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Newark Flowserve
Heanor Town
Unknown (59', 64', 65', 84')
Full time
L Crosby (55')
Sat 18 Aug 15:00 - East Midlands Counties League - Premier League Attendance 162

Newark Flowserve 4-1 Heanor Town

Lions undone by four second half goals

Four second half goals condemned the Lions to their first league defeat of the season.

After a goalless first half, the game improved after the break and saw Heanor relinquish the lead in a second half collapse.

The Lions dominated possession throughout the first half but were unable to break through Newark’s defence. OIiver Pratt came the closest for the visitors, his long-range effort was tipped behind by the Newark ‘keeper, with the shot seemingly heading out for a goal kick.

Heanor escaped not long after. Cory Bowler denied Sol Miller before Sam Agar’s volley cannoned off the crossbar.

The second half started well for the Lions, and within 10 minutes of the restart they had taken the lead. Oliver Roome’s threaded ball through found Luke Crosby, and he manged to keep his composure to slot passed the ‘keeper.

That was as good as it got for Heanor, as Newark were level just four minutes later. A low cross from the right was prodded in by Mustapha John for his first of the game.

The Lions nearly re-took the lead with the next attack. Sam Griffiths was brought down on the edge of the penalty area and it was his free-kick which forced a smart save out of Yinka Adebowale in the Flowserve goal.

However, moments later, Newark took the lead. Another cross into the box wasn’t dealt with and John was on-hand to convert from close-range for his and Newark’s second.

Newark moved two goals in front straight from kick-off. Kyle Wadsworth’s square pass along the back line was intercepted by Sol Miller who took two touches before finding the back of the net from the edge of the area.

The fourth and final goal arrived five minutes before the end. Sam Griffiths received a yellow card for committing a foul and from the free-kick, Bowler produced a smart save to deny Danny Meadows before John tapped in the rebound for his hat-trick.

Newark nearly added a fifth in stoppage time but David Kolapo couldn’t keep his shot down.

The Lions now move on to four home games back-to-back, starting with Eastwood Community this Saturday.

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Key moments

Goal Luke Crosby scores for Heanor Town
Goal Goal for Newark Flowserve
Goal Goal for Newark Flowserve
Goal Goal for Newark Flowserve
Goal Goal for Newark Flowserve


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84:00 Yellow Card
Sam Griffiths is yellow carded for Heanor Town
84:00 Goal 4 - 1
Goal for Newark Flowserve
70:00 Sub On
Morgan Holloway is substituted on for Heanor Town
70:00 Sub Off
Luke Crosby is substituted off for Heanor Town
67:00 Sub On
Dean Bromley is substituted on for Heanor Town
65:00 Goal 3 - 1
Goal for Newark Flowserve
64:00 Goal 2 - 1
Goal for Newark Flowserve
59:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Newark Flowserve
55:00 Goal 0 - 1
Luke Crosby scores for Heanor Town
45:00 Sub On
Harry Towner is substituted on for Heanor Town
45:00 Sub Off
Rob Ritchie-Smith is substituted off for Heanor Town
45:00 Sub Off
Josh Craddock is substituted off for Heanor Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Newark Flowserve
  • Heanor Town
  • 0
  • Harry Towner Sub On 45:00'
  • Rob Ritchie-Smith Sub Off 45:00'
  • Josh Craddock Sub Off 45:00'
  • Luke Crosby Goal 55:00'
  • Goal 59:00'
  • Goal 64:00'
  • Goal 65:00'
  • Dean Bromley Sub On 67:00'
  • Morgan Holloway Sub On 70:00'
  • Luke Crosby Sub Off 70:00'
  • Sam Griffiths Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Goal 84:00'

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League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
10. Belper United 22 38
11. Kimberley Miners Welfare 24 37
12. Heanor Town 23 32
13. Ashby Ivanhoe 24 28
14. Clipstone 25 24
15. Teversal 25 23
16. West Bridgford 25 23

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