Appleby Frodingham 1 Askern Villa 2

Saturday 17th March 2012
Appleby Frodingham 1 Askern Villa 2
Baris Northern Counties East League Division 1
At: Brumby Hall Sports Ground, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1
Weather: sunny spells
Attendance: 44
Duration: first-half: 46:02; second-half: 50:22

This Baris Northern Counties East League Division 1 game between Appleby Frodingham, the Steelmen, and Askern Villa attracted me as the home side were rock bottom of the table with just eight points. Could I bring them some luck? Their neat and tidy fully-enclosed Brumby Hall Sports Ground with lights boasts a 49-seat stand as well as additional covered standing in front of a substantial social club building. It is part of a much larger sports/leisure complex with, I believe, connections to Tata Steel. After a scrappy first half, Askern were reduced to ten men before they twice found the net. The Steelmen reduced the deficit but couldn’t find an equaliser and also finished with ten men.

Appleby Frodingham (red and black halves / black / black): 1. Samir Owen, 2. Simon Welton, 3. David Bocock, 4. Richard Girling, 5. Jon-Paul Broughton, 6. Matthew Robinson (capt), 7. Paul Tait, 8. Nathan Millington, 9. Scott McKay, 10. Ben Shipman, 11. James Hare. Subs: 12. Gareth Bailey (not used), 14. Josh Reid (not used), 15. Darren Fogg (not used), 16. Simon Shorthose (not used).

Askern Villa (black and white stripes / white / white): 1. Liam Copley, 2. Ryan Watson, 3. Luke Atkinson, 4. Josh Gibbons, 5. Steven Knifton (capt), 6. Bradley Johnston, 7. Adam Deakin, 8. Jamie Sherlock, 9. Mel Cotton, 10. Gary Collier, 11. Ashley Towler. Subs: 12. Matty Holmes (for Towler, 74), 14. Mike Braithwaite (for Johnston, 66), 15. Jordan Irwin (not used), 16. Regis Muanbu (not used).

Referee: Danny Cook.
Assistants: Tom Dalziel and Pattrick Wyatt.

0-1 Mel Cotton (57)
0-2 Luke Atkinson (67)
1-2 Scott McKay (80)

Appleby Frodingham: Simon Welton (YC, 15), Paul Tait (YC, 27), David Bocock (YC, 66), Scott McKay (YC, 71), David Bocock (YC/RC, 90+1)
Askern Villa: Bradley Johnston (YC, 30), Ryan Watson (RC, 48)