Sun 12
Wollaton Wanderers
M Corcoran (70')
Title hopes over for Veterans

Title hopes over for Veterans

By Steve Beresford
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Defeat at Wollaton hands the league title to Dunkirk

They always say that teams would rather have points on the board instead of games in hand. The Veterans position of being 5 points behind leaders Dunkirk with 3 games to play wasn't a bad one to be in - one we'd certainly have taken at the start of the season - but it proved to be too much and following defeat to Netherfield Albion last time out, Calverton lost by the odd-goal again to put the title out of reach.

It was another game where the conditions affected the ability play much flowing football; the mud of Netherfield swapped for the sweeping winds of Wollaton that blew across the pitch for the entire game and meant that there wasn't a great deal of quality but Wollaton made the best of the conditions and crucially, made better use of the ball when they were in possession.

Calverton created a couple of half-chances early on - Mark Corcoran being put clear doewn the right but was closed down before being able to pick out a ball in to the box. Wollaton then took the lead after 15 minutes with a free header from a well taken corner and without Calverton putting too much pressure on their goal, Wollaton doubled the lead before half time; a good flowing move lead to a ball being cut back from the right, which was met well with a first time shot in to the top right corner.

The game drifted in the second half, with the Vets unable to find a way back in to the game until late on when Mark Corcoran intercepted a poor clearance from the goalkeeper and lobbed to ball back over him and in to the net to reduce the arrears, but time ran out and Calverton now go to Fox Inn for the final game with Dunkirk already champions.

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Sun 12, Apr 2015