Fisher’s strike is enough for KMW

Jake Fisher is pictured in action for Kimberley against Bilborough on Saturday. He netted the winner early in the second-half
Jake Fisher is pictured in action for Kimberley against Bilborough on Saturday. He netted the winner early in the second-half

Kimberley MW 1

Bilborough Town 0

Kimberley are now three points clear at the top of the Senior Division after overcoming Bilborough at the Stag Ground, coupled with other results going their way.

The first-half was one way traffic from the moment Jake Fisher and Josh Stevenson both went close to scoring in the opening minutes, Fisher wide from a corner and Stevenson too high from the edge of the penalty area.

More good passing and movement then put Martin Lench clear but he too shot over the bar.

A succession of corners then saw Shaw Hutchinson fire wide and Stevenson again go close, before Bilborough’s first opportunity of note saw a breakaway that forced Matt Barrett forced into his first save.

Another good chance came for Kimberley when Fisher was brought down on the edge of the area but Hutchinson put the free-kick over the top, before Lench was sent in on goal twice more, firstly shooting wide and then forcing the keeper into a good save after a fine passing move.

A golden opportunity then went Kimberley’s way when they were awarded a penalty on 36 minutes, but Fisher’s kick was saved low down by the Town keeper.

Leon Roberts saw a goal ruled out for offside and Lench was once again put through on goal before the break but could only shoot over the bar.

The second-half saw more of the same, with Welfare dominating but struggling to find the breakthrough, although Red Wilmot struck the crossbar early on before then being sent clear but the goalkeeper was again equal to the effort.

Fisher put a good chance wide and Wilmot again saw an effort saved, before the goal finally arrived on 55 minutes as Fisher scores following a great pass from Hutchinson.

Fisher went close to another soon afterwards, as did Wilmot who this time shot wide of the target.

Bilborough exerted some pressure late on and although Barrett had to make three saves, none were particularly dangerous and Kimberley held firm to ultimately claim the three points.

This weekend sees Kimberley host Nottingham United at the Stag Ground. Please note this will now be a 2pm kick-off.