Clipstone 3-1 Gedling M.W.
J Warwick 35′ 57′ 59′
Clipstone lineup: Sam Ogden, James McConnell, Matt Leyland, Lewis Warwick (c) (Josh Devereux 55), Kieran Blades, Tom Weaver, Chadd Wootton, Declan Sorrell (Jack Lowe 76), Jack Warwick, Josh Ing, Liam Carrington
Subs not used: Roberto Marchetta, Declan Whitton, Jack Gibb
Booked: Declan Sorrell, Jack Warwick, Chadd Wootton
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Jack Warwick
4 new signings for Clipstone, 3 of whom started the match – Declan Sorrell (19-year old forward, on a dual registration with Sheffield FC), Chadd Wootton (18-year old midfielder, from Selston), and Matt Leyland (22, left back from Maltby Main). A fourth signing, Declan Whitton (centre back from Matlock Town) was an unused substitute.
Coming into the game Gedling were enjoying an excellent season and were in 6th place in the league, 17 points ahead of the Cobras who were 15th.
First 10 mins – Jack Warwick and new signing Declan Sorrell both have chances to give the Cobras an early lead after the latter forces errors from the defence when closing the ball down.
23 mins Josh Ing shows great awareness to nip in and dispossess an opponent on the edge of the box before placing a his shot just wide of the upright.
35 mins The Cobras take the lead with an excellent move when Liam Carrington shows great vision to move the ball from left to right and find Chadd Wootton. The Cobras’ new signing delivers a perfect cross to the far post where Jack Warwick heads home from close range. 1-0
42 mins Wootton has a chance himself when a mix up between ‘keeper Keaton Sharpe and a defender gifts the ball to Wootton and his first time shot from the edge of the box goes narrowly wide.
50 mins Pressure from Sorrell forces a defender to play a loose ball which allows Jack Warwick to break clear and be one and one with goalkeeper Sharpe who did well to spread himself and block the attempt although the big striker will know he should have scored.
57 mins Sorrell and Wootton combine to play a high ball in the direction of Jack Warwick who heads the ball forward and is able to hold off a defender and lob the advancing ‘keeper with his next touch. 2-0
59 mins Josh Ing crosses from the right and Jack Warwick gets in front of his marker and then places his shot into the far corner for a well-taken goal to complete his hat-trick. 3-0
81 mins Gedling grab what turns out to be a consolation goal when slack defending allows them to get the ball into the penalty area and Paulo Pillero forces home from close range 3-1
90 mins As Gedling commit men forwards in the dying minutes the Cobras break quickly and Wootton is again provider as he finds substitute Jack Lowe unmarked in the area but the young striker puts his effort wide.