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Goal ace Goody puts on a late show

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: October 11, 2012

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A GOAL deep in added time from Marc Goodfellow ensured that Gresley took all three points against Belper Town in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South at the Moat Ground on Tuesday evening.

A draw looked on the cards until Goodfellow hit a swerving shot that was too hot to handle for Nailers goalkeeper Aaron Chapman.

The goal was the former Burton Albion winger’s eighth in nine games as the Moatmen bounced back from the disappointment of Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Ilkeston.

The game got off to a good start  and it was that man Goodfellow who brought a good save from Chapman in the first minute.

On 25 minutes, a Rob Spencer spectacular bicycle kick from inside the area was blocked as it headed into the net.

The first attempt from Belper came a minute later when Simon Harrison struck a shot wide of the far post.

This was followed by Aaron Pride hitting a lofted shot into the box where Gresley keeper Gary Hateley got a vital touch to push the dangerous ball away for a corner.

Belper came closest to opening the scoring when Ashley Longstaff headed Harrison’s corner from the left against the bar from close in.

Gresley quickly had a chance at the other end when Goodfellow hit a shot that Chapman failed, but the hosts were unable to capitalise after Marc Strzyzewski knocked the loose ball back into the box.

The Moatmen made a change at half time when Richard Hanslow was replaced by Phil Massingham.

Just after the hour mark,  Jordi Gough almost gifted the visitors a goal as Harrison gained possession just outside the area.

Harrison struck a shot from the right across Hateley and was unlucky to see the ball come off the base of the far post.

Steve Warne’s shot from the rebound was blocked before the final shot sailed over the bar.

A good move ended with Mickey Lyons picking out Massingham, whose shot flashed across the face of Chapman’s goal.

Belper made opening but Andrew Siribour shot well wide from a good position before  Goodfellow again tested Chapman.

Gresley substitute Lavell White went close with a low shot just past the far post, while Belper’s Colin Marrison put his header from Harrison’s corner over the bar.

Dean Oliver had two efforts go wide of the target and a stalemate — Belper’s sixth in eight games — looked the inevitable outcome only for Goodfellow to beat Chapman with a volley on the run in th fourth minute of added time.

GOAL: Goodfellow 90+4.

GRESLEY: Hateley, Gough Barrett, Strzyzweski (Dillon 86), Nottingham, Spencer (White 64), Lyons, Jepson, Oliver, Hanslow (Massingham 46), Goodfellow. Subs not used: Britton, Gutteridge.  

BELPER TOWN: Chapman, Pride, Wright, Marrison, Adams, Colley, Harrison, Warne, Longstaff (Ward 77), Siribour (Rushbury 81), Mallon. Subs not used: Stirrup, Simpkins, Ratcliffe .

YELLOW CARDS: Oliver, Dillon (Gresley); Pride (Belper).

GRESLEY STAR MAN: Marc Goodfellow  continued where he left off in the previous match.

REFEREE: Hristo Karaivanov (Sutton-in-Ashfield).


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