Crosby strikes late to seal Shiners the victory

Luke Crosby's late winner gave South Normanton all three points in a 2-1 win at Holwell Sports on Saturday.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 12:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 12:56 pm
Luke Crosby

A quiet first-half saw few chances, Normanton going closest when Josh Thompson hit the post with curling strike on 43 having replaced the injured Ross Coxon as sub on the half-hour mark.

Into the second-half and it took just six minutes for Normanton’s first goal to arrive, Thompson with a fine cross to Dave Leigh on the back post to tap in from one yard out.

Leigh then saw a great effort go just over the bar on 65 minutes but the hosts were level after 76 when Coctun Cropper hit a tremendous shot from 20 yards which went in off the underside of the crossbar.

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But the winner came on 80 minutes as Crosby cut across the defence and hit the bottom corner with a confident strike to take all three points home.

There is no game this Saturday for the Shiners but they have the semi-final of the League Cup against Radford coming up on March 22 with a 7.45pm kick off at Graham St Prims FC in Derby.

South Normanton: Smith, Bartley, Jellyman, Smith, Stryzewski, Anderson, Leigh, Johnson, Coxon (Thompson 30), Crosby, Lewis.

Subs not used: Leighton, Fay, Betteridge, Kellogg.

MOTM: Kyle Johnson