Day of double disappointment as Ambergate’s teams suffer

Ambergate v Pastures - An Ambergate player attempts to get a tackle in
Ambergate v Pastures - An Ambergate player attempts to get a tackle in

Ambergate FC were left to taste defeat again in the Midlands Regional Alliance Division One after another poor first half display gave them very little hope of geting anything oit of this game against Pastures.

Ambergate the better side in the first ten minutes as Robinson, West and Pearson caused problems to the Pastures defence.

Despite the decent start, it was Pastures that took the lead as a ball cut back to the edge of the area was struck first time at goal and into the bottom corner via a deflection off Jack Ferguson.

Within ten minutes, Pastures doubled their lead when a free kick from the right was swung in and headed past a stranded Stephen Waite.

On the half hour mark, Pastures got their third goal as a long straight ball into the box was challenged for by Waite and a forward but the ball ended up in the net as Waite could not get a strong hand to the ball.

Pastures managed another goal before half-time as a corner was headed into an unguarded goal.

As the second half started, Pastures looked to kill the game off even further but were held at bay as Waite pulled off two top saves.

Gradually, Ambergate found a bit of fight and rhythm and caused Pastures a number of problems with the running of Richard West and skill of Paul Robinson being the main threat.

However, it was Pastures who got the next goal as a fierce shot from the edge of the area hit the post and rebounded in off Waite.

With just over ten minutes left, Robinson got a goal back for Ambergate and it was a goal his performance deserved as he controlled a Briggs free kick before putting the ball into the top corner on the turn. The final score was 5-1 to Pastures.

The reserves suffered a big 7-0 defeat at title chasers Melbourne Dynamo Reserves in Division Two.

This weekend, the reserves travel to bottom of the league Willington Sports (3pm) and they also have games on Monday away at Stapleford Town and Wednesday away at Wirksworth Town Reserves, both 6.30pm kick offs.