Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A BRUMMIE IS EVACUATED IN WW2...

I Thought I Was Going On Holiday

Grey, buttoned coat, too long in the sleeves,
A hand-me-down from one of the twins:
Derek, or maybe Dave…
Hem needs sewing, one pocket is ripped.
Gas mask and label, both hanging on string,
Me in tears amid reassuring grins…

Suitcase my father’s from the First World War,
Spare pants inside, spare shirt and grey, spare socks:
Once Derek’s maybe, or Dave’s.
Shoes new, but Utility.
Laces, just learned to tie,
Waiting nervously until the lady knocks…

Look like a parcel bought for Christmas,
Without the brown paper wrapping:
From Derek possibly, or Dave.
A gift for an unsuspecting guardian.
Nails cut, ears washed, hair brushed,
How I hate it when mother is flapping…

Conscious though, that she doesn’t want me to go,
Tears falling onto her patterned dress: 
Derek’s here too. And Dave.
My nose is running, salt wet in my eyes.
Flannel rubs at the corners of my lips,
Mustn’t go to the station a mess…

An only child, I’ll miss my mum,
And my best friend, my Teddy:
Yes, Derek too.  And Dave.
 I’ll try to be brave and remember my manners.
Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘Grace’,
But still need a wee before I’m ready…

Herded together along the road,
Have to stand up on the tram:
With cousins Derek. And Dave.
Journey too short to Snow Hill Station.
Goodbyes too soon, too many others around,
The platform too, is such a terrible jam…

Wanted to stay home, thought I was safe,
The Morrison shelter would suffice:
Like for Derek. And Dave.
Blanket, pillow and Teddy to hug tight.
Cage to protect, all made from steel,
Though it always seems colder than ice…

Now I’m travelling to I know not where,
To the house of a total stranger:
No Derek, or Dave.
Alone, aggrieved, alarmed, afraid.
Too stubborn to cry, or cling, or wail,
Leaving my mother in imminent danger…

The train pulls out, how will I know
If my mom is killed in a raid?
Or Derek, or Dave?
Miles away in a village school, maybe?
Fields and lanes and so far from my home,
How could I go to my family’s aid?

Children weeping, some laughing, some numb,
The heartache palpable now I’m alone:
Without Derek, or Dave.
A label, a suitcase, a box, a stray.
A vagrant, an orphan, a migrant, a waif,
God forgive mom for what she has done… 

Pete Ray



An evacuee leaves Birmingham…




Sunday, 26 February 2017

HIGHGATE UNITED 1-2 LONG EATON UNITED: FULL MATCH REPORT...

‘Gate Gutted As Long Eaton Earn Victory At the Tony Allden Coppice…

Highgate United 1-2 Long Eaton United

TEAMS:

HIGHGATE UNITED:
TOBY WILCOX, ORRIN PENDLEY, NATHAN PULISCIANO, JOE COLE, SCOTT TURNER, JAMES LONEY, TOM LACEY, JOSH HAWKER (CAPT), MARCO ADAGGIO, McAULEY MANNING, LEI BROWN.
SUBS:
TREV EDWARDS, DALE EDWARDS, PAUL HUNTER, ISAAC JAGROUP.

LONG EATON UNITED:
MATT COTTRELL, BRANDON GWINNUTT, DANNY BRAIN, JAK KENWORTHY, KALLUM KEANE, AARON COLE, ANDY TODD, PAOLO PILIERO (CAPT), ROMAINE GRAHAM, ALEX MARSHALL, TOM MARSHALL.
SUBS:
BLAIR ANDERSON, WILL GORDON, SCOTT STANILAND, LEWIS WALKER.
NO-ONE APPEARS TO KNOW WHOSE ARM IS WHOSE...

NEAT TAP-DANCE ROUTINE BY JAMES LONEY (6)...

THE COPPICE IN SILENCE...

Following the respectful naming of The Coppice grandstand ‘The Tony Allden Stand’, a good number of guests moved to the club-room to eat and drink, whilst I searched high and low simply to acquire a match programme. In vain… There were none left by 13.50 hours, which for a number of spectators who had actually turned up to watch the game between Highgate and Long Eaton, was galling. The folks who did venture from the clubhouse to watch the game saw a strange affair in which Long Eaton started more confidently on a difficult muddy surface and they netted early from a corner. The bizarre dismissal of ‘Gate defender Orrin Pendley, whose surging run had resulted in setting up a simple chance for Marco Adaggio to convert which the striker subsequently fluffed, saw the right-back take his frustrations out on an advertising hoarding near the end-line. He broke a hole in it with a violent kick actually, so that the referee trotted over to Pendley and waved a red card at him. 
THE UNVEILING...

