Wasteful Linby edge past Mickleover RBL

Rolls Royce Leisure v Linby.  Rolls' Jack James. Linby's Ruban Mitchell.
Rolls Royce Leisure v Linby. Rolls' Jack James. Linby's Ruban Mitchell.

Linby made to two wins in a row, as they beat Mickleover RBL 2-1, in a game they should really have won a lot more comfortably.

Linby took an early lead on six minutes when Kaylum Mitchells corner found his brother Ruban, who had his half volley was saved by RBL keeper Patryk Krocz, but Dale Chapman was on hand to slam the loose ball home.

Then Luca Rocco, Linby’s keeper made two fine saves, the first to deny David Moon and then a 20 yard shot from Daniel Dolby, but as Moon was about to slot home, the Linby keeper showed great reflexes to deny the striker.

As the first half wore on, Linby got on top, creating no less than four one on ones with the visiting keeper.

Az Ryan put his chances inches wide, Joe Butler saw his effort brilliantly saved by Krocz, and Chapman was wide of the target and saw his second attempt cleared off the line.

The second half carried on in the same vein as Krocz saved well to deny Kaylum Mitchell on 47 minutes.

Ruban Mitchell wasted another one on one on 66 minutes, while Kay Mitchell also went close.

The pressure told when Ruban Mitchell slotted home on 68 minutes after latching on to a poor backpass.

Linby wasted another two clear cut chances before Abidemi Lamina pulled a goal back for the visitors witha header.

Linby’s Az Ryan was given a red card for violent conduct with RBLs Poynter right on full-time.

But Linby held on for the deserved three points.