The Bolsover bandwagon carried on rolling yesterday, as Matt Chatfield’s men triumphed 2-0 at Ollerton Town to extend their unbeaten run to six games, writes Ian Robinson.
Two goals in four second half minutes from Liam Flint and Jack Warwick secured the points, something which the Bolsover boss thought unlikely at half time.
“I felt we deserved to win the game based on our second half performance, but the first half was a write off. I haven’t seen us play that bad in months, so words had to be said at half time to try get a reaction, otherwise I felt we would have lost the game. The second half was a different game, we pressed higher up, worked harder, had more composure on the ball, and scored at the right times to see the game out and we thoroughly deserved the win.”
Prior to the game, Matt had identified the prolific Gavin King as the man to watch, and was happy with the way his team had handled the Ollerton striker.
“Our main aim out of possession was to stop Gav scoring and I felt our defence were excellent today. But I can see why he is scoring so many goals, his movement off the ball is brilliant and he doesn’t stop making runs, coming deep, going out wide and stretching the pitch, but we had a game plan and executed it perfectly. Fair play to Ollerton, they changed their formation at 2-0 and really tried to go for us. I wish them all the best for the season.”
TBG also managed to get a few words with Gavin King who told us “Fair play to Bolsover, they set up tactically very well and played to their strengths which were long throw ins and direct free kicks. We didn’t adapt to their style of play and it’s probably the worst we’ve played all year. They had their game plan and it worked well. Credit to them and I’d be very surprised if they go down at the end of the season.”
The other winners on the day were a local school who, thanks to a kind offer from the Ollerton Board and a season’s highest crowd of 164, benefitted to the tune of £870 after the club donated the gate money towards the cost of a defibrillator, in a superb gesture.
Back to Matt and his thoughts “It was great to get a lot of people through the gate to help raise funds for a defibrillator for the school and I hope they got enough for one because all schools should have one. Fair play to my lads, they all chipped in to help them achieve their target.”
Finally, special mention also goes to the referee Melissa Burgin who kindly donated her match fee to the cause.
Well done to all involved, a great effort and typical of non-league football.