Sandiacre Town FC

Sandiacre Town FC

Updated 21st April: The latest news for Saints fans...

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.

BINGHAM DO THE DOUBLE OVER SAINTS:
Bingham Town 3-1 Sandiacre Town – Saturday 7 April
Notts Senior League
It was not so many weeks ago that Sandiacre Town welcomed Bingham Town to St. Giles Park so in a season of many quirks across our borough football leagues, there was another when the Saints played the reverse fixture against the Nottinghamshire side travelling the short distance over the border in the Notts Senior League.

But as with the home game, the Saints fell to defeat although the hosts had to work for the eventual 3-1 win.  An own goal and strikes from Tom Spencer and Mike Jepps ensured that Bingham would do the double over the borough side and maintain their own good run.   Sandiacre meanwhile would score on the day, but only as a consolation.

FLOWSERVE SWEEP SAINTS ASIDE IN REARRANGED GAME
Sandiacre Town 1-7 Newark Flowserve – Wednesday 28 March
Notts Senior League
There’s only one way for Newark Flowserve and that is – up.  Apart from one recent blip, the Nottinghamshire side are sweeping all aside and scoring for fun in most of the games played in the Notts Senior League, and having been postponed due to bad weather, Sandiacre Town had to line up against Flowserve in the rearranged fixture on Wednesday night at St. Giles Park.

Agar delivered a header from a Cullingworth cross a few short minutes into the game and shortly after the first fifteen minutes, Elliot King added a second.  Goal number three wasn’t far behind as Tyler Martin went one on one with the Saints keeper and emerged victorious and he found the bottom corner later in the game with a strong shot to secure his brace.

Sandiacre scored what would be a consolation at this point, but later, Ashley Dixon made it 5-1 having come on as a sub, scoring a goal poacher’s goal at the back post.  Cullingworth was provider for Agar to head a sixth for Flowserve in the second half, from 8 yards out and a spot kick from Agar rounded off his hat-trick shortly before half time.

TOWN UNABLE TO STOP CHARGING BINGHAM:
Sandiacre Town 1-5 Bingham Town – Saturday 24 March
Notts Senior League
The odds were already stacked against Sandiacre Town before the game with Bingham Town at St. Giles Park at the weekend.  The Saints were to line up against a side on a good run of form and looking for their ninth unbeaten game in all competitions by claiming the scalp of the borough side.

The home side fell behind inside the opening fifteen minutes to a Mike Jepps strike and the same player assured himself of a brace shortly before half time.  There were around 20 minutes on the clock in the second half when Hodgson scored a Bingham third to go from bad to worse for Sandiacre and as the final fifteen minutes crept closer, Jepps sealed his hat-trick with a Bingham fourth – damage limitation now surely the aim for the Saints.

Carpenter made it 0-5 but Sandiacre did get a late consolation to soften another blow and with the ominous prospect of a game against a side sweeping most sides aside in midweek – league leaders, runaway leaders and champions elect Newark Flowserve were to visit in midweek for a game rearranged due to bad weather.  However, one could argue that there was never going to be a good time to play Flowserve but could the Saints put up a fight?