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Sunday 4 March 2012

Athletic Keep Up the Chase at Newark

Attendance 56

Having not visited Station Road, the home of Newark Town for a couple of seasons, I felt it time to go and with them selves and their visitors chasing the League title before the start of the match, it looked as if this was the match to pick.

On arrival at the gate was my long time friend and Newark Town Committee Man/Press Reporter/Programme Editor Richard Lane, we went and parked up the car and I then had a quick chat with some of the South Normanton Committee and some of their players before chatting with Newark Sec Mick Bradley and local referee Steve Collingham who pulled a leg injury last week at Southwell City.

I went and joined Richard at the gate and shared a few jokes with a old fella who never misses a home match, before being joined by Johnno who always seem to think I'm a jinx..well everytime I see Newark Town, they seem to lose..ermm they lost again today as well, so looks like another 2 years to stay away!

Went and had a coffee in the clubhouse before the game and spoke with Gerry Williams who was club sec when the CMFL club Collingham FC played at the ground..He is still groundsman at this lovely ground and does bits and bobs still.

The players came out and the visitors were first out the blocks with Adam Nicholls firing them in front and the game was very even in the First Half.

The Second Half, Newark Town played a very dangerous off side defence and it held firm and did its job until Adam Nicholls ran through  to tap in a second. With time ticking down, striker Danny Briscoe came one on one with the home keeper and rounded him and hit the ball home.

The home side with 15 minutes to play, then started to show why they have done so will this season and seemed to up their game and ran at the Normanton defence and with 3 minutes left Simon Ellison reduced the arrears.

Newark Town FC Website

More pics from match

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