ORRIN PENDLEY HAS BEEN DISMISSED TO THE CLUBHOUSE, WHERE THE FOOD AWAITS...

Long Eaton scored again moments later but in truth the Blues failed to capitalise upon their good fortune and despite having a man extra, they somehow allowed both ‘Gate full-backs, Nathan Pulisciano and Tom Lacey (filling in for Pendley) large amounts of space to work in. On closer inspection, the Eaton midfielders seemed bunched in the central areas on a number of occasions and after the interval, there was no evidence at all that ‘Gate were a man short. An own-goal by the guests (so decent of them during a Memorial Match) set up ‘Gate for a more rousing effort and left-back Nathan Pulisciano was a menace throughout that second period, as Eaton became less offensive, relying on the breaks of undaunted striker Alex Marshall and later the speed of replacement Blair Anderson. After Blues’ AARON Cole had been sent-off for a sliding, boots-first challenge on ‘Gate’s JOE Cole, prolific home forward Lei Brown headed an acceptable chance badly wide late on and the visitors were able to see out the remaining minutes, during which skipper Paolo Piliero so nearly added a killer third goal.
AARON COLE ARGUES HIS CASE.
AND FAILS...

An early Aaron Cole corner for the guests struck the home crossbar in the swirling breeze but Highgate’s two early slick moves were wrecked by clever forward McCauley Manning straying offside. A free-kick by James Loney, Trevor Edwards’ replacement in the Highgate starting eleven, led to a header away by Alex Marshall but home skipper Josh Hawker’s volley drifted too high. The opening goal stemmed from a right-side Piliero corner which Romaine Graham challenged for at the near post but the ball skidded up from the turf towards the far corner of the net, forcing Joe Cole to head it off his goal-line. Alex Marshall battled to nudge the ball forward and there was central defender Kallum Keane to shove a low shot into the net from 8 yards.
0-1: KALLUM KEANE...

Long Eaton goalie Matt Cottrell was soon caught by Brown’s boot as he slithered to collect the ball and the home striker was yellow-carded but Brown was very close to scoring moments later, as he moved away from Keane on the right flank onto Manning’s good pass. There was a murmuring from visiting fans about offside but no flag materialised and Brown reached the byeline, turned inside but his low near post shot was deflected well by the torso of Cottrell and although Adaggio retrieved the ball on the left, first Loney miscued from 20 yards and then Manning lifted his effort from a similar distance much too high.
MARCO ADAGGIO: COSTLY MISS...

GARY HAMSON WASN'T REALLY THERE.
THIS IS A WAXWORK OF HIM FROM THE LEEDS WAXWORKS MUSEUM, WHICH IS TURNED ROUND EVERY FEW MINUTES BY ONE OF THE SUBSTITUTES...
HE NEVER CHANGES FROM THIS POSE IN ANY MATCH.

Pendley was then exiled from the match, following his assault upon an innocent advertising hoarding, as a result of Adaggio scooping a good opportunity over the target following the right-back’s fine run and feed. Typically, the guests immediately stole a second goal, after Tom Marshall’s pass to his brother saw home defender Scott Turner upend Alex 20 yards from goal. Wilcox, not a tall ‘keeper, would possibly have been wary of the wind affecting Aaron Cole’s free-kick shot and he was right to, for the ball evaded the stretching ‘keeper, bounced down off the crossbar and Graham was there, even better served than on an Ibiza beach by an eager waiter, to stroke home a simple rebound. 
ORRIN: "WHY ARE YOU SENDING ME OFF, REF?"
REF: "BECAUSE YOU COULD HAVE KILLED THAT ADVERTISING HOARDING, MATE..."

0-2: ROMAINE GRAHAM...

HIGHGATE IN A HOLE NOW...

ROMAINE WOULD LIKE TAP-INS LIKE THAT IN EVERY GAME...

