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Clay Cross Town
Newark Town
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R Peterson (71')
Sat 11 Aug 15:00 - Central Midlands Football League - Black Dragon Badges North Division

match report


A tough test faced Town in opening game

A tough test faced Town in their first match of the season when they travelled to Clay Cross to meet a side who had narrowly missed out on promotion in the last two seasons and tough test it turned out to be. Town again included several youngsters as Manager Steve Chappell continued his efforts to rebuild the team. After a reasonable start which saw Kyle Nicholson go close with a shot the stronger and more experienced Clay Cross side began to assert themselves and two quick goals in the 10th minute rocked Town back on their heels but they then showed plenty of resilience in what became a backs to the wall job with some good saves from keeper Chris Bennett and last ditch defending restricting the score to 2 – 0. Tommy Johnson went close with a shot and a spectacular overhead kick before two further goals just before half-time saw Clay Cross go in with a 4 – 0 lead.
Three goals from Clay Cross’s prolific scorer Josh Parfitt in the twenty minutes after half time giving him five for the game saw Town down but not out as the young side kept their heads up to keep going and sub Rikki Petersen scored a consolation goal after 75 minutes before two goals in the last 10 minutes saw Clay Cross run out 9 – 1 winners.
With two further testing away games to come it is stand and be counted time as Manager Chappell works hard to blend some reasonable individual performances into a team effort".
Town: Bennett, Carlisle [Feeney], Chappell, Job, Johnson, Montif [Petersen], Nicholson, J Stanley, R Stanley [Samuels], Thompson, Wilford.

Thanks to Jim Todd for the report

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Kyle Nicholson

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Key moments

Goal Rikki Peterson scores for Newark Town


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90:00 Yellow Card
Rikki Peterson is yellow carded for Newark Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Kyle Nicholson is awarded player of the match for Newark Town
71:00 Goal 0 - 1
Rikki Peterson scores for Newark Town
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  • Rikki Peterson Goal 71:00'
  • Rikki Peterson Yellow Card 90:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Appleby Frodingham 26 39
8. Staveley MW Reserves 26 36
9. Newark Town 26 26
10. Phoenix 26 22
11. Dinnington Town 26 22
12. Dronfield Town Reserves 26 21
13. Askern 26 15

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