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Loughborough Dynamo
D Bellis (17'), J Nadat (64')
Full time
D Gordon (19'), T Omotula (30'), L Thorogood (81')
Sat 28 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Attendance 204

Flat End to Season


With promotion already secured, Church's 7th game in 2 weeks was a bit of an anti-climax, as they lost 2-3 to Loughborough Dynamo.

With players running on half empty, it was a case of just getting through the 90 minutes before the promotion party celebrations started.
The players arrived already in party mood, turning up in fancy dress costumes.
With their 4th game this week and 7th in last 2 weeks, players were looking a little jaded, particularly after Thursdays goalless draw against Bedworth United which guaranteed promotion to Step 3 at the first attempt, with the party going on til 3am.
Manager Ian Long made 5 changes to the starting line-up, with Gwilliams in goal for Evans, Parsons in central defence for Willets, youth teamer Ben Tlbury in for Turton, Waite up front for Lloyd and Yates returning from his week long trial with Sheffield United, for Sauane.

Church had an early scare when Gwilliams was left one on one to thwart a good chance for the visitors. In the 8' Piliero hit a good effort wide. In the 10' Ashmore crossed well for Waite to head just over before being judged to have pushed his marker. In the 11' Waite had a shot saved by Taylor before a Foster cross was headed over by Winwood.
GOAL! Church took the lead in the 17' when Waite fed the ball inside to Dave Bellis who finished beautifully to make it 1-0.
Church nearly had a second a minute later when a great solo run by Ceesay and a one/two with Waite saw Taylor save at his feet.
GOAL! Church's lead only lasted a couple of minutes as the visitors drew level in the 19', when good work from Karl Demidh saw him find full back Daniel Gordon who rifled a low shot past Gwilliams into the corner to make it 1-1.
In the 26' following a free kick awarded to Church, Carter rifled a shot which Taylor did well to touch over the bar.
GOAL! Loughborough took the lead after 30' when Tolani Omotula beat Parsons for pace and scored in off the post to make it 1-2.
In the 31' Demidh had a shot saved low by Gwilliams for a corner. In the 38' another great run by Ceesay ended with his shot being saved by Taylors outstreched legs for a Church corner. In the final minute of the half a well crafted moved from Church ended with a Ceesay shot being tipped over the bar by Taylor.

In the 52' Loughborough nearly added a third when Riley and Omotula linked well only to see his goal bound effort cleared off the line by Carter. In the 59' Ashmore hit a free kick hard and low but straight at Taylor who saved and in the 61' Carter fired a rasping effort just wide of the post.
GOAL ! Church pressure finally told however with an equaliser in the 64' after a fine flowing move between Yates and Ceesay, Ceesay's cross found Jordan Nadat, on as a substitute, for a tap in and level the game at 2-2.
In the 73' a drive from Omotula was blocked by Parsons for a corner and in the 76' Omotula put one over the bar after Ashmore failed to clear.
GOAL! The winner came in the 81' following a corner which was headed back across goal at the far post to find the head of Luke Thorogood who headed home from close range to make it 2-3.
Church had nothing left in the tank to come back and the game finished 2-3 to Loughborough.

The players were awarded the runners up trophy and medals after the game and the celebrations started.

Match Photos HERE

Key moments

Goal Dave Bellis scores for Alvechurch
Goal Daniel Gordon scores for Loughborough Dynamo
Goal Tolani Omotula scores for Loughborough Dynamo
Goal Jordan Nadat scores for Alvechurch
Goal Luke Thorogood scores for Loughborough Dynamo


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90:00 +3:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Ashmore is yellow carded for Alvechurch
90:00 +1:00 Yellow Card
Ashley Carter is yellow carded for Alvechurch
85:00 Sub On
Manuchim Oke-William is substituted on for Loughborough Dynamo
85:00 Sub Off
Tolani Omotula is substituted off for Loughborough Dynamo
81:00 Goal 2 - 3
Luke Thorogood scores for Loughborough Dynamo
76:00 Yellow Card
Jared Holmes is yellow carded for Loughborough Dynamo
72:00 Sub Off
Mitch Botfield is substituted off for Alvechurch
72:00 Sub On
Jamie Willets is substituted on for Alvechurch
64:00 Goal 2 - 2
Jordan Nadat scores for Alvechurch
59:00 Sub Off
Nathaniel Waite is substituted off for Alvechurch
59:00 Sub On
Jordan Nadat is substituted on for Alvechurch
57:00 Yellow Card
Josh Riley is yellow carded for Loughborough Dynamo
56:00 Sub On
Mitch Botfield is substituted on for Alvechurch
56:00 Sub Off
Ben Tilbury is substituted off for Alvechurch
46:00 Sub Off
Karl Demidh is substituted off for Loughborough Dynamo
46:00 Sub On
Sam Thorpe is substituted on for Loughborough Dynamo
End of period 1
30:00 Goal 1 - 2
Tolani Omotula scores for Loughborough Dynamo
19:00 Goal 1 - 1
Daniel Gordon scores for Loughborough Dynamo
17:00 Goal 1 - 0
Dave Bellis scores for Alvechurch
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Alvechurch
  • Loughborough Dynamo
  • 0
  • Dave Bellis Goal 17:00'
  • Daniel Gordon Goal 19:00'
  • Tolani Omotula Goal 30:00'
  • Sam Thorpe Sub On 46:00'
  • Karl Demidh Sub Off 46:00'
  • Ben Tilbury Sub Off 56:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub On 56:00'
  • Josh Riley Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Jordan Nadat Sub On 59:00'
  • Nathaniel Waite Sub Off 59:00'
  • Jordan Nadat Goal 64:00'
  • Jamie Willets Sub On 72:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jared Holmes Yellow Card 76:00'
  • Luke Thorogood Goal 81:00'
  • Manuchim Oke-William Sub On 85:00'
  • Tolani Omotula Sub Off 85:00'
  • Ashley Carter Yellow Card 90:00 +1:00'
  • Jamie Ashmore Yellow Card 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Loughborough Dynamo
  • 1. Charlie Taylor
  • 2. Jordan Spearman
  • 3. Daniel Gordon
  • 4. Luke Thorogood
  • 5. Luke Foster
  • 6. Jack Andrews
  • 7. Jared Holmes
  • 8. Paulo Piliero
  • 9. Tolani Omotula
  • 10. Karl Demidh
  • 11. Josh Riley
  • 12. Sam Thorpe
  • 13. N/A N/A
  • 14. Manuchim Oke-William
  • 15. Lee Attenborough
  • 16. Ashley Hodginson

League round up

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Sheffield FC
Stocksbridge Park Steels
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford United 42 100
2. Alvechurch 42 85
3. Frickley Athletic 42 82
4. Bedworth United 42 74
5. Chasetown 42 73
6. Stamford 42 71
7. Leek Town 42 68

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