Back to back wins for the Badgers

Retford United 2-0 Staveley Miners Welfare'Baris NCEL Premeir Division'Saturday 16th March 2013''Jon Knight 07825 047766
Retford United 2-0 Staveley Miners Welfare'Baris NCEL Premeir Division'Saturday 16th March 2013''Jon Knight 07825 047766

Two second half goals made it back to back wins for Retford United, as they got the better of Staveley Miners Welfare on Saturday.

The visitors were looking for their first win in nine, but left the Jones and Co Stadium empty handed.

The first half saw Retford lay siege to the Staveley goal, the home side taking the lion’s share of possession, but they were unable to convert their chances.

The game started with Staveley almost breaking through as Craig Fisher lost out to Ryan Watters and he made a run into the Retford half only to be stopped by Brett Lucas.

Retford then took control, Reece Thompson firing over the bar.

Jack Cross broke for Retford, getting into the corner to lay the ball back to Kyle Hadley and he curled a shot wide.

Retford had a shout for a penalty turned down as Cross weaved into the box and seemed to be caught by a defender, but as he went to ground his appeals were waved away.

The chances kept coming, Cross saw his overhead kick go over the bar, then Bobby Johnson took a free-kick but couldn’t find the target.

The match was one way traffic, Staveley’s chances few and far between, but one good ball into the box beat keeper Ayden Duffy and Graeme Severn was on hand to head.

The second half continued as the first had ended, Thompson putting the ball across the face of goal as Retford threatened again.

Retford should have then taken the lead as Richard Medcalf was unmarked in the centre of goal, rose unchallenged to meet Kyle Hadley’s cross, but the header was straight into the arms of Danny Herring.

Finally, the opening came on 63 minutes, a corner ball was only half cleared by Staveley and Medcalf drilled the ball into the back of the net to give Retford a much deserved lead.

Ten minutes later, United scored a second, Thompson picking up a great pass from Bobby Johnson and firing low and hard from a tight angle to bury the ball.

The chances continued to come, a Johnson free-kick was met by Brett Lucas but Thompson couldn’t get to the balle.

The game ended with another three points to Retford, and a good win at home before they go on their travels on Saturday to Lincoln Moorlands.