A late, late headed goal from Stuart Hill broke battling Ollerton Town hearts yesterday afternoon, enabling Dronfield Town to reclaim seventh spot in Toolstation NCEL Division One after a 1-0 win at the Fast Frame in front of a crowd of 108. The game was impacted by a serious looking knee injury to the visitors Mike Fereday – hats off to the Ollerton staff for their assistance, and best wishes to Mark from all at TBG for a speedy recovery – but for Dronfield Manager Chris Millington, it was a welcome relief to get back on the winning trail, writes Colin Muncie.
The defeat leaves Ollerton in seventeenth going into their last seven games, and Chris acknowledged that the home side had given his players a tough afternoon. “I’m really happy with the win today which ends the winless run we have been on,” Chris admitted. “It wasn’t pretty on the eye at times, but we stuck at it and grabbed a goal late on which we were delighted with. Ollerton worked hard and competed to the last minute but I think we just shaded the game on possession and quality.”
“It’s brought a run of six away games to an end and it will be great to get back to Stonelow Road next Saturday,” Chris acknowledged. “It was really important that we got the win today as results went against the teams round us.”
“This game may be one that we look back on at the end of the season and think that was a really big three points.”