As expected Belper travelled to Rainworth and came back with the three points. The Nailers dominated most of the game without finding the net but in the end it was a 2-0 win. Froggy got the first with atwice taken penalty, the liner on the far side spotting that the keeper had advanced well off his line before the ball was kicked as he saved the first effort. Jons second effort gave the keeper no chance. Froggy then ran in an easy second at the end of the game to seal the points. A good turn out for Belper swelled the crowd to 160+ whereas Rainworth have only been getting double figures in most home games, I'm sure the unseasonably hot weather helped. Apparently yesterday was the hottest October day on record with a temp of 29.9 recorded down south somewhere. Photos from the game are here: Rainworth v Belper
Next up for Belper is a tricky game at home to Goole on Tuesday evening - hopefully the current form will continue and we'll start to climb the table (currently we sit in 16th place)
In the morning I swapped the pedals over on my bikes (see previous blog entry for reasons why this was required) and had a very short spin around the close - need to get out and give it a good run but the gears make me think it is built for speed rather than hills ! I'll have to see how I go when I tackle Kilburn Road and the Chevin !