First Team - Match centre

Belper Town
Kidsgrove Athletic
R Wiggins-Thomas (35', 84'), A Steadman (54')
Full time
A Malbon (67')
Sat 15 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division South Attendance 270

Wiggins-Thomas Brace Helps Secure Back-To-Back Wins

A Ruben Wiggins-Thomas brace helped guide the Nailers to a convincing win over Kidsgrove Athletic.

Wiggins-Thomas was involved in all three goals and had an air of confidence around him for the entire game which seemed to rub off on the players around him.

The striker opened the scoring in spectacular fashion. His effort found the top right just before the break.

He was involved again for the second; his shot hit the post but bounced back to Alex Steadman who took his opportunity well and doubled the lead for the Nailers.

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Wiggins-Thomas sealed the victory for his side with a brilliant finish into the bottom left.

Laurence Constable played a fantastic ball to the forward who took his chance excellently and secured all three points.

This came after an Anthony Malbon penalty had made the game rather tense for Belper.

Gerome Palmer had brought down a Kidsgrove player in the box and the referee instantly pointed to the spot.

Kidsgrove started to pile the pressure on the Nailers; with them having their best spell of the game after this.

But the second goal of the afternoon from Wiggins-Thomas made sure that the Nailers got the result they deserved.

Some fans may have been concerned going into the fixture with Phil Watt and Evan Garnett both missing through suspension. But the Belper players had enough to get past what could have been a tricky opponent.

Kidsgrove are the 3rd team this season that Belper have managed to beat in both legs of league fixtures so far, this season; with Rugby Town and Loughborough Dynamo being the others, as the Nailers beat Kidsgrove in the first game of the season, also winning 3-1.

The Nailers will be looking to continue their recent run of good form as they travel to face Sheffield FC on Easter Monday.

Key moments

34:01
Goal Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Belper Town
53:12
Goal Alex Steadman scores for Belper Town
66:41
Goal Ant Malbon scores for Kidsgrove Athletic
83:37
Goal Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Belper Town

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83:37 Goal 3 - 1
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Belper Town Watch the video
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81:41 Missed Shot
Ant Malbon misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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78:14 Saved Shot
Alex Steadman has a shot saved for Belper Town Watch the video
Alex Steadman has a shot saved for Belper Town Did you enjoy this video? Share it
68:07 Missed Shot
Ryan Austin misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
Ryan Austin misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Did you enjoy this video? Share it
67:17 Missed Shot
Mark Rathbone misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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66:41 Goal 2 - 1
Ant Malbon scores for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
Ant Malbon scores for Kidsgrove Athletic Did you enjoy this video? Share it
66:18 Yellow Card
Gerome Palmer is yellow carded for Belper Town Watch the video
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65:35 Foul
Gerome Palmer is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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64:12 Saved Shot
Matthew Richards has a shot saved for Belper Town Watch the video
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63:08 Saved Shot
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas has a shot saved for Belper Town Watch the video
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58:00 Foul
Matthew Richards is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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55:26 Foul
Dan Skelton is fouled for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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53:12 Goal 2 - 0
Alex Steadman scores for Belper Town Watch the video
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51:27 Missed Shot
Lewis Bergin misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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50:34 Foul
Gerome Palmer is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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46:24 Foul
Dan Skelton is fouled for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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End of period 1
45:00 +0:37 Foul
Aaron Johns is fouled for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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44:26 Saved Shot
Ant Malbon has a shot saved for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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42:09 Yellow Card
Michael Armstrong is yellow carded for Belper Town Watch the video
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40:41 Missed Shot
Harry Clayton misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
Harry Clayton misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Did you enjoy this video? Share it
38:39 Missed Shot
Ant Malbon misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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34:01 Goal 1 - 0
Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Belper Town Watch the video
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33:19 Missed Shot
Dylan Garnett misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
Dylan Garnett misses a shot for Belper Town Did you enjoy this video? Share it
31:33 Missed Shot
Dan Skelton misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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29:21 Missed Shot
Marc Grocott misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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28:20 Foul
Dan Skelton is fouled for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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24:19 Missed Shot
Johnathan Guy misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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23:17 Foul
Aaron Johns is fouled for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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11:58 Foul
Marc Grocott is fouled for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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11:06 Saved Shot
Ant Malbon has a shot saved for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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10:03 Foul
Dylan Garnett is fouled for Belper Town Watch the video
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9:27 Missed Shot
Matthew Richards misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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9:08 Missed Shot
Ross Davidson misses a shot for Kidsgrove Athletic Watch the video
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2:58 Missed Shot
Eric Graves misses a shot for Belper Town Watch the video
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As it happened

  • Belper Town
  • Kidsgrove Athletic
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  • Ruben Wiggins-Thomas Goal 34:01'
  • Michael Armstrong Yellow Card 42:09'
  • Alex Steadman Goal 53:12'
  • Gerome Palmer Yellow Card 66:18'
  • Ant Malbon Goal 66:41'
  • Ruben Wiggins-Thomas Goal 83:37'

Team selection

Rathbone, Mark Rathbone, Mark
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Goddard, Haydn Goddard, Haydn
Wiggins-Thomas, Ruben Wiggins-Thomas, Ruben
Graves, Eric Graves, Eric
Palmer, Gerome Palmer, Gerome
Guy, Johnathan Guy, Johnathan
Williams, Jonathan Williams, Jonathan
Richards, Matthew Richards, Matthew
Steadman, Alex Steadman, Alex
Garnett, Dylan Garnett, Dylan
Belper Town
Kidsgrove Athletic
  • 1. Chris Martin
  • 2. Leon Ashman
  • 3. Lewis Bergin
  • 4. Ross Davidson
  • 5. Ryan Austin
  • 6. Dan Skelton
  • 7. Kyle Diskin
  • 8. Marc Grocott
  • 9. Harry Clayton
  • 10. Ant Malbon
  • 11. Aaron Johns
  • 12. Lee Pickerill
  • 13. Dylan Bath
  • 14. Jordan Benton
  • 15. Kevin Street

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