On a very hot day, both teams deserve credit for getting through the 90 minutes. The weather conditions certainly did not help the quality of the game, with the pitch being very hard, remenisent of the old QPR astro pitch at Loftus Road (only the older ones will remember).
The Bulls set off well with Khalid Suleiman rattling the cross bar from 25 years and were comfortable in possession. An individual mistake let our opponents in and an excellent first time finish saw Pinchbeck go 1-0 up. There was not much second half action, a goal mouth scramble that almost saw an equaliser for the Bulls, when Hardwicks effort was saved by the Pinchbeck Goalkeeper. Pinchbeck hit the crossbar and the Bulls then piled men forward to try and secure at least a point, with Pinchbeck scoring near the end to secure a 2-0 victory.
We caught up with Joint Manager Spencer Fearn after the game who commented "You cannot fault the effort levels of the lads today, the conditions were bad for both sides and you really have to question playing in 32 degrees. One of our players suffered sun stroke and was vomitting after the game, not what you want for your players at all. Out of the five games so far this season, this was probably our poorest performance, but in the heat it is not surprising. Stan, Ben and me have been really pleased so far with the lads efforts and although we just have the one point on the board so far, there are encouraging signs. Now all focus in on the game this weekend. We go into the game against Worksop Town as huge underdogs, just like we were at Corby and we are looking forward to the challenge".
See Khalid's rasper and the Pinchbeck goals.