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Veterans - Match centre

Kimberley Miners Welfare
AFC Kirk Hallam
Unknown (31', 50' Sent Off)
Full time
N Ghislanzoni (13'), I Trueman (79')
Sun 22 Apr 13:00 - Cup

AFC Kirk Hallam 2 - 1 Kimberley Miners Welfare

Vets make it to the final

Kirk Hallam progressed to the cup final in their first season after a last gasp Bobby Trueman winner in this controversial game.
It had looked like a spirited and hard working Kimberley side that had been reduced to just nine men would hang on for penalties until Trueman fired in from the edge of the box.

On a neutral pitch in Calverton and for the first time this season we were poor, never got going, and failed to raise to the occasion. As the frustration built the bickering started.
Fortunately on 13 minutes Nick Ghislanzoni opened the scoring with a free kick from 20 yards. This should have encouraged the lads to step up the game but it remained scrappy on a poor playing surface.
On 30 minutes a defensive error allowed Kimberley forward Holt to advance and lob the keeper with a mishit shot from a good 30 yards.

HT 1-1

Kirk Hallam were frustrated more and more in the second half as Kimberley fought hard for every ball and matched us in all departments.
The game took a turn on the hour mark though as an injured Kimberley player wanted to be replaced by a sub only to be told by the ref that it would not be allowed as Kimberley had failed to submit a team sheet before the game.
The ensuing protests saw a Kimberley player receive a second yellow therefore having to finish with nine men..... To their credit they still gave everything and although Kirk Hallam should have scored earlier with chance after chance, it took last gasp effort to beat them.

We will face Eastwood at Arnold Town on 13 May chasing a league and cup double as after the semi final we found out that Hilton had beaten Holbrook to give us the league title.

Confirmation we are also league Champions.

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Key moments

13:00
Goal Nick Ghislanzoni scores for AFC Kirk Hallam
31:00
Goal Goal for Kimberley Miners Welfare
50:00
Red Card A player is sent off for Kimberley Miners Welfare
79:00
Goal Ian Trueman scores for AFC Kirk Hallam

Highlights

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79:00 Goal 1 - 2
Ian Trueman scores for AFC Kirk Hallam
50:00 Red Card 1 - 1
A player is sent off for Kimberley Miners Welfare
End of period 1
31:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Kimberley Miners Welfare
13:00 Goal 0 - 1
Nick Ghislanzoni scores for AFC Kirk Hallam
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As it happened

  • Kimberley Miners Welfare
  • AFC Kirk Hallam
  • 0
  • Nick Ghislanzoni Goal 13:00'
  • Goal 31:00'
  • Red Card 50:00'
  • Ian Trueman Goal 79:00'

Team selection

Waplington, Bryan Waplington, Bryan
Horsley, Paul Horsley, Paul
Bowler, Jason Bowler, Jason
Trueman, Ian Trueman, Ian
Hallsworth, Vaughn Hallsworth, Vaughn
Taylor, Darren Taylor, Darren
Elks, Andrew Elks, Andrew
Ghislanzoni, Nick Ghislanzoni, Nick
Gomm, Steven Gomm, Steven
Scattergood, Paul Scattergood, Paul
Banwell, Kevin Banwell, Kevin

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