An injury time winner from the prolific Gavin King sealed the points for Ollerton Town at Langwith Road yesterday, and both camps had plenty to say about the game played in front of Shirebrook’s biggest crowd of the season.
First up was home Manager Rob Camm who was disappointed in the way his team started the game “We didn’t get close enough and allowed Ollerton to start playing, and when you do that they are a good footballing team. We needed to set the tone early doors and we didn’t do that.”
Camm thought some tweaking improved his side as the game wore on, saying “We made two or three changes around half time to try and bring a bit of intensity to our play but then gave away another penalty through our own mistakes which gave us a mountain to climb. Credit to the lads though, they continued to battle and we got ourselves right back into it with 2 good goals and at that point I could only see us going on to win it. All in all though, just not good enough from us and a great finish by Gav King to win it for Ollerton in the last minute.”
Camm’s thoughts were echoed by visiting Manager Dave Winter who clearly enjoyed the game ” It was a cracking game, as games against Shirebrook often are. I thought we were the better team in the first half but we struggled a bit in the second half. We’ve not been the best at penalties since I’ve been in charge, so to score two in one game was great.”
“It was disappointing that they got it back to 2-2 and I was actually asking the ref to blow up in injury time as they were in the ascendancy. We don’t get back to back wins very often and a last second winner always feels good. I can’t praise Gav King enough. Week in, week out, he manages to show his class in front of goal and he did so again yesterday” enthused Winter.
Turning to his opposite number, Winter said “Full respect to Cammy for what he’s managing to do at Shirebrook after a turbulent few months. They’re a cracking team and will definitely win a lot more games than they lose. I expect them to be up there once again.”
After the win moved his side up a place, Winter continued “We’ve managed to end our rut with two great wins and we’ve got to try and kick on now. We want to be higher up that table. People have said we’re in a false position and we’ve got to prove them right now.”
Main photograph by Nigel Owen.