Pinxton win a Real eight goal thriller

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Pinxton hit the goal trail at the weekend as they beat Real United in an eight goal thriller.

Pinxton started the game brightly but it was Real went ahead against the run of play on 20 minutes when Josh Madin diverted the ball past Gareth Briggs.

Pinxton levelled when Danny O’Donnell rifled home from 18 yards after Joel Smith’s corner was partially cleared.

This didn’t deter the home side as they continued to harrow and press Pinxton.

They themselves forced a corner and the resulting kick wasn’t cleared properly and a Utd player was on hand to put his team back in front.

On 35 minutes a late tackle from a Real Utd striker went unpunished by the referee and Josh Madin had to leave the field of play five minutes later as he unable to continue.

Daniel Henshaw came on to replace him and this unforced change was one that would come back to haunt Real.

The home side came out for the second half all guns blazing, but there was a new found confidence in Pinxton’s play.

Another Joel Smith Corner found the head of substitute Henshaw, whose effort was saved but the centre-back bundled home the rebound to draw the sides level again.

Adcock and Stubley combined superbly a few minutes later when good hold up play from the Pinxton captain found the diminutive midfielder, who put Jake Vernon clean through to make no mistake.

The best goal of the game came next when, Stubley foundTom Ellis and played a neat one-two with him before looking up 12 yards out and expertly lobbing the keeper.

Henshaw wasn’t to be out-done by his attacking counterparts and, with 15 minutes to go he came up for another corner and this time finished with a bullet header for his second of the game.

Real weren’t done and a long ball by their keeper was allowed to bounce and the striker produced a smart finish past the stranded Briggs.