Ambergate end season on high with 2-1 victory in local derby

Ambergate's Josh Squires  is in determined mood against Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Ambergate's Josh Squires is in determined mood against Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure''Photo by Terry Fletcher

Ambergate FC finished their Midlands Regional Alliance Division One season on a high after picking up three points in their local derby at Bargate Rovers.

Ambergate dominated the first half and took the lead from the penalty spot when Richard Tomlinson was upended in the area after quarter of an hour.

Former Bargate forward Paul Robinson stepped up and gave ‘keeper Childe no chance.

Chances came and went for Ambergate as Tom Aston and Richard West were unlucky not to double the lead.

The second goal arrived just after the half-hour mark when Josh Squires latched onto a Robinson pass to dispatch the ball passed Childe for his tenth goal of the season.

In the second half, Bargate looked to get into the game more as they used the slope to their advantage.

After an hour, they pulled a goal back as one of their midfielders scored from close range but Ambergate held on to the lead and secured the league double over their local rivals.

Meanwhile, Ambergate Reserves were beaten 4-3 at home by Division Two title chasers Melbourne Dynamo Reserves.

After recovering from being four goals behind, they were unlucky not to snatch an equaliser in the dying seconds.

This week, the reserves travel to Sandiacre Town Reserves tomorrow (Thursday) for a 6.30pm kick off and they do not have a fixture at the weekend.