Mickleover Sports 0-1 Whitby Town
Saturday 30th March 2019
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Written by Kerry Goldsworthy
With a well-earned point on the road against Matlock Town and bringing in new signings before the end of the non-league transfer window, Sports came into this game fighting for the win. Sports manager John McGrath put out a good 4-4-2 formation with Lewis King in goal. The back four consisted of Durrell Berry, Ben Turner, Pablo Mills and Sports new signing Neil Yadolahi. The midfield consisted of Ricky Ravenhill, Mason Warren, Jimmy Phillips and Sports other new signing James Braxendale. The two front strikers consisted of Shaquille McDonald and Jack Storer. The bench consisted of Will Norcross, Levi Amantchi, Evan Garnett, Karel Tvaroh and Sports new signing Javaun Splatt.
First half commenced and on the 5th minute, a great chance came for Sports from a corner. New signing Neil Yoladhi nearly scored but went off the line from the keeper and then another chance came with a good shot from Shaquille McDonald, but his shot hit the post and out for a goal kick. On the 12th minute, another chance came for Sports from another corner. Mason Warren took the corner and met the head of Pablo Mills, but his shot went out wide of the left-hand post. On the 17th minute, first chance came for Whitby from a free kick, but their shot went out wide and Lewis King went down due to collision, but Lewis King resumed the game with a free kick. On the 20th minute, chance came from Sports with a great shot from Mason Warren but his shot from outside the box was deflected into the hands of Whitby keeper Jack Norton. On the 23rd minute, chance came for Whitby, but Dale Hopson’s shot from outside the box was saved into the hands of Lewis King.
On the 29th minute, a massive chance came for Sports. A long throw from Durrell Berry started with a scramble in the box and then ended with Shaquille McDonald striking a powerful effort over the bar from close range. On the 36th minute, a huge chance came for Whitby, but the shot was saved from the diving effort of Lewis King. On the 38th minute, another huge chance came for Whitby. A missed kick from Neil Yadolahi sent Whitby’s Bradley Fewester through on to goal but went alone and took the shot which went straight to the hands of Lewis King. On the 45th minute, chance came for Sports. Jack Storer curled in an effort over the bar and went wide from the edge of the box from the corner.
Half Time: Mickleover Sports 0-0 Whitby Town
Second half commenced and on the 52nd minute, chance came for Whitby as Bradley Fewester ran down and hit a shot but was saved by the hands of Sports keeper Lewis King. Throughout the seven-minute period from the beginning of the second half to the first chance of the half, Sports defended well, and Whitby did have good chances. On the 58th minute, Sports made their first substitution with Levi Amantchi replacing Shaquille McDonald. On the 60th minute, chance came for Whitby. Dale Hopson curled an effort into the bar and went out for a goal kick. A minute later and Sports had a chance but Jack Storer’s effort was blasted high and out wide of the left-hand post. On the 67th minute, Sports made another substitution with Evan Garnett replacing Jimmy Phillips.
On the 71st minute, huge chance came for Sports but Mason Warren’s blast from outside the box sailed out wide of the post. On the 77th minute, chance came for Whitby but the shot from Bradley Fewester went over the bar and out of play. Throughout the final 15 minutes of the game, Sports defended well and almost got on the scoreboard, but shots were defended well by the Whitby defence. On the added time of the second half, goal came to Whitby with Bradley Fewester’s goal struck past Lewis King.
Full Time: Mickleover Sports 0-1 Whitby Town