Driffield League Division One
Forester Athletic 4
Nafferton Old Boys 2
FORESTER’S first game since November 6 saw league leaders Nafferton in opposition, but the home side carried their 2010 form into the new year and comprehensively beat the table-toppers.
Forester took the lead on 15 minutes when a cross from the right was turned into his own goal by a Nafferton defender under pressure from Mark Bolton.
The lead didn’t last long as Nafferton equalised when a cross was forced in at the far post.
The game was being played at such a fast and furious pace you wouldn’t have thought both sides had suffered such a long lay off.
Forester regained the lead in the 25th minute when a long throw into the area was flicked on to Joe Bolton who managed to lob the keeper with an overhead kick.
Nafferton were soon level, this time from an unusual source – a throw aimed at the Forester keeper took a wicked bounce and fell kindly for the visiting striker who just had to tap the ball into the empty goal.
Undeterred by this, Forester carried on playing some good football and with the good team spirit the side is forming, took the lead again just before the interval.
A low drive from Paul Greenwood was only parried by the Nafferton keeper and Dan Pilmoor reacted quickly to stab the ball home and give his side a deserved 3-2 half time lead.
The second half was similar to the first with both sides giving a determined approach and playing some neat football and Forester put the game out of the visitors’ reach with a fourth goal, following good movement between sub Zipfel, Greenwood and Bolton the latter netting his second of the match with only 10 minutes left on the clock.
The goal had been coming with so much pressure on the Nafferton defence, Zipfel and Bolton had both been denied by the woodwork previously.
The result was a deserved success for Forester with everyone playing their part from keeper Liam Whittington through to the strikers.
There is still a long way to go in this extended season with some tough games ahead, but if Forester continue in the same vein as their first game of 2011 success will surely follow.
Referee’s man of the match: Joe Taylor.
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