Wednesday 1st July 2009

Coach Rangers 5 Coach & Horses 1
Summer League Cup Semi Final
At: Osmaston Polo Ground
Kick-off: 7-30 pm
Attendance: 55 (headcount)
Weather: warm and sunny
Duration: first half: 45:04; second half: 46:41

The semi final draw for the Summer League Cup produced two tasty ties – a top of the table clash with pitted leaders Bradley against Doveridge and a local derby between the two sides based at the Coach and Horses in Ashbourne.

After much thought, I opted for the derby between Coach Rangers and Coach & Horses which meant a swift return to the delightful setting that is the Osmaston Polo Ground, just 72 hours after seeing Bill Redfern Memorial Cup Final played there.

Once again the ground was a picture on a lovely sunny summer evening. The admission charge was taken at the entrance to the large field with car parking at that end. Running lengthways in the centre of the field, the pitch (orientated roughly north-south) was roped off down the length of the right-hand touchline (the side chosen by Coach & Horses) and roped off from the near corner to halfway down the left-hand side (the side occupied by Coach Rangers). The small wooden stand was in situ, this time frequented by 3-4 WAGS who supported Coach & Horses.

1-0 Callum Woolley (33)
1-1 David Edge (47)
2-1 Callum Woolley (51)
3-1 Dec Bacon (64)
4-1 James Carter (69)
5-1 Ian McConichie (78)