick for Billy Nicholson
This week we made the trip to face Immingham Town res who put out a strong side including several 1st teamers due to there season been over. Manager Scott for Boro on the other hand was struggling for players, so gave 3 Dev B players debuts and The Safest Hands in Soccer ( James Swann
) returned in goal for Dev A.
The game started and Boro took the lead early on, Josh Tidswell
cutting out a poor Immingham pass, got wide on the left and crossed for Billy Nicholson to head the ball in, 3 mins 0-1. Not long after Boro doubled their lead. A quick throw in to Paul Jones
was chested back to Bill who's left foot volley surprised everyone including the Immingham keeper ( who admitted it ) flew into the net, 13 mins 0-2. The game settled for a bit after this and neither team really threatened either goal keeper. Half Time 0-2.
Probably the easiest half time team talk Scott has had to do this season, just more of the same asked for.
The second half got under way and in the 50th minute Immingham pulled one back, the initial shot was blocked by the Boro defence but the ball kindly fell to a Immingham player who hit it first time and past James Swann
. 1-2 . This just made Boro play better and they went in search of another goal and they got it. James Bryant
playing a direct ball over the Immingham defence for that man on a hat trick Billy Nicholson to run onto, he held his man off and flicked the ball with his right foot past the keeper and the ball rolled into the empty net to make the Hat Trick a perfect one. 69 mins 1-3. The goal killed the game off , Scott Powles made the use of the lead to give Dev B players James Harness
and Dave Matthews
they Dev A debuts and they fitted into the team well. Referee Sid Cowley blew the final whistle and the game ended with the small crowd applauding both teams off the field.
The Lucarly's Man of the Match this week went to Bill Nicholson
, how could you not give it to the man who had ran his socks off for the team this week, took all 3 goals well and but for injury forcing him off with 14 minutes to go may have scored more.
So my view of the game. Might upset a few people this but here goes, Immingham where poor, with several first team players in the team you would have expected better. The young Boro lads out battled and out smarted them. Grimsby Boro Acd look out the Dev A lads are knocking on the door for a place in your team.
So next up for Dev A is the Tim Sales Charity Cup final on Thursday night vs North Thoresby at Fulstow playing field, 6:30 kick off £2 entry, please try get down and support the lads as they try to win this cup for the 2nd season in a row .