With our regular and beloved contributor and international man of mystery bringing the curtain down on his darling wife’s birthday celebrations –“I’m going to sell a kidney to cover the costs” he told us –Bottesford Town’s Head of Media Operations Howard Pirie delegated most of the post-match responsibilities to Poachers Assistant Manager Leigh Herrick after their side saw off twelfth-placed Garforth Town to move up to fifth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division –and Leigh was delighted to hold on to a single goal advantage to clinch the points , writes Colin Muncie.
Henry (Henri) Cook’s penalty on the hour –“sacre bleu, the boy has been formidable; the quietly spoken lad really has really made an impact this year,” Howard told us – clinched the win for Bottesford in front of the 67-strong crowd on Ontario Road. “The French lad (Henri) scored the decisive penalty to get The Botty boys bouncing again. He will be celebrating in the club right now. Vive la France”, Howard signed off.
Leigh told TBG that Manager John Corbett had insisted on an improvement after Wednesday’s FA Vase defeat from a winning position-and he got one. “After the recent disappointments of losing leads it was pleasing to get three points and a clean sheet” he told us “Corbs left the players under no illusions that Wednesday night wasn’t good enough and he wanted a reaction today; and the players duly gave him that in a keenly contested game”.
“Jake Rotherham came in for his debut and did very well” Leigh added “and it’s always a bonus when Lee Ridley is on the pitch leading by example with his performances”.