DIPPY DOUBLE wins it for Hemingford.

Manager King was back at the helm after a few weeks away on holiday. Away to Kimbolton on an excellent pitch ,but with only 13 players ,it proved to be a very tight game. We started the game really well spraying the ball about on a lovely surface, but our tempo was not quick enough when we were in the last third, so not many chances were created. We lost our playmaker Sedge after 20 mins with a hamstring injury, so on came Darrell ,and it wasn't long before he introduced himself to the right winger. A great man to have on your team,never gives an inch. We did test there keeper on a couple of occasions ,but it wasn't our best half ,and Kimbolton were causing us a few problems, but with the excellent Parker and Hirst at the back we remained solid. 0 0 half time. 2 touch had to leave at half time ,and with Sedge off as well ,we were now down to 11 ,with Peter Pan Stu Smith coming on at right midfield. Fingers crossed we didn't get an injury. The 2nd half was a very open affair ,both teams looking good going forward, and the deadlock was broken 15 mins into the half when Wazza was brought down for a free kick 25 yard out. Up stepped super Dippy to drill a low shot into the corner of the net, he was playing ,like he had ants in his pants, I haven't seen him run around like this for a few years, nut megging crossing the ball with his left foot, at least 3 times he was after the man of match award. We still had a few nervous moments ,but Jardine Bell in goal looked comfortable with very safe hands. We were looking good going forward ,but this exposed our defence, who came under a lot of pressure ,and it eventually paid off for the home team,when a throw in was only half cleared to the edge of the box, the ball was crossed in again to the far post ,and it was an ex Hemingford player, John Brown who headed it home from close range with 15 mins to go. We looked a bit dejected then, but Nigel was rallying the troops and got us going again. It was that man Dippy again who capitalised on a slip but the defender, about 30 yards out,( I didn't think dippy could run that far) Dippy was away bearing down on goal with only the keeper to beat, I have seen him in this position on many occasions ,and he very rarely disappoints , he slotted it home from the edge of the box to score his 2nd and the winner. It was no surprise that he voted for himself with the M.O, M award. He did win it, but Nigel Parker was a very close 2nd . Well done all. Ps it was great to see Howard Kemp come along and support ,let's hope it's not too long before he is playing again. Onwards and upwards . Linton next week. Kingy

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