This weeks Team Of The Week with just over 40% of the vote are Nelson FC. They earnt their nomination after a fantastic win over league leaders Runcorn Linnets. As if this wasn’t a tough enough task as it was, they played the majority of the match with 10 men after having striker Peter Wright sent off on the half hour mark.
Nelson started well and were 1-0 up before the dismissal of Wright, Joe O’Neill scored the opener on 24 minutes and Michael Morrison doubled the advantage on 43 minutes to give 10 man Nelson a HT 2-0 lead.
As expected 10 man Nelson were up against it in the second half against previously unbeaten league leaders Linnets, however they held firm and despite a late penalty from Michael White, who himself saw red in the latter stages as both teams ended up with 10 men, they hung on for a fantastic 2-1 win.
Nelson have been added to our #TeamOfTheWeek Roll Of Honour:
And we have changed our header pictures on Twitter & Facebook.
And thanks to our sponsors Hallmark Security we will be sending one of our certificates in the post.
Once again congratulations to everyone at Nelson and all being well I’ll be catching up with someone at the club for a chat later this week.