Long Eaton United's Grange Park played host to the Derbyshire County FA Divisional South Cup final between Melbourne Dynamo FC and Mickleover Sports U21's. The beautiful spring evening was a perfect scene for what was to be a close game between the two sides.
The game was set to be a good one with both clubs currently in good form within their respected leagues. Both Melbourne and Mickleover are currently sat in second place with games in hand.
An early attack from Melbourne saw a good ball in from the right to a waiting Danny Guild who headed the ball home at the back post to put them in front within 3 minutes of the start.
Mickleover’s Dan Dolby broke down the far wing, had a shot on goal which was ruled offside by the assistant referee.
Throughout the next 15 minutes both sides had good spells of possession but no real goal scoring opportunity was created.
On the 20th minute Melbourne’s David Worger put in another fantastic ball into the back post for Michael Tristram to head home and put Melbourne up 2-0. Throughout the first half David Worger put in some great balls into the Mickleover box which lead to the second goal.
From the goal Melbourne was on the attack forcing a corner a few moments after the restart. An in swinging corner from David Worger was punched out by the Mickleover goalkeeper Oliver Cammidge which fell to Robert Rayner. Rayner had a shot which is tipped just over the bar.
As the first half was nearing an end, Mickleover had a good couple of attacks towards goal but couldn’t find the target. Jon Lovett came close as his volley went wide of the post.
The second half got underway and a young Mickleover side looked revamped with a strong start and good pressure on goal. Luke Gratton got past his man, put a good ball into the 6 yard box but no one was there to get on the end of it.
Mickleover continued to push towards goal a lot more in the second half. Dominic Wilkinson coming close on a couple of occasions but a frustrated Mickleover couldn’t get the better of the Melbourne goalkeeper.
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