Welfare fall to defeat at Cavaliers to dent good start

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Cavaliers 2

Kimberley MW 0

Depleted Kimberley failed to build on their blistering start as they fell to defeat at Cavaliers.

Both teams created chances in an even first-half with the major talking point coming when Jake Fisher broke free and was brought down by the keeper. After consulting with his assistant the referee gave a goal kick and the half ended level.

Several chances went begging in the second-half with Josh Stevenson hitting the crossbar and Fisher hitting the post.

But Cavaliers rode their luck and scored on 70 minutes, and intense Kimberley pressure in the closing stages left the defence exposed and this was punished with less than two minutes remaining as Cavs grabbed their second.

Kimberley MW Res 3

Underwood 1

Kimberley made it six games unbeaten in NSL Division Two with a workmanlike 3-1 win at home to a young, hard-working Underwood side.

Kimberley started well and opened the scoring on 16 minutes when Karl Beecham headed home.

Kimberley produced some neat passing football that resulted in Asher Pythian scoring a majestic goal in the 27th minute where he waltzed past three defenders before smashing home a left footed shot from the edge of the box.

However, Underwood never stopped pressing and on the stroke of half time they deservedly scored from a corner.

The second-half was very even but the win was sealed when Pythian nipped in between defender and goalkeeper to fire the ball home.

Kimberley MW A 3

Coopers Arms 1

After the previous week’s goalfest Kimberley’s ‘A’ team were focused on tightening things up this week and duly delivered.

An all-round impressive display created many chances for Kimberley and it wasn’t long before Corey Wilson opened the scoring.

A brace from Kieran Miles put some distance between Kimberley although the clean sheet wasn’t kept as Coopers grabbed a consolation.

Kimberley MW (Sunday) 2

Notts Medics 0

Kimberley went back on top of Division One with a narrow 2-1 win over Notts Medics.

Kimberley were without a goalkeeper but Greg Wedge took the plunge and was deservedly named man-of-the-match for Welfare.

Kimberley went behind early on through some slack defending but a contender for luckiest goal to the season from Ben Chetwynd from 40 yards stunned every one in the ground, his first goal in over three years.

Kimberley never got their football game flowing and it took the introduction of Luke Smithson to add any real flare to the game, his good work and cross fired home by Dec Smith in the 88th minute to send Kimberley top again with nearest rivals Arnold OB losing 3-0.

This weekend sees the first team visit Nottingham United and the Reserves host Calverton MW Reserves. The ‘A’ team head to Bilborough Town Reserves whilst the ‘B’ team visit M.A. On Tuesday, the first team will then travel to Clipstone.