Sherwood Colliery 4-0 Clipstone
Curtis 8′ 26′ Gregory 32′ Shaw 54′
Cobras Lineup: Sam Ogden, Connor Emery, Liam Carrington, Lewis Warwick (c), Kieran Blades, Tom Weaver, Jack Siddall (Jonathan Collo 44), Ethan Knowles (Jack Lowe 46), Jack Warwick, Josh Ing, Josh Devereux (Jack Gibb 70)
Subs not used: James McConnell, Roberto Marchetta
Booked: Jack Warwick
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Lewis Warwick
Cobras give a debut to Kieran Blades, signed in the week from Selston FC.
7 mins Sherwood’s Jordan Ingram and Cobras’ new signing Kieran Blades fall over as both go for a cross from Jamie York and to most people’s surprise referee Chris Arnell pointed to the penalty spot. Former Clipstone player Gareth Curtis duly sends Sam Ogden the wrong way from the spot 1-0.
20 mins Jack Siddall misses an excellent chance to equalise for the Cobras when a Sam Ogden clearance find Jsoh Ing in the centre circle. The midfielder turns quickly and plays the ball through to Siddall who eludes his marker but fires straight at Josh Turton in the Sherwood goal.
26 mins The hosts are awarded a second and much clearer penalty again against Kieran Blades for a foul on Ingram in the area and Curtis again sends Ogden the wrong way 2-0
32 Another former Clipstone player Tim Gregory puts the home side 3-0 when he fires home from a tight angle after Ogden had done well to block an Ingram effort and Gregory was the first to react.
52 mins A corner for Clipstone is only cleared as far as Tom Weaver on the edge of the box and his goal bound shot is tipped over by Turton.
57 mins A free kick on the edge of the centre circle for the home side is played into the Cobras’ area and finds skipper Jobe Shaw in space and he heads past Ogden from ten yards. 4-0
75 mins The Cobras win a free kick on their left hand side and Liam Carrington’s delivery finds Weaver header 12 yards from goal who heads narrowly wide
80-90 mins The Cobras enjoy their best period of possession in the game but fail to create any clear cut scoring chances.
90 mins The home side are awarded a third penalty after an attempted cross hits Connor Emery on the arms at close range. However the Cobras feel justice is done when Ogden guesses right and saves Curtis’ attempt to prevent the former Cobra grabbing hat-trick from the spot.
Clipstone remain in 15th place in the league with 22 points from 24 games.