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Lockie Strike Not Enough To Prevent Defeat At Belper

10 months ago By Non-League Webmeister

A fifth consecutive loss - incredibly, all five by a 2-1 scoreline - did little to ease the current pain in Tulipsville..

Details of today's performance at Belper Town are thin on the ground at present, but we're sure Ray Tucker's Match Report (scheduled to be uploaded at some stage on Sunday) will give us a fair and balanced insight into how the game panned out.

What we do know is that substitute Jonny Lockie (pictured, on for Jamie Jackson in the second-half) provided a rare Tulips' highlight as it was he who clawed the visiting side back into contention for a much-needed point with the solitary goal mustered in Derbyshire. Sadly, try as they might, the Tulips couldn't get that all-important second goal...

Agonising as this run of 2-1 defeats undoubtedly is for all those of a Tulips' persuasion, one has to take solace from the fact that the team is not, by all accounts, being outplayed/outclassed/out-fought and losing heavily. The same levels of application by management and players - plus a little more intervention from Lady Luck - and one feels the corner will be turned sooner rather than later.

Next Saturday 2nd December the Tulips prepare to host second-placed Alvechurch FC: KO 3.00pm. The Midlanders drew 0-0 at home to Newcastle Town this afternoon and there's no doubt they will provide another stiff test for manager Chris Rawlinson and his beleagured troops.

We hope as many of you as possible will come along to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to lend us some more of that sterling, vocal support that was so much in evidence last season during the great run towards the play-offs. We're not far from getting a positive result - with your encouragement, some time very soon surely the floodgates will open, goals will fly in and the confidence will come pouring back.

Stay tuned for more Tulips News during the coming week - oh, and don't forget that this Tuesday 28 November the SUFC U21s are at home to Grantham Town U21s with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm (Adults: £4, Conc/Students: £2). Hope to see you there for that one if you can make it!...

Updated 19:26 - 26 Nov 2017 by Non-League Webmeister

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