Kimberley Miners Welfare made it four games unbeaten with another disciplined performance at The Stag Ground as they beat Gedling Miners Welfare 2-1.
Kimberley had the opening chance when Josh Stevenson’s header was well saved by Miles in the Gedling goal.
At the other end Ben Gathercole made a fine one on one save to deny Gedling the opener.
But, in a half with few chances, Kimberley took the lead just before the break, as Scott Carlile’s cross from the right eluded the Gedling defence and fell kindly at the feet of Jawanza Grant who fired home the opener.
Kimberley came out strong once again in the second half and, five minutes in, Mitch Slawson found himself in acres of space down the left.
He was allowed to run into the box unopposed and fire low and true past Miles for his side’s second.
Gedling did pull one back with just over 20 minutes remaining as slack defending from a corner allowed time and space in the box for the visitor’s to score.
Kimberley had a number of chances to extend their lead, with an indirect free-kick being headed off the line and Miles produced an absolutely stunning save to once again deny Stevenson.
Gedling did push for the equaliser, but they failed to turn their possession into a goal.
Kimberley’s unbeaten run under Tony Hemmings continued and they have a tough looking fixture on Saturday as one of the title favourites St Andrews visit The Stag Ground for a 3pm kick-off.