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Match Report  |  Gresley FC vs Lye Town

Note that this page is from our archive during the time when the club was called Gresley FC. It may not be related to the old Gresley Rovers.
Gresley FC  1
Zazi 17
Lye Town  3
Dell 10  |  Prince 60  |  Sarmenio 91

Midland Football League Premier Division

The Moat Ground, Church Gresley

Saturday, 28th September 2019, 3.00pm

Match Sponsor: Vickers Young Ltd

Gresley Still Without A League Win

On this showing it’s going to be a long, long season for the Moat faithful. Gresley seemed totally out of sorts and apart from just two or three players the team looked devoid of grit and fight especially when Lye re-took the lead.

This was not the game for the purists. Two teams languishing near the foot of the table and both desperate for points played out a game that was not easy to watch. There were moments of decent football but only a few and mostly from the visitors.

After the game Gresley manager was furious and declined to speak after the match after seeing his side beaten yet again.

Gresley were without Joe Haines but there was another new face on the bench who had recently signed for the club.

Lye set a marker of intent early on with Jordan Davies firing a shot from the left just over the bar. The visitors were having much the better of the opening minutes and took the lead on 10 minutes with Dominic Dell beating the Gresley back line and finished by slipping the ball past Ben Allsop.

The lead lasted just 7 minutes when a fine cross from the right by James Bennett-Tindall found Nehemia Zazi at the far post and the forward duly headed home.

The rest of the half had nothing to report of note with Dell hitting a weak low shot which Allsop scooped up being the only shot on target.

At the break Jordan Fitzpatrick replaced Dave McDermott but it was the visitors who were asking the questions of the Gresley defence.

The pressure told on 60 minutes when Lye re-took the lead. A run down the left ended with a low ball into the box near the near post. Somehow, Sammy Prince, with his back to goal, managed to backheel the ball through the legs of Allsop and into the net.

It could have been worse for Gresley on 71 minutes when the ball was heading into their net until Joel Howes managed to race back to clear the ball off the line.

Gresley felt aggrieved on 80 minutes when Zazi appeared to be hacked down in the area only for the referee Charlie Dickens to wave the appeals away.

Gresley went close to levelling a few minutes later. Awarded a free kick on the edge of the area Samuel Pilkington struck his kick well enough and was unlucky to see the ball strike the top of the bar.

With Gresley pushing forward, they were caught by a long ball which picked out Lye substitute Alex Sarmenio who smashed the ball past Allsop.

Match Stats
Shots on Target 2 6
Shots off Target 2 2
Corners 2 4
Fouls Conceded 11 12
Yellow Cards 2 0
Red Cards 0 0
Possession (%) 45 55
Gresley FC
1 Ben Allsop
2 Ben Healey Yellow Card
3 Joel Howes
4 Albert Lansdowne (c)
5 David Leak
6 Jake McIntosh Yellow Card
7 Samuel Pilkington
8 Jacob Sturgess
9 Nehemia Zazi
10 David McDermott
11 James Bennett-Tindall
12 James Harrison
not used
14 Harry Collins
for 8 - 80mins
15 Jordan Holmes
for 11 - 76 mins
16 Jordan Fitzpatrick
for 10 - 46 mins
17 Harry Heartfield
not used
Lye Town
1 ben Newey
2 Shay Nicholson
3 Joel Whittingham
4 Adam Meacham
5 Ryan Bridgewater
6 Jean Kalanda (c)
7 Sam Tye
8 Nick Hancock
9 Dominic Dell
10 Sammy Prince
11 Jordan Davies
12 Emils Fedotovs
for 11 - 90 mins
14 Alex Sarmenio
for 6 - 87 mins
15 Jack Allerton
for 8 - 90 mins
16 Jaden Owusu-Nepaul
not used
17 Hayden Reeves
not used
Other Match Info

Referee: Charlie Dickens

Attendance: 139

Star Player
Jake McIntosh

Jake McIntosh

Chosen by Corby McDonald of match sponsors Vickers Young