A fantastic crowd of 205 saw third-placed Shirebrook Town edge their local affair with Ollerton Town (15th) in Toolstation NCEL Division One at Langwith road yesterday-and Ollerton coach Jordan Wildey had little argument with the outcome, wishing that his side had created a few more opportunities on the day, writes Colin Muncie.
All the goals came in the first half, with Shirebrook hitting the front on 4 minutes through Chris Timons. Gav King levelled for Ollerton after 15 minutes, his 24th of the season; but, almost inevitably, 48-goal Kieran Watson clinched the points after 25 minutes.
Jordan told the Bootiful Game “We were beaten by the better side ultimately. There weren’t many clear cut chances for either side really, but we were put under some serious pressure right from the start and we spent long periods pinned back as Shirebrook sustained pressure on us very well. To be fair, in open play for the most part, we actually defended really well but we conceded a soft goal early on and then once we got back into the game we also conceded from a long clearance as we didn’t anticipate the ball over the top.”
Jordan feels that it is moments like that in which his side needs to improve. “Its goals conceded like today that stops us from being a top half/Play-Off team really” he admitted. “I’m not too disappointed today, however. It’s never nice losing a derby but we’ve come up against one of the form teams and a top quality side -and once again shown we can compete. If we get rid of the basic errors, we have a really good base to build on for the future. The only negative from me today with the performance would be the lack of chances we created which is very unlike us”.
“At the same time, I think we have to compliment Shirebrook for the way they managed the game –throughout”.