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Belper Town
Shaw Lane AFC
P Watt (44'), A Steadman (56'), R Wiggins-Thomas (70')
Full time
G Allott (61')
Sat 25 Mar 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division South Attendance 312

Nailers rock Shaw Lane's title ambitions

Belper Town thrilled their fans with an excellent display to beat automatic promotion candidates Shaw Lane on a perfect Spring day at the Marston’s Stadium.

With striker Evan Garnett still on the injured list Ruben Wiggins-Thomas lead the line for the Nailers alongside Alex Steadman.

Spencer Harris flashed a shot just wide in the first minute as the visitors started with a flourish but the Nailers soon got into the game and had the Ducks on the back foot early on.

Harris put a header over from 13th minute corner kick, the game’s first of the afternoon, and on 22 minutes the Ducks won a free kick on the corner of the penalty area and Scott Low punched away Alex Byrne’s free kick.

A long clearance from Scot Low found Ruben Wiggins-Thomas who managed to force a corner kick from which Phil Watt headed wide.

The Nailers were competing well against the league leaders and on 39 minutes the Nailers created their best chance so far when Johnathan Williams hit a 40 yard pass for Wiggins -Thomas but he under hit his shot and the ‘keeper saved at the second attempt.

The Nailers took the lead from a Williams free kick in the 43rd minute and after the ball was headed on by skipper Eric Graves, as it looped under the cross bar, Phil Watt nodded it over the goal line.

Shaw Lane roared back and pushed hard for an equaliser in the closing stages of the half and they came close to scoring when Kelvin Lugsden headed just wide from a corner kick.

After a half time roasting from Ducks manager Craig Elliot, the visitor’s came out with renewed purpose but the Nailers stood resolute.
Phil Watt had a great chance to extend Belper’s lead in the 55th minute when he headed over from an unmarked position following a Williams corner kick.

Then the Nailers stunned Shaw Lane a minute later when a misplaced back pass by Neil Austin put Alex Steadman through on goal and he rounded the ‘keeper and slotted the ball in with precision and great skill.

The visitors responded with a scrappy goal on 61 minutes after the ball bounced around the Belper 6 yard box, and Gavin Allott bundled the ball over the line to put the league leaders right back in it.

Belper re-established their lead in the 70th minute after the Ducks had blocked Eric Graves’ header but with the ball falling to Ruben Wiggins-Thomas on the edge of the six yard area, he drilled the ball into the net.

Belper caught the visitors on the break minutes later and Alex Steadman pulled the ball back to Wiggins -Thomas but he fired over the cross bar.

The Nailers had the bit between their teeth now and looked likely to score with each attack as the visitors left themselves exposed at the back.

Belper were controlling all areas of the pitch and frustrating Shaw Lane’s every attacking movement, and although the Ducks put the pressure on in the closing moments of the game, it ended with the ball deep in the visitor’s half as the Nailers determination saw them clinch a superb victory.

Belper Town: Low, Allen (Richards 54), Goddard, Graves, Palmer, Watt, Steadman (Garnett D 72), Armstrong, Wiggins-Thomas (Birks 88), Williams, Guy. Unused subs: Butcher and Hunt.

Shaw Lane AFC: Zaniewski, Austin, Algar, Lenighan (Touhy 59), Lugsden (Kelvin), Qualter, Byrne, Harris, Allott, Lugsden (Keiran) (Gregory 82), Burnett (Abadaki 67). Unused sub: Radford

Referee: Kristian Silcock

Att:312

Key moments

43:22
Goal Philip Watt scores for Belper Town
55:44
Goal Alex Steadman scores for Belper Town
60:30
Goal Gavin Allott scores for Shaw Lane AFC
69:15
Goal Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Belper Town

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90:00 +2:34 Foul
Neil Austin is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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90:00 +1:16 Missed Shot
Gavin Allott misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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90:00 +0:52 Foul
Matthew Richards is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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89:21 Foul
Samuel Birks is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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87:54 Foul
Corey Gregory is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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82:42 Saved Shot
Gavin Allott has a shot saved for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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81:05 Missed Shot
Jonathan Williams misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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80:28 Foul
Neil Austin is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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75:42 Missed Shot
Matthew Richards misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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72:11 Missed Shot
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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70:25 Missed Shot
Oscar Radford misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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69:15 Goal 3 - 1
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Belper Town Watch the video
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68:35 Missed Shot
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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67:07 Foul
Kieran Lugsden is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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66:18 Foul
Gary Burnett is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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65:19 Missed Shot
Johnathan Guy misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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64:16 Missed Shot
Jonathan Williams misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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62:11 Saved Shot
Alex Byrne has a shot saved for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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60:30 Goal 2 - 1
Gavin Allott scores for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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58:13 Missed Shot
Gary Burnett misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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55:44 Goal 2 - 0
Alex Steadman scores for Belper Town Watch the video
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54:24 Missed Shot
Philip Watt misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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51:49 Missed Shot
Alex Byrne misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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49:30 Missed Shot
Alex Byrne misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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0:00 Foul
Gerome Palmer is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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End of period 1
45:00 +2:36 Missed Shot
Gavin Allott misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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45:00 +0:50 Foul
Jonathan Williams is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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44:25 Missed Shot
Gary Burnett misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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43:22 Goal 1 - 0
Philip Watt scores for Belper Town Watch the video
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42:45 Foul
Neil Austin is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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41:12 Foul
Alex Byrne is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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40:08 Foul
Gary Burnett is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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39:02 Missed Shot
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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38:15 Missed Shot
Gavin Allott misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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32:54 Foul
Gavin Allott is fouled for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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30:46 Missed Shot
Philip Watt misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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28:10 Foul
Philip Watt is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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20:47 Saved Shot
Alex Byrne has a shot saved for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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20:05 Foul
Gerome Palmer is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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14:15 Missed Shot
Gavin Allott misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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12:15 Missed Shot
Gavin Allott misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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6:34 Missed Shot
Spencer Harris misses a shot for Shaw Lane AFC Watch the video
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1:02 Missed Shot
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As it happened

  • Belper Town
  • Shaw Lane AFC
  • 0
  • Philip Watt Goal 43:22'
  • Alex Steadman Goal 55:44'
  • Gavin Allott Goal 60:30'
  • Ruben Wiggins-Thomas Goal 69:15'

Team selection

Low, Scott Low, Scott
Allen, Dominic Allen, Dominic
Goddard, Haydn Goddard, Haydn
Wiggins-Thomas, Ruben Wiggins-Thomas, Ruben
Graves, Eric Graves, Eric
Palmer, Gerome Palmer, Gerome
Watt, Philip Watt, Philip
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Williams, Jonathan Williams, Jonathan
Guy, Johnathan Guy, Johnathan
Steadman, Alex Steadman, Alex
Shaw Lane AFC
  • 1. Mateusz Zaniewsi
  • 2. Neil Austin
  • 3. Ben Algar
  • 4. Simon Leninghan
  • 5. Kelvin Lusden
  • 6. Rysn Qualter
  • 7. Alex Byrne
  • 8. Spencer Harris
  • 9. Gavin Allott
  • 10. Kieran Lugsden
  • 11. Gary Burnett
  • 12. Godwin Abadaki
  • 13. Jack Touhy
  • 14. Oscar Radford
  • 15. Corey Gregory

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