Kinoulton Villa Vets 4 v 0 Bingham Vets
Date: February 8th 2015
Venue: Butt Field, Bingham
Starting Line Up
Final Score: KVV FC 4 v 0 Bingham Vets
KVV Goal Scorers: Baldwin (2), Wheeldon, Skinner
Man of the Match: Hodges
The pitch didn't exactly lend itself to free flowing football but Villa turned on the style to record their biggest ever victory against their closest rivals. In what is always a tight fixture, it looked like being yet another battle straight from the kick off. Both teams were looking to play good passing football but it was Villa who were creating the chances. Playing a high pressing game, the front 3 of Skinner, Clarke and Wheeldon were forcing mistakes from the Bingham back line which resulted in a couple of early missed chances including a goal line clearance that looked to most like it had, in fact, crossed the line. The linesman, standing on the half way line having a cup of tea didn't agree however, and the score remained a 0-0.
At the other end, Evan and Steve were more than a match for anything Bingham had coming forward plus John and Colin quickly stifled any wide advances. The defence were clearly loving the instruction and guidance coming from Ivan between the sticks whose vocal performance alone ensured the team kept their shape and were alert to danger throughout the game. The deadlock was eventually broken when Tony finished cooly after a scramble inside the Bingham area, bringing an end a dry spell that had stretched almost 70 days.
Villa went in at half time 1-0 up knowing that the game was far from over and, indeed, it was Bingham who has the better start to the second half. A couple of early attacks seemed to put them on the front foot before their main man skipped past 4 or 5 Villa players, rounded the keeper and sent a looping shot towards the goal. However, he wasn't counting on the olympic gymnastic skill levels of man of the match Deano who flung himself like an over inflated space hopper off the ground and with a flick of his ballerina style heels he manged to deflect the ball over the bar and ensure Villa retained their lead at a crucial point in the game.
This inspired Villa to move into top gear and 10 minutes later, when the ball broke to Simon on the edge of the Villa area, he released Mark, who had been terrorising the Bingham left back all game, who in turn laid on an easy chance for Paul Skinner to finish.
Villa's superior fitness became apparent in the last 20 minutes and Mark finally got his just reward for his tireless performance when he finished off another great run down the right with a neat finish, although he seemed to be a lot happier with the "megs" he had called on the way to goal!
At 3-0 up the game was all but over and Bingham heads had dropped but there was still time for their ever reliable dick head full back to go through Simon, something he claimed he had been waiting to do all game. To be fair, Wol had been winding him up for most of the match from the touchline. Tony added his second and Villa's fourth shortly after and Villa had recorded the biggest ever victory against one of their closest rivals and avenged the 3-1 defeat from earlier in the season.
Another fantastic team performance with every single player giving 100%. The only negative for the, yet again, absent Villa manager will be wannabe striker Tom Clarke once again failing to produce the goods despite being given another advanced role in the game. How many more chances will he actually get?!
Rumours of the chairman's attendance were also greatly exaggerated.