Elliott’s the King as double sinks hosts

Anthony Gregory was on target against Greenwood Meadows on Saturday.
Anthony Gregory was on target against Greenwood Meadows on Saturday.

Kimberley Miners Welfare recorded their first win in nine league games, winning 3-2 away at basement side Greenwood Meadows on Saturday.

With new signing Cashel Walters in the side and striker Anthony Gregory back in the team, it was Welfare who took the lead on an awful playing surface.

A corner whipped in was headed home at the back post by Elliot King, his first league goal since returning from Long Eaton.

Greenwood had chances of their own, forcing a good save from Dell in the Welfare goal.

It was soon 2-0, however, as Gregory reacted quickest in a goalmouth scramble to put the ball in the net.

Despite the two-goal lead Welfare were far from impressive but Josh Stevenson rattled the bar from 25 yards and Jermaine Gordon had a strong penalty appeal turned down.

Just three minutes into the second-half Greenwood struck back as a decisive through ball saw Jordan Sharp smash the ball past Dell.

It was then a nervy 20 minutes or so for Kimberley who were on the back foot, however the home side struggled in the final third.

After 71 minutes King all but sealed the three points by heading home again from a corner.

There was still time for Greenwood’s Sharp to be sent off for kicking out off the ball at Nick Labbate, and in the 94th minute a lapse of concentration saw Ashley Cheetham beat the offside trap and slot under Dell for a consolation, but there was no time for an equaliser as the final whistle went just after the re-start.

Kimberley are at home this Saturday to Barrow Town with a 3pm kick-off at the Stag Ground.

They will then travel to Borrowash Victoria on Saturday, January 3.