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Saturday 21 January 2012

Thoresby win the North Notts Derby


Well today it was off to a local North Notinghamshire derby between Thoresby Colliery Welfare and Ollerton Town, the clubs are approx only 3 miles apart in distance.

The 2 teams met earlier in the season in the CMFL League Cup with Thoresby running out victors 2-0, so with Ollerton winning 6-1 in midweek in the Floodlit Cup against Clipstone Welfare, this would be a interesting game.

Arrived at the ground and was met by a few of the Ollerton Management and Officials before I went in to the Thoresby Clubhouse for a cuppa and a chat with club sec Shaun Wragg. He told me a hopper had rung him at 11.30am to check the match was on. At approx 1.15pm walked in my good old friend from Bolton, Paul from the Northern Counties West League with his 6 year old grandson(who ate a world record number of Kit Kats before the match).

The game started brightly with both teams attacking and chances gong begging at both ends of the pitch until after 30 minutes Thoresby broke the deadlock with a fierce looking shot from the number four from outside a crowded penalty area that ended up in the net.

The teams matched each other in the Second Half, but on the hour, the Home attacker was slightly late on a challenge and the referee produced a second yellow card followed by a red.

Ollerton pushed forward with the man advantage and had a goal bound shot headed off the line, whilst Thoresby played on the counter attack and stuck the post from 20 yards out with the keeper beaten.

A very good keenly contested match by 2 teams that wanted to play in somewhat or weather conditions during the game.

Photos from the game can be found on

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