Graham lifted a close-range left-booter way too high from Alex Marshall’s head-down of his brother’s deep, high centre but his blushes were spared by a linesman’s offside flag. Blues’ midfielder Brandon Gwinnutt, filling in for the injured Josh Raven at right-back, managed a 25 yard strike wide before the break and when the referee signalled for half-time most people trudged for another, fine-rain blown constitutional walk to the clubhouse and back again…
"GOSH, WE REALLY LIKE THE REF, DON'T WE?"
"YES, WE SURE DO..."

TREVOR EDWARDS AVOIDS KICKING THE SHIT OUT OF THE ADVERTISING HOARDING AND FETCHES A LOST BALL INSTEAD...

Highgate shrugged off the awkwardness of being a man down rather quickly in the second period and Long Eaton appeared to relinquish any control they held on the game. Hawker was effective in the home midfield, Brown was a physical handful for Keane and his new colleague at the back Jak Kenworthy, but Adaggio was generally a nuisance. He generally holds up the ball very well, spins quickly and feeds supporting colleagues smartly and after Piliero had fed Alex Marshall for a shot off target at the opposite end, Joe Cole and Brown combined for Hawker to slip a neat pass through inside-right for Adaggio to get in a shot from an angle but although the effort was going wide anyway, Cottrell gloved it for a corner. 
ALEX MARSHALL: NEVER STOPPED...

The kicking by Wilcox then came into question when receiving back-passes and following one of those, Graham passed to Tom Marshall but the midfielder’s low 18 yard shot was saved falling right by the recovered goalkeeper. A Tom Marshall corner from the left swerved unpleasantly into Wilcox’s gloves on his goal-line, before Manning was flagged offside after netting for ‘Gate and Graham was replaced by the Blues, for the introduction of the tricky Anderson. Left-back Danny Brain, always ready to support the Long Eaton attack, soon made an interception, fed a pass left to Anderson, ran to support him but instead the substitute rapped an 18 yard shot from the corner of the penalty-box into the side-netting. 
"HEY MAN, NOTICE MY CUTE SMILE?"
ROMAINE HAS A 'ME' MOMENT...

The Highgate goal when it came was an odd one, for Adaggio attacked the right side of the penalty-box and crossed low into the 6 yard area, where Gwinnutt slid goalwards, knocking the ball with his right boot inside the near post to offer Highgate hope. Most unfortunate for him… Brain was cautioned for his reaction to the goal, which saw him rather irate.   
1-2: BRANDON GWINNUTT (LEFT) HAS SCORED AN OWN-GOAL...

Andy Todd, not too heavily involved for the visitors did combine with Gwinnutt but neither appeared to want to shoot and only a corner was won then the referee decided that when Anderson had controlled a bouncing ball just two feet off the ground, with an opponent safely behind him, it constituted dangerous play and a free-kick was awarded. More refereeing inconsistency… Cottrell fell upon a Brown shot, Anderson fired the ball across the Highgate 6 yard box, then the Coles clashed. Aaron nudged the ball past Trev Edwards, recently having joined the fray for ‘Gate but in his need to reach the ball, he slid carelessly into Joe, offering the referee an opportunity to level the numbers on the pitch, whilst also halving the Coles…
BROWN, BRAIN & PILIERO: A FIRM OF ACCOUNTANTS IN REGENT STREET, LONDON...

BLAIR & TREVOR...

TOM MARSHALL (11) HAS SEEN AARON COLE'S RED CARD...

Edwards flicked a pass to Pulisciano on the left touchline and his cross saw Brown totally unmarked just 6 yards from the Long Eaton goal, despite the fact that there were six blue shirts milling about. Brown though appeared launch himself at the ball and got it wrong, heading well wide of the left upright. Will Gordon replaced Gwinnutt for the Blues, Pulisciano was booked for arguing, Scott Staniland replaced Tom Marshall and after a Wilcox clearance struck Anderson and forced ‘Gate to clear hastily, Piliero so nearly scored for the surviving visitors. He was fed by a very neat pass from Anderson and took on the goalie near the left upright; he seemed to lose his chance but typical of Piliero, his clever control saw him twist towards the byeline and shoot, only for the ball to be saved by Wilcox’s right boot. 
TARDY TREVOR: ARRIVED LATE, GOT ON THE PITCH LATE...

Long Eaton, through winning a defensive free-kick and then a couple of offensive corners, were able to see out the added time played and took away the three points, which Highgate could so easily have denied them. Adaggio and Brown had missed two very tasty chances but I guess that any team which has grafted hard on another team’s special day, when they themselves are merely makeweights, would relish a victory on the road.
SOME INTERESTING REACTIONS TO PENDLEY'S DISMISSAL...

