Pinxton FC went to Southwell City on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways and earned a 2-1 victory.
Southwell made Pinxton work hard for the win. Blake Vincent got the first goal for Pinxton on 30 minutes with a screaming strike from the edge of the 18-yard box.
Southwell came close at the end of the first half when the Southwell skipper Antony Haigh ran through the Pinxton defence, collected the ball eight yards out and scored but was judged offside, but Pinxton went in at half-time 1-0 up.
The second half saw Jay Cooper put Pinxton 2-0 up in the 67th minute, his run on the left hand side was good and when the defender came to him he moved the ball to his right and walloped the ball into the goal from 12 yards to leave the keeper with no chance.
Southwell started to work the ball much better from then on and on 77 minutes got a goal thanks to a good cross from the left which hit Pinxton’s Perry Marriott on the hand for a penalty.
Up stepped Ben Smith to give Southwell a glimmer of hope. Jay Cooper on 85 minutes had a great chance to put the game out of the reach of Southwell with a one to one but Cooper hit the ball too straight which was saved.
This was a better display from Pinxton but they must keep winning to give them the league title.
Pinxton are away to South Normanton on Tuesday, April 30, and at Blidworth on Saturday, May 4, for the last game of the season.