What a stunning result for Ollerton Town, eighteenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One yesterday; they went to the Bradley Football Development Centre and took all three points with a fine 4-2 win at second-placed Grimsby Borough – and who better to give the Town’s reaction to a great day than striker Gav King, with 21 goals in all competitions; and Gav recognises the importance of getting points on the board ahead of the turn of the year, writes Colin Muncie.
The aforementioned Gav put Ollerton in front after a quarter of an hour, but the sides went into half time level at 1-1 after Marc Cooper equalised for the Wilderness Boys after 35 minutes. The Bradley Road crowd of 73 saw King put the visitors back in front after 56 minutes, but almost immediately, Cooper struck again to level the game up, and in doing so took his tally to 15 for the season. But the Nottinghamshire side weren’t about to give up, and Lewis Bingham (79 minutes) and Sean Dickinson (85 minutes) clinched a vital three points for Ollerton.
Gav admitted that he was disappointed to be level at the break. “We started off quickly out of the blocks, got in front and we were really disappointed to be going in level at half time. We started the second half shakily but after that I think we deserved our goals. Their ‘keeper made some good saves or it could have been a couple more.”
Gav is well aware of his club’s plight – they have a six-point cushion on second-bottom Harworth Colliery. “It was a great result for us before we lose a couple of lads to a Christmas Thailand trip,” he noted, “but hopefully we can nick some points before the New Year – and stay away from the bottom two in the table.”