Coalville 2s 3 - 2 Leicester 2s
Town start 2017 with a home victory.
(This weeks report brought to you by Adam Lloyd...)
The first game played since the Christmas break saw the return of Dhamrait, McDermott and the first appearance of Symonds.
Town brushed away the winter cobwebs and started the game pressing high against opposition Derwent. The new addition of Symonds combined well with Standring and Lloyd on the right with numerous attacking runs troubling the Derwent defence early on in the game.
A high pressing Town, including the skilful Meadows and top goal scorer Dumelow up front, linked up well to require a well timed save from the Derwent keeper.
The now regular seconds midfielder, Dennett, got his name of the score sheet in the first half with a back post slap assisted by Meadows. The score now 1-0 to the home side.
Tackles from Coalville’s defensive quartet of Dhamrait, Hope, Webster and Standring were rarely needed in the first 35. The closest Derwent got to scoring came from a well worked shot by a young player nicknamed ‘Messi’ but was dealt with comfortably by Tongue in goal.
The second half saw more goal scoring action as big man Dumelow got back into his scoring ways. A selfless pass from McDermott, around Derwent’s keeper meant a goal was inevitable. The score now 2-0 to Coalville.
Lloyd and McDermott came back at Derwent with attacking plays and passes around the back to Symonds and Meadows. This eventually lead to a Coalville short corner that produced the third goal. A sharp injection from Dennett to Murby at the top of the D was offloaded to Meadows to the right. The ball was then guided through the Derwent defence resulting in a second goal for Dennett at the back post and third for Coalville.
Derwent came back at Town and despite some well times tackles from Hope and Dhamrait, Derwent sneaked a first goal following a free hit.
Derwent continued to press as Coalville overly relaxed, with Tongue being forced into an incredible save from a short corner that tipped the ball onto the post, only for 'Messi' to finish on the rebound.
The late surge from Derwent left them too little time, as the game finished 3-2.