Linby’s run of victories is halted by Netherfield

LINBY Reserves's run came to an end
LINBY Reserves's run came to an end

Just when LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE RESERVES looked set to mount a serious bid for the top three in the Notts Senior League’s First Division, their form deserted them.

A resurgent run of four wins on the bounce was brought to an end by a surprise 3-0 defeat at home to Netherfield Albion, who began the day well below them in the table.

Trailing 1-0 from the opening minute to a strike by James Crawford, Linby dominated possession and created enough chances to have won the game, with man-of-the-match midfielder Aaron Potter in particularly inspired form. However, they failed to take any.

In contrast, rapidly-improving Netherfield cashed in on their openings and sealed their third consecutive victory with a couple of goals on the counter-attack in the second half.

LINBY RESERVES LINE-UP (4-4-2) -- Guyatt/ Niblett C., Martin, Murray, Dickens/ Bernard J., Potter, Wallis, Savage/ Cheeseman, Price. SUBS: Atsin (for Martin 60), Paterson A., O’Neill.