Kenworthy and Keane did well for Long Eaton in defence and ‘keeper Cottrell slithered to grab a few low loose balls in the second-half but the work ethic of both Marshalls was exemplary throughout the match, along with Graham’s tireless efforts in attack. A few smart Aaron Cole passes caught the eye, as did a good deal of Gwinnutt’s play and most of Brain’s. Piliero used his quick feet to avoid challenges in defensive midfield situations but on many occasions the Blues sorely lacked width.
JAK KENWORTHY (4): SLOTTED IN WELL FOR LONG EATON...

Pulisciano was good on offense for the hosts, Lacey’s left foot from right-back gave his team interesting trajectories at times, whilst Joe Cole and especially Hawker looked decent in midfield. Brown and Adaggio will threaten any defence at this level but on this occasion, the accuracy wasn’t quite there…

I’ll leave the match by offering my tribute to Tony Allden: 

Tony Allden: 50 Years On…

Beyond a canal, over a humped bridge,
Tythe BarnLane lay in wait
For a rain-soaked FA Amateur Cup quarter-final
And Enfield FC were visiting The Gate…

Maybe 2000 spectators packed into The Coppice
But beyond the fields and woods a storm thundered;
Highgate’s underdogs scrapped from the start
But an early goal by Enfield was plundered…

Suddenly though in the 27th minute,
The storm wielded its frightening power:
Lightning struck the centre-circle area
And some players fell, some would cower…

Those affected soon began to recover
But then it became shockingly clear
That prone Highgate defender Tony Allden was hurt
And the horror turned to abject fear…

Allden was rushed to Solihull Hospital
But consciousness was never regained
And he died the following lunchtime,
Martyred by lightning that fate had ordained…

Pete Ray
February 2017

The abandoned game was replayed at Villa Park, a match I attended, as illustrated by the images of my match programme. Enfield won 6-0 and progressed to the Final, in which they beat Skelmersdale United 3-0 at Manchester City’s old ground, Maine Road, following a 0-0 draw at Wembley…





   

HIGHGATE UNITED 1-2 LONG EATON UNITED: LINK TO VIDEO CLIPS, INCLUDING ALL 3 GOALS...


THE UNVEILING OF THE TONY ALLDEN STAND:






A WREATH WAS ALSO SENT BY ENFIELD TOWN...

HIGHGATE'S PODIUM...

INTERESTING SHELTER...

'GATE'S BIG DAY...

THE BODGING TAKES A SEAT...


Thursday, 23 February 2017

MOUSEHOLE: FEBRUARY & DECEMBER...

Mousehole, February…

Just eight weeks on
And Mousehole lurked beneath a fine rain,
Bereft of its Yuletide lights:
Quiet, secretive, grey,
Its entrance baulks having taken the strain
Of heavy seas and tides, which irked…

Just two months on
And Mousehole charmed through a slight mist,
Stripped of its Christmas sheen:
Silent, intuitive, pale,
Its harbour walls weathered and stressed
By violent storms and gales, which harmed…

Pete Ray 
February 2017

FEBRUARY...


THE BAULKS IN DECEMBER...

FEBRUARY...

DECEMBER...

ARTIST JULIE ADLARD'S VIEW...


DECEMBER...

FEBRUARY...

DECEMBER...



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

SPORTING KHALSA 5-0 LONG EATON UNITED: FULL MATCH REPORT...

Bare Bones Blues Crash At Much Changed Khalsa

Sporting Khalsa 5-0 Long Eaton United

Both teams had changed considerably since their recent matches against Westfields and Lye Town respectively, with Khalsa having lost Bannister to Rushall on Monday, whilst skipper Robinson, left-back Jackson, plus Lawley and Franco were also missing. Long Eaton were using yet another goalkeeper, so Mitchison was missing, along with right-back Raven, stalwart central defender McCormick, striker Graham and midfielder Hollis, as well as player/assistant manager Rickford. Indeed, Blues’ boss Gary Hamson was even forced to field a 17 year old loanee goalkeeper as an outfield substitute during this match. 

