Nailers do the double

by Nigel Oldrini

Evo-Stik League

First Division South

Market Drayton Town 2

Belper Town 4

THE Nailers completed a convincing double over Market Drayton Town with a 4-2 win at Greenfields last Tuesday.

It was an unchanged line-up that faced Market Drayton on a mild April evening and a meagre crowd were entertained with some flowing football and end-to-end action.

Market Drayton had the upper hand early on and an unforced error on 14 minutes was capitalised on when Paul McMullen sent Michael Koral away, and his cross found Tom Rogers to head home.

There was relief on 39 minutes when Jamie Smith equalised with a nicely struck volley.

Pressure told again on the Drayton defence when Sean Jones hauled down Ruben Wiggins-Thomas and the referee had no hesitation in awarding Belper a penalty, scored by Froggatt.

A tentative start to the second period resulted in a breakaway goal for the home side, by Tom Rogers.

Belper hit back in the 59th minute Jon Froggatt scored a trademark goal.

The clincher came on 76 minutes when Froggatt steered the ball home to complete his hat-track and score is 29th goal of the season.

The Nailers went looking for a fifth goal to match their total in the corresponding home fixture a few weeks back, and although another strike wasn’t forthcoming, they can look back on a very good performance.