Sunday League: Greendale Oak’s tree-mendous victory over Borough

L-r Worksop's Scott Stancill and Greendale Oak's Craig Sprigg. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU 30-11-14 Greendale Oak v Worksop Borough MC 2
L-r Worksop's Scott Stancill and Greendale Oak's Craig Sprigg. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU 30-11-14 Greendale Oak v Worksop Borough MC 2

Greendale Oak pulled off a shock, but deserved, 1-0 win over Worksop Borough on Sunday, in Division One.

And it was two former Borough boys who came back to haunt their old team, both influencing the outcome of the game.

L-r Greendale Oak's Anton Kirkwood and Worksop's Jack Stephenson. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU 30-11-14 Greendale Oak v Worksop Borough MC 5

L-r Greendale Oak's Anton Kirkwood and Worksop's Jack Stephenson. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU 30-11-14 Greendale Oak v Worksop Borough MC 5

Lee Chambers scored the game’s only goal and Anton Kirkwood’s energetic display in midfield set the tone as Greendale put a spell of disappointing performances behind them.

There were a number of impressive individual displays from the Greendale lads but Craig Sprigg, on his full debut, was named Man of the Match by his team-mates.

The all-important goal came after 32 minutes when the dangerous Lewis Grayson picked his moment to lay off to veteran Chambers to slide into the corner of the net.

Greendale’s defence were solid in soaking up Borough pressure and a first clean sheet of the season was their reward.

Late on Greendale wasted a number of chances on but it could not take the shine off the victory.

In Division Two, Langold FC paid a visit to Lokomotive Millhouse and left with all three points and a 3-1 victory.

Millhouse start the game well with some good passing but the aggressive style of play from Langold soon put them on top.

Millhouses Grant Portman tried to pass the ball back to his keeper, but the long grass on the pitch slowed the ball down and the Langold strikers were quick to capitalise, scoring early on.

The second half finished with Millhouse scoring a fine goal only for it to be controversially ruled out for offside.

As the second half started Langold seem to want the game more and had a lot of possession.

Langold won a soft free-kick which they converted calmly.

Millhouse fought back and in form striker Paul Edwards got a toe onto Curtis Homer’s goal bound shot to make it 2-1.

Langold came straight back and Ben Gillatt fired home an unstoppable strike to complete his hat-trick, with Langold winning the game 3-1.

Elsewhere in the division, Breakers Wasps put their recent poor form behind them with an impressive 7-4 victory over Kilton Rovers.

Rovers struggled to cope with the Breakers strike force of Evans and Rose from the start.

Evans beat three defenders before slotting the ball past the Rovers keeper for the opener.

Marks, Cattley, Wood and Batty bossed the midfield battle for Breakers, and it was Batty’s vision that set up Evans for his second.

Chris Rose then scored an exquisite goal from 30 yards out, curling the ball into the top corner.

Kilton looked to have given up at this point and when Rose was fouled in the area he stepped up to score the resulting penalty.

Rose and Wood then combined to set up Evans for his hat-trick.

Rovers did manage to pull a goal back when a rare attack was finished into the bottom corner.

Kilton started the better of the two sides in the second half and pulled the score back to 5-3 when their forward scored twice in quick succession.

Wasps debutant Cattley made some brilliant tackles to deny Kilton another goal, and when Rodgers set up Evans to make it 6-3 the game was all but over.

Evans scored his 16th goal in five games when he made it 7-3, before Kilton scored with the last kick of the game.