Kimberley MW crash out of FA Vase against Borrowash Victoria

Kimberley MW scorer Elliot King.
Kimberley MW scorer Elliot King.

Kimberley Miners Welfare crashed out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle at Borrowash Victoria in controversial circumstances.

Welfare faced a Borrowash side under new management and with around a dozen new players in their squad.

It was a scrappy first half with neither side creating many clear cut chances.

Welfare opened the scoring as Elliot King latched onto Gills’ cross to fire the visitors ahead.

Kimberley then had Ben Gathercole to thank for keeping them in front with a good point blank save.

Borrowash pushed on for an equaliser in the second half and, despite having a good deal of play, never really created any clear cut chances.

Kimberley however looked dangerous on the break and had a good penalty shout turned down when Steve Chaplin was brought down in the box.

Controversy came in the last minute of the game when Marshall shot from just outside the box and on the way through to goal took a deflection which gave Gathercole no chance.

However the assistant flagged for offside with three Borrowash players offside, before the decision was overruled by the refereee.

The game went into extra time and Kimberley were still licking their wounds when Marshall fired Borrowash ahead.

Kimberley didn’t give up as Kye Hall smashed a shot against the crossbar.

It wasn’t to be for Kimberley though as with Kimberley pushing for a goal, Spencer won the game for Vics as Kimberley were left thing what might of been.

On Saturday Welfare welcome Greenwood Meadows to The Stag Ground for a 3pm Kick Off.