Clipstone 1-1 Heanor Town
Jack Warwick 71′ Sleigh 26′
Clipstone lineup: Sam Ogden, James McConnell, Liam Carrington, Josh Ing, Connor Emery, Tom Weaver, Ethan Knowles (Solly Limb 90), Jack Gibb (Sheldon McDonald 63), Jack Warwick (c), Jack Lowe (Connor Nowacyzk 90), Jack Siddall
Subs not used: Josh Devereux, Ryan Skidmore (gk)
Cobras’ man of the match: Josh Ing
With a starting eleven with an average age of 19, the Young Cobras hold firm to take a point off second placed Heanor, soaking up a lot of pressure from the visitors in the process.
17 mins Sam Ogden does well to tip an effort from Heanor’s Kieran Debrouwer over the bar.
18 mins Tom Weaver clears off the line to prevent a goal for the visitors.
26 mins Heanor take the lead after an excellent shot from Debrouwer is well-saved by Sam Ogden but the rebound falls at the feet of Jamie Sleigh to slot home from close range 0-1
29 mins A cross from the left by Ethan Knowles finds Jack Gibb but his header is straight at Heanor ‘keeper Jordan Pierrepoint.
The home side exert pressure towards the end of the half without creating clear cut cahnces.
Good start to second half from Heanor who put a lot of pressure on the Clipstone goal, Kyle Daley in particular spurning two chances.
71 mins A long ball out of defence finds Jack Warwick who holds off his marker and places his left foot shot wide of Pierrepoint and into the bottom corner of the goal. 1-1
76 mins Substitute Sheldon McDonald wins possession in the middle of the park and evades several challenges before putting the ball through to Warwick near the area. Rather than return the ball to McDonald, the Cobras’ striker chooses to shoot from just inside the area but it is straight at Pierrepoint.
84 mins Good work by Heanor’s Kieron Debrouwer creates a shooting opportunity that Ogden does well to block and then when the loose ball is fired goalward Liam Carrington throws his body in the way to block.
87 mins Ogden does well again to deny Heanor.