Stapenhill FC…………1 (Furniss 47 pen)
A hard fought but hardly an enthralling game of football saw the Miners lose their unbeaten record at Plains Road. Workmanlike with no reward but a hard working performance all the same.
A Paul Furniss penalty three minutes into the second half was enough for Stapenhill to secure all three points.
A draw would probably have been a true reflection on the game but Gedling must soon learn to put away few chances that materialise and stamp their authority on proceedings.
Lots of hustle and bustle from the home players but very little cutting edge in the last third. As the game wore on the visitors created just that touch more and just about shaded the contest.
Gedling’s Man of Match ~
Debutant Rakeem Reid
…a touch of class amongst the ordinary
Att ~ 46
Referee ~ Jack Forder
Assistants ~ Martin Fryer and Nick Lees
Gedling MW ~ Scott Miles, Tom Watson, Ian Robinson, Anthony Brown (C) Felix Hogg (Niall Williams 80) Harry Simpson, Kelvin Mushambi, Joe Hopper (Rakeem Reid 45) Jordan Whitehead, Kamal Hayles, Dalton Stephens (Jack Hopper 57)
Subs not used ~ TK Mushambi, Charlie Wood (GK)
Yellow cards ~ Simpson (32 dissent) Whitehead (57 foul)
Stapenhill FC ~ Bullock, Nolan, Rolph, Furniss (C) Swift (Rumin 65) Bromley, Gilligan, Rowland (Gough 90) Chatfield, Campbell, Easton (Ward 57)