Under-par Blues lose at home

Long Eaton United 0

Garforth Town 2

Long Eaton entertained Garforth Town on Saturday.

Wanting to make good usage of their games in hand, Long Eaton where looking to improve their league position (17th) with a win.

Long Eaton soon looked the most organised and hungry for the ball, the midfield doing the dirty work well and soon pressed Garforth into their own half.

Chances soon arose for the Blues with Blaine Hancock almost firing home a half-volley on the turn in the seventh minute and the mood at The Grange was positive.

The appearance of a chilly wind blew the fortunes of the game towards the visitors and Hancock’s early chances were to be all the frontmen of Long Eaton could muster.

Garforth soon got into the swing of things. There was delightful work at the front by Gary Stohrer, his nonchalant flicked through ball split the Long Eaton defence in two, providing the star man of the evening, Rupere Tawanda, with a one-on-one opportunity that he fired home.

Two minutes later, with the visitors really turning the screw, the second goal was scored.

A corner was bundled in by Sinmi Oyebanji to take the visitors two up just 25 minutes into the game.

Garforth really should have scored more goals and Long Eaton only had a fine goal line clearance from Ross Parker to savour from the whole match.

The Blues’ manager will have a lot to ponder after this and may look to change his side as they travel to Maltby Main on Saturday.