Ripley Town maintain 100 per cent start to 2015

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Ripley Town returned to action on Saturday after a four week lay off due to the bad weather and maintained their 100 per record for 2015 with a 2-1 win over Derby Sing Brothers.

From the first whistle Town set about the Derby side and dominated play with Matt Johnstone and Lewis Parkin going close.

But it was the visitors who took the lead on 25 minutes against the run of play after Town failed to clear a corner.

And, despite creating several more good chances, the half ended with Ripley a goal behind.

The hosts stayed patient in the second half and an equaliser seemed inevitable.

When the much-deserved goal came it was a looping header from Craig Riley that restored parity.

Soon after leading goal scorer Lewis Parkin headed what proved to be the vital winning goal.

Town could and should have gone on to win by more goals with better finishing, but the three points were welcome and leave Town on the fringes of the promotion spots.

Ripley have no fixture this Saturday.