Revenge is sweet for Aylestone Park

Josh Stevenson (left) tries to get control of the ball against Aylestone Park on Saturday.
Josh Stevenson (left) tries to get control of the ball against Aylestone Park on Saturday.

Kimberley MW fell to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to lowly Aylestone Park on Saturday - a side they’d beaten 5-0 the previous week.

The result saw Welfare drop back to 13th in the table with results elsewhere also not helping their cause.

It was the visitors who almost took the lead in the second minute, Jordan Small’s shot bringing a neat save from Andrew Dell.

The hosts gradually began to take control of the game and Elliott King headed just over after a well-rehearsed free-kick routine between James Leggitt and Nathan Kelly.

Four minutes later Welfare did go ahead when Liam Honeyman lifted the ball into the box from the right and Nathan Kelly tapped home at the far post despite looking to be in an offside position.

The roles were then reversed when Kelly picked out Honeyman at the far post but the ball just evaded the latter and went wide.

Aylestone were almost level two minutes later when Ryan Calver fired in a free-kick, and Josh Groves just failed to get to the ball as it flew just past him.

Just before half-time, Welfare’s Mark Smith headed a corner just wide when it looked easier to score.

Kimberley began the second half on the front foot Kelly was played in on goal but Saunt did well to tip the effort over the bar for a corner.

Four minutes later the visitors levelled through Small as he was given too much room and fired the ball across Dell and into the far corner of the goal from a tight angle.

Smith saw a shot fly wide for Kimberley and Ben David forced a save from Dell on 75 minutes before Aylestone Park took the lead on 80 when David turned in left-back Kieron Henry’s cross to score what would turn out to be the winner.

This Saturday Welfare travel to Anstey Nomads whilst the reserves are at home to Wollaton (both 3pm)