Welfare’s sides all enjoy comfortable victories

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Nottinghamshire Res 1

Kimberley MW Res 3

Kimberley MW Reserves continued their unbeaten start to the season in NSL Division Two with a well-deserved victory at Nottinghamshire Reserves.

The home side opened the scoring on 32 minutes with a fine lob over keeper Tim Wheatley.

Kimberley were unlucky not to equalise when Matthew Walker struck the post with a 30-yard pile driver, but their first goal came on the stroke of half-time when Danny Chaplin smashed the ball home from eight yards.

Kimberley dominated the second-half but it took until the 78th minute for their second goal to come through a Chaplin penalty, before Charlie Palmer shrugged off two defenders to stroke home and complete the win with three minutes left.

Kimberley MW A 4

Netherfield Albion Res 1

Kimberley started slowly and got off to a bad start by conceding a soft goal, but Kalem Carter equalised from a set piece just before the break.

Early in the second-halfKimberley were in front, Carter completing the same trick with a goal just like his first, before further goals from Keiran Miles and Rhys Beadman wrapped up the win.

Kimberley MW B 4

Ali Islam 1

Cup winners Kimberley B began their season with a comfortable win over Ali Islam.

Welfare were 3-0 up after 20 minutes through Anthony Withe, John Whitehurst and Morgan Whitehurst.

They then had keeper Sam Doherty sent off for handling outside the area, but replacement William Green performed well and despite Ali Islam pulling a goal back, the win was sealed by a Max Wright penalty late on.

EMPAL Sunday League

New Inn Eastwood 1

Kimberley MW 5

Kimberley’s newest senior side were victorious in a full-blooded local derby against New Inn.

Greg Wedge opened the scoring for Kimberley as his superb lob found the net.

The lead was doubled before the interval as Josh Stevenson headed home from a corner, Welfare keeper Luca Rocco having been a virtual spectator in the first-half.

Josh Stephens fired in the third goal early in the second-half before a superb volley from 25 yards earned New Inn a goal back.

Wedge headed home Vickers’ cross to make it 4-1, and after New Inn had a player sent off for elbowing an opponent, a flowing move ended with Stevenson firing home to complete the win.