MISSED OPPORTUNITIES COST NOSTELL 2ND TEAM
Nostell 0 - Ripon City 2
Nostell 0-2 Ripon City
Nostell will wonder how they lost this game having had long spells of possession and looked more than comfortable against a tidy Ripon outfit.
Welfare had the better chances in the 1st half with Tom Booth and Daz Rushton going close.
However Nostell were left to rue their misfortune in front of goal when Ripon took the lead with a well taken headed goal on the hour mark.
Nostell were making a good game of it though and Scott Atkinsons powerful header brought out the very best of the in form Ripon keeper and when he was finally beaten a well placed defender was well placed to clear the ball off the line.
The inevitable then happened with Nostell pressing Ripon who had looked dangerous on the break all evening delivered the sucker punch scoring a 2nd clinical goal which effectively won them the game.
So despite playing arguably some of their best football of the season Nostell were left with nothing and surely will play worse and pick up points.
Man of the match on a frustrating night went to defender Dillon Connolly who had an assured game at the heart of the Nostell defence.