I have to comment that it was sad to see Khalsa manager Ian Rowe still distraught about his team’s exit from the FA Vase on Saturday, for he felt that his team didn’t perform on the day. They certainly erased some of the hurt against Long Eaton, who were as awful during an abject second period as they had been competitive during the first. Admittedly, both central defenders departed the action after half-time, with Paul Lister a real miss, but the four goal capitulation during the second-half involved some careless play and ineptitude against a keen and quick Khalsa outfit who certainly gobbled up what was offered to them. Five different scorers embarrassed Long Eaton and one only had to cast a glance at Mr Hamson on the touchline, who looked forlorn, helpless and without any opportunity to fix a desperate second period of inadequacy.
GARY HAMSON: BARELY MOVED ALL EVENING...

An early left-side free-kick by Bekir Halil for Sporting took a touch off a colleague but drifted for a goal-kick then the awkward, deceptive and magnificently named Yusifu Ceesay rapped a fine 20 yard shot which forced tall Blues’ ‘keeper Matt Cottrell to leap right and turn the ball away for a corner. Quite suddenly however, Long Eaton’s Blair Anderson, whose abilities were not fully utilised by the team’s tactics on the night, struck a 22 yard shot which surprised standing home glove-man Tom Turner and the ball spun off his palms past his right upright. No hint of a goal was imminent though as Khalsa left-back Jonny Haynes (not the Fulham and England legend…) swung a deep left-boot free-kick across from the right flank, for the ball’s trajectory took it beyond the far post. Home skipper Shawn Boothe didn’t give up on it however and stretched his neck to beat Kallum Keane’s jump, sending in a downward header from virtually on the byeline. The ball bounced up ridiculously and surprised Cottrell who could only flap a mitten at it as it struck the roof of the net. 
1-0...

...SCORED BY SKIPPER BOOTHE...

Danny Brain could get no purchase on a trademark low shot from the left following a one-two, as Eaton countered, another right-side free-kick by Haynes bounced on the Blues’ crossbar and a free-kick by Anderson at the opposite end took a touch off a stray boot and Turner fell right to capture the shot. Simeon Townsend, leading the offensive line for Khalsa with some energy, fed Ceesay but it was midfielder Mike Perks’ shot which fizzed well wide of the right stick from 23 yards. Dave Meese miscued from Ceesay’s feed before the guests began to close the ranks a little and prevent their hosts from breaking with ease. Indeed, several chances came their way too but all of them were scorned, most through inaccuracy but one through what is known as misfortune, which Turner would be relieved about…
ANDERSON PREPARES TO TAKE A FREE-KICK...

First Lister rose to head a corner by Aaron Hall too high, before Andy Todd, not at his most creative on the night, went really close to restoring parity for his team. Turner raced from goal to kick the ball clear but he only found Todd on his tod, 45 yards from goal and the midfielder leaned back to volley a shot which had Turner scrambling backwards for and it appeared that the ‘keeper was hoping to catch the ball as it bounced up on the 6 yard line. However, it bounced over him and lobbed onto the face of the crossbar, allowing Turner to recover… Brain and skipper Paolo Piliero combined to feed the hardworking Alex Marshall inside the penalty-box but Boothe did well to block the striker’s shot, an Aaron Hall cross saw Alex Marshall shoot a goal from an offside position and after the rather quiet Tom Marshall had defended well for Long Eaton, brother Alex set up Todd from a good position but his volley flew just over the target. Anderson tried to pass the ball for Todd to run onto but Turner advanced to grab the loose ball, then Tom Marshall was cautioned.
TODD & HAYNES...

LISTER (4) HAD HIS WORK CUT OUT ALL GAME...

Cottrell saved Luke Shearer’s near post drive before the ailing Ceesay was replaced just before the break by Fabrice Kasiama. The interval reached, I guess that Long Eaton, despite the fact that Tom Marshall and Todd were not controlling matters effectively enough, might have been level. The goal conceded had been avoidable, even flukey but there had been more attitude from Khalsa, whose quickness and physicality had forced the pace thus far. Ceesay would be a loss for the hosts and yet one could not have anticipated how Long Eaton’s performance would fade into such obscurity after their cups of tea and chicken tikka paninis… (Not really…)
YUSIFU REALISES THAT HIS BOOT IS BLEEDING...

...& IS TOO DISTRESSED TO CARRY ON...

