Cottesmore beat Earl Shilton 3-1

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Cottesmore Amateurs enjoyed a 3-1 win against Earl Shilton on Saturday with all the goals coming in the second half.

Amateurs went into the game on the back of a 5-1 defeat to Desford and boss Neil Miller was looking for a good response. And he got it, eventually.

Harry Stannard scores for Cottesmore against Earl Shilton'Photo: Geoff Atton

Harry Stannard scores for Cottesmore against Earl Shilton'Photo: Geoff Atton

The Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division game started off slowly and at half-time it was still 0-0.

In the second period Alec Brown was the first to find the net. After some nice play through the middle, the striker found himself one-on-one with the keeper who was expecting a shot across the goal only for Brown to slot it in at the near post.

However, it wasn’t long before Shilton equalised when a long ball came through the Cottemosre defence, bounced and found the head of an attacker. The ball looped over keeper Lewin to make it 1-1.

But Amateurs didn’t have to wait too long to take the lead again through Harry Stannard. He beat two players down the left hand side and cut in to rifle one home from 10 yards out.

And with 10 minutes to go Jake Culverwell, who started on the bench after sustaining a knock against Desford, came on and wrapped the game up.

Shilton were pressing for an equaliser when Culverwell found himself with the ball 40 yards out and the keeper stranded in no-man’s land after rushing out. The Amateurs midfielder sent the ball over his head and all watched with anticipation as it sailed under the crossbar.

Miller said: “I wouldn’t say we were fantastic, but we got the three points.”