Sandiacre Town FC

Sandiacre Town FC

Updated 12th May: The latest news for Saints fans...

SAINTS ALL AT SEA IN THE BATTLE OF DUNKIRK:
Sandiacre Town 0-4 Dunkirk FC – Saturday 5 May
MID TABLE FINISH ASSURED FOR SAINTS AFTER MIDWEEK WIN:
Sandiacre Town 8-1 Wollaton FC – Tuesday 8 May
Notts Senior League
Sandiacre Town have been working their way through their final two games of the 2017-2018 Notts Senior League season with a mid-table finish within reach.

Nottinghamshire side Dunkirk were the visitors to St. Giles Park at the weekend, but the battle was lost over the course of the ninety minutes with two goals conceded in the opening forty-five minutes and a further two in the second half against a side which has been in comprehensively dominant form of late.

Still, there was a chance for the Saints to finish on a high with an early midweek game against near neighbours Wollaton FC – another home game, coming up on Tuesday to wrap things up.

It was a great finish to the season, especially for attending fans as the Saints served up a total of eight goals, conceding only one.  Of 18 teams in the Notts Senior League, even with games to play for others, Sandiacre Town are assured of an exact mid-table finish – ninth of eighteen teams, 44 points from 34 games, 13 wins, 5 draws, 16 defeats, 68 scored, 78 conceded.

SAINTS BEATEN BY AMATEURS:
Magdala Amateurs 3-1 Sandiacre Town – Saturday 28 April
Notts Senior League
For a side to call themselves amateurs would, ordinarily, be deemed to be quite a humble line of detriment, but for Notts Senior League side Magdala Amateurs, they would in fact, go much further than being amateurs by ruling the roost in their home game against Sandiacre Town at the weekend.

Sam Dilks scored for the borough side but that was as good as it was ever going to get with the home side scoring three, but with Attenborough First, who beat the Saints 4-3 within the last week, not having a game, the gap from the Saints’ 10th to the Firsts in 11th, remains five points, the gap to ninth being just two points.

There are games remaining for the St. Giles Park based side to catch up on, so there is also a chance to make a little more progress whilst the season rambles on, largely due to postponements galore from wet and snowy weather during the first third or so of 2018.

DEFEAT TO THE ODD GOAL IN SEVEN DURING HOME AWAY GAME:
Attenborough First 4-3 Sandiacre Town - Thursday 26 April
Notts Senior League

Liam McCormick was the thorn in Sandiacre Town's side in midweek as he scored all for goals that sent the Saints to a narrow defeat to the odd goal in seven, although the defined hosts, who were playing the game at St. Giles Park - home of the Saints, had a side littered with yellow cards on the way to that narrow victory.  Sandiacre Town goal scorers have not been reported to us here at Erewash Sound SPORT.

SAINTS BEGINNING TO FINISH THE SEASON WITH A FLOURISH:
Sandiacre Town 1-0 Basford United Community – Saturday 21 April
Notts Senior League
Sandiacre Town are enjoying a run of consecutive victories in the Notts Senior League as the 2017-2018 season begins to draw to a close.

The Saints welcomed Nottinghamshire side Basford United Community to St. Giles Park on Saturday having enjoyed a few goals in the previous two matches to cap off the victories and whilst this game would also be a win, it would only be by a solitary goal but they all count, irrespective of us being unable to report who scored!

Nevertheless, that results and those before it, carried Sandiacre Town into ninth of eighteen teams, precisely midway with 41 points from 30 games, 12 wins, 5 draws, 13 defeats 56 scored, 66 conceded and if the Saints can keep the winning run going, they have a good chance of climbing further, with results elsewhere going their way too.

SAINTS EFFORTS REWARDED WITH TWO WINS IN FOUR DAYS:
Sandiacre Town 3-1 Bilborough Town – Tuesday 17 April
Notts Senior League
Borough football sides have been left playing fixture catch up and Tuesday night saw not one but all four in action to tick off another game previously postponed due to bad weather.

After the jubilation of the 5-1 win at Ruddington on Saturday, Sandiacre Town welcomed near neighbours Bilborough Town to St. Giles Park for an early midweek game and a 7:30pm kick off.

The Saints pushed their way to a 3-0 lead before Bilborough gave themselves more than an uphill struggle when Croft was sent off, Sandiacre awarded a penalty but thwarted in a bid to make it 4-0 when keeper Helthorpe saved the spot kick.

Later, Bilborough had a penalty of their own and that was the opportunity that they needed to get on the scoresheet and narrow the deficit to 3-1, but the Saints did enough to protect the lead and stop any efforts to narrow that deficit any further.

Recent successes left Sandiacre Town in 10th out of 18 teams – 38 points from 29 games, 11 wins, 5 draws, 13 defeats, 55 scored, 66 conceded and with a cluster of sides above them within striking distance, a few good results would, subject to results elsewhere, lift them up the table and finish the season with a flourish.

SAINTS ON FORM AT RUDDINGTON:
Ruddington Village 1-5 Sandiacre Town – Saturday 14 April
Notts Senior League
Collectively, Sandiacre Town needed that – the Saints put on a dominant performance away at Ruddington Village on Saturday.  The end of the 2017-2018 Notts Senior League season has not been particularly fruitful for the St. Giles Park based side.

However, a morale boosting and dominant 5-1 away win was a good way to brush away recent results and leave the Saints in around mid-table at this late stage of the season.