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Match Report  |  Gresley FC vs Mickleover Sports

Gresley FC  1
Steele 70
Mickleover Sports  2
Mills 28  |  Sodeinde 82

Derbyshire Senior Cup 2nd Round

The Moat Ground, Church Gresley

Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 3.00pm

Senior Cup Exit

It was mixed emotions as Gresley were pleased with the performance overall against their Premier League opponents but disappointed not to have taken the Derbyshire Senior Cup tie to at least penalties.

Gresley manager Gary Norton made changes from Saturday with Eric Graves, Kane Jellyman and Kane Lee all absent.

The game was one of those ‘games of two halves’ with Gresley struggling to get a foothold, despite two good chances to take the lead, in the first half and in the second half dominating most of the play and being denied by the width of a post.

Gresley had a good chance to take an early lead against Mickleover but after Cameron Steele’s fine run down the right his cross to Kieran O’Connell was side footed wide of the far post. Kyle Clamp went close for the visitors firing just over.

Another good chance for the Moatmen went begging on 25 minutes when Mark Branch’s cross from the right was also sidefooted wide but this time by Dominic Allen. Steele continued to cause Sports problems making a good run down the right before firing a low shot held by keeper Lewis King.

Gresley were to rue those misses as Sports took the lead on 28 minutes. A corner was swung in from the left by Ted Cribley and Pablo Mills somehow managed to get a head on the ball and bundle it into the net at the net post.

Second half Gresley took the game to Sports with Martin Smyth having a shot saved at the near post followed by him then putting a shot wide.

Gresley levelled on 70 minutes. Steele collected the ball over on the right and made a determined run into the area and despite the close attendance of two defenders managed to smash his shot past King.

Substitute Callum Riddell was the width of a post from giving Gresley the lead 2 minutes later but his tremendous shot left King stranded but crashed back off the post.

Sports regained the lead when substitute Victor Sodeinge got the benefit of the doubt from the assistant referee as he ran onto a long ball before slipping the ball past the advancing Gresley keeper Oliver Fairbrother.

The Gresley management team must have taken great heart from the performance especially that of the younger players with Cameron Steele in particular who was awarded the man of the match.

Match Stats
Shots on Target 3 3
Shots off Target 6 4
Corners 2 4
Fouls Conceded 8 9
Yellow Cards 1 3
Red Cards 0 0
Possession (%) 50 50
Streaming Interview
Gresley FC
1 Oliver Fairbrother
2 Mark Branch (c)
3 Harry Lansdowne
4 Albert Lansdowne
5 Jake McIntosh
6 Luke Morgan
7 Cameron Steele
8 Dominic Allen
9 Martin Smyth
10 Kieran O'Connell Yellow Card
11 Alex Steadman
12 Callum Riddell
for 11 - 60 mins
14 Dexter Morris-Clarke
for 6 - 60 mins
15 Lucas Harrison
for 8 - 73 mins
16 Carl Slater
not used
17 Connor Ward
not used
Mickleover Sports
1 Lewis King
2 Harley Kosluk Yellow Card
3 Tom Eccleshall Yellow Card
4 Rickey Ravenshall (c)
5 Pablo Mills
6 Ben Turner
7 Mason Warren Yellow Card
8 Jimmy Phillips
9 Nathan Jarman
10 Kyle Clamp
11 Ted Cribley
12 Evan Garnett
not used
14 Victor Sodeinde
for 11 - 57 mins
15 Finn Parkin
for 7 - 90 mins
16 Jake Scott
not used
Other Match Info

Referee: Gareth Davis (Loughborough)

Attendance: 118

Star Player
Cameron Steele

Cameron Steele

His hard working performance earned him the Man-of-the-Match