Managerless Belper Town thump Witton Albion 5-0

The Nailers claimed their first win of the season under the new temporary management of Jon Froggatt and Mark Ward with a thumping 5-0 win against Witton Albion.

Following a difficult week on and off the pitch, the Nailers produced their best performance of the season by some distance.

The home side got off to a flying start as they scored their first goal on the 9th minute through winger Rob Stevenson following good build up play with Jon Froggatt.

Stevenson was able to cut inside on to his favourite right foot and drilled a low shot into the corner of the net beyond the reach of Ramsbottom.

The second goal came on the 27th minute after Belper had taken complete control of the games’ proceedings.

The ball was worked out well to the right hand side where the menacing Aaron Cole , before he picked out Stevenson with his cross.

Two minutes later, the Nailers made it three with another well worked goal as Cole caused more bother. He played in Jon Froggatt who curled an audacious effort to the far corner that ripped the back of the net, looping over ‘keeper Ramsbottom.

It was soon to be dreamland for Belper as they went on to score their fourth goal after just 31 minutes played.

This was perhaps the pick of the bunch and provided a good insight to the nature of football preached under Jon Froggatt and Mark Ward.

The ball was played well around the back, with sharp interchanging passes in neat patterns.

Then, Ian Ross, who often found space on the pitch, turned well with the ball and drove a precise through pass in to the path of Jon Froggatt, who struck an early effort from the edge of the box to fire the ball home.

The second half of the game was played a slightly lesser tempo, however the control was still in the hands of the Nailers.

Striker Bruno Holden came on to make his debut with just over 20 minutes left of play and helped himself to a goal to round off a perfect day at the Marston’s Stadium.

Again Aaron Cole was heavily involved in the move, as he turned inside and out on the right hand side to make space for the cross.

Cole then curled the ball in with his left foot towards the back post, where Holden rose above his defender to head the ball down, and pick up the second ball which he fired in to the near corner on the half volley, in front of his new fans to whom chanted his name in harmony for the remaining moments of the game.

Belper Town: James Martin, Aaron Pride, Jordan Nadat (Bruno Holden 68), Ian Ross, Matt Varley, Tom Burgin (Regan Edridge 74), Aaron Cole, Steve Warne, Jon Froggatt (Evan Garnett 74), Glyn Cotton, Rob Stevenson. Subs: Evan Garnett, Bruno Holden, Regan Edridge, Kieran Walker, Scott Low.

Witton Albion: Samuel Ramsbottom, Cliff Moyo (Liam Blake 76), Michael Lea, Ben Harrison (Jonathon Dawson 45), Anthony Gardener, Ross Davidson, Joshua Hancock, Michael Powell, Scott Bakkor, Alexander Titchiner (Michael Korol 80), Daniel Andrews. Subs: Zac Corbett, Michael Koral, Jonathon Dawson, Liam Blake, Ryan Swift.