|1||Nick Siddons (7)|
|2||Tom Carnell (7)|
|3||Andy Gange (7)|
|4||Stuart Hill (7)|
|5||Richard Mintoft (7)|
|6||Wayne Ellis (8)|
|7||Ritchie Marples (7)|
|8||Nick Horsfield (7)|
|9||Stef Rankine (7)|
|10||John Doran (7)|
|11||Nick Tilly (7)|
|12||Jay Howard (7)|
|13||John Perkins (7)|
|14||Chris Conner (7)|
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Town started the game very brightly, immediately enjoying plenty of possession and creating some good chances. Town moved the ball well against a Pinxton team which play a very high tempo, who like to dive into tackles. The early chances on goal fell to Town, but Doran, Horsfield, Hill and Mintoft all failed to find the back of the net.
Pinxton did look lively up front with their 2 wide players playing well of their burly centre forward and the opening goal came courtesy of Pinxton's No. 8 Debrouwer directing a powerful header over a rooted Siddons from 18 yards.
This did not deter Town as they continued to play some excellent football but failed to find the finishing touch their approach play maybe deserved. On the stoke of half time Pinxton were inevitable down to 10 men as the ref stood firm against their diving in tactics and shown their left back his 2nd yellow card.
The 2nd half was about Town keeping the ball, making the 10 men of Pinxton work hard and ensure we were ruthless in front of goal. For the first 25 minutes of the half this was the case as Town pinned back Pinxton for long periods, but again chances went begging, possibly the best falling to the front pairing of Doran with a glancing header and Rankine firing a shot wide from 8 yards.
Full credit to Pinxton who didn't look like tiring and came into the game stronger in the last 15 minutes with their chances coming on the break, with Town committing several players forward looking for the equaliser. Pinxton's 2nd came direct from the keepers' long punt up field which Town allowed to bounce for Pinxton's impressive No.12 to coolly lob the ball over an again stranded Siddons.
Town pulled a goal back through a good one touch move and Ellis finishing smartly, only for Pinxton again to finish the game off in injury time with another break away for their No 12 to net in the bottom corner.
All in all Town had plenty of the ball, but failed to really threaten a lively Pinxton team, who on the day were much too strong up front against a Town team currently leaking goals.
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