Before the guests could resettle after half-time, Haynes’ ability to chuck long throws caused mayhem twice in the Blues’ defence. The second of them from the right, left Piliero unable to prevent Townsend from simply jumping to nod the ball into the far corner of the net beyond Cottrell. After a low Scott Staniland drive was held at the second attempt by Turner, Townsend was cautioned for nudging the ball from Cottrell’s hands but soon a costly error was capitalised upon by Sporting and in truth, a drained Long Eaton troop appeared to lose all hope. 
"BLESS YOU MY SON... SAY 3 HAIL LEEDS UNITEDS  & YOU'LL BE FINE..."

2-0...

HEADER BY TOWNSEND...

A poor clearance, I think by Keane, was collected by the lively Marvin Nisbett who was generally well marked by Brain and he switched the ball towards the edge of the 18 yard box for Shearer to take neatly and turn towards the right side of the penalty-area, taking on Lister. Shearer’s low cross went straight onto the totally unmarked Kasiama’s boot just 2 yards out and Long Eaton’s Blues were considerably heavier…
3-0...

KASIAMA!

Perks took a break, Matt Martin replaced him and Kasiama rapped a volley across the penalty-box as Khalsa looked so much more physical than their ailing guests. Shearer got clear to slip a low shot past the advancing Cottrell into the bottom right corner of the net and then Long Eaton escaped a penalty claim when Brain’s shove on Kasiama looked a little dodgy but the Blues attacked from that incident and Scott Staniland’s low shot was saved by Turner. Martin hacked Piliero down to earn a caution, a short Long Eaton free-kick led to a frustrated Tom Marshall rapping a shot from 25 yards which flew wide of the right upright and at the other end, Haynes played a one-two but drove a 16 yard shot over Cottrell’s goal-frame. A fifth goal was a blow to the guests who now had Jordan Dakin on the pitch, as well as ‘keeper Lewis Walker, for Lister and Keane had departed the scene. Walker played in attack but Anderson’s frustrated and disbelieving demeanour summed up his club’s evening.
NISBETT COVERS A LATE RUN BY ANDERSON, WHOSE CROSS DROPPED BEHIND THE GOAL-FRAME...

Haynes’ left-flank free-kick saw Meese win a header against Alex Marshall, who had actually filled in as a defender rather well and there was home replacement Aaron Perrin, on for Townsend, to beat Cottrell to the loose ball, caress it past him and roll it over the goal-line. Oh dear… Anderson then lifted a frustrated, subsequently wayward shot somewhere into the Noose Lane night and the game ended with me having to wait at the nearby level-crossing for three trains to go by…

TURNER TAKES A LATE TUMBLE...

Both Khalsa full-backs were athletic and uncompromising, like ferrets up a trouser leg and although midfielders Meese and Perks were quiet on occasions, the offensemen Nisbett, Townsend, Ceesay, Shearer, Kasiama and finally Perrin had the presence and running power to continually unsettle the Long Eaton defence. Sporting took their goals clinically and at the right time, whereas the Blues failed to do just that. Todd was in and out of the game for the visitors, as was Anderson but the forward does have neat feet and can be a real danger. The Marshalls worked darned hard, no doubt about it but Tom found controlling the game from midfield beyond him on the night and in fairness, brother Alex was rarely given a clear view of goal by his colleagues. Piliero featured busily on some occasions, Staniland less so but defensively the team looked unstable, bar Brain’s attitude, like that of a coyote at its prey as usual and he was a positive for Mr Hamson on offensive forays too…

In truth, Khalsa burned their FA Vase bridge, whereas Long Eaton suffered a setback in the construction of their new pontoon…

And why didn’t Mr Rowe bring on Mihai-Valerio Gherasim, if only to liven up my report? Thanks for that…

TEAMS:

SPORTING KHALSA:
TOM TURNER, BEKIR HALIL, JONNY HAYNES, SHAWN BOOTHE (CAPT), JOE ROGERS, MIKE PERKS, MARVIN NISBETT, DAVE MEESE, SIMEON TOWNSEND, LUKE SHEARER, YUSIFU CEESAY.
SUBS:
MATT MARTIN, FABRICE KASIAMA, TESFA ROBINSON, AARON PERRIN, MIHAI-VALERIO GHERASIM.

LONG EATON UNITED:
MATT COTTRELL, AARON COLE, DANNY BRAIN, PAUL LISTER, KALLUM KEANE, TOM MARSHALL, ANDY TODD, PAOLO PILIERO (CAPT), BLAIR ANDERSON, ALEX MARSHALL, SCOTT STANILAND. 
SUBS:
JORDAN DAKIN, LEWIS WALKER, JAMES MITCHISON.