Colne Res. 2 Nelson Res. 4
By The Boss
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2007
Nelson Reserves claimed the bragging rights in an entertaining local derby at Holt House last night.In a much improved performance, the Blues got off to a great start, and took the lead after only eight minutes when Sean Thompson smashed home from an acute angle.
This however only spurred on the home side, and they came roaring back as Lee Barrett helped himself to a brace on 13 and 23 minutes to give Colne the lead.
But back came Nelson, and on 28 minutes Thompson's well executed strike
left the home keeper in no mans land and restored parity on the night.
With 35 minutes on the clock it was Thompson again, and he sealed his hat-trick - making it five goals in two games - to edge the Blues in front once more in a topsy-turvy match.
After the break, and playing with the slope, Nelson soaked up everything that Colne threw at them and could themselves have extended their lead with both Glenn Ainsworth and Jamie Stoddard being a constant threat on either wing.
That said, this performance was much more than any individual display, and the points were made safe when Danny Oldfield netted with ten minutes left after a five-man move provided the striker with the simple finish.
Next up for The Blues is a home tie against Cheadle Town this Saturday 3pm ko. Admission is just £2.