Nottinghamshire Senior League, Senior Division
Kirton Brickworks 0 Ruddington Village 5 (att 24)
Last season Kirton won promotion to the top division of the Nottinghamshire Senior League, but they've have a torrid start to life at the higher level, failing to raise a side for one game and conceding 10 goals in their last fixture.
Today's defeat was another heavy one, albeit an improvement, but they played okay and hopefully better times will soon be on their way. The club seems well run for this level, with refreshments and programmes available, and a nice, if unusual, ground.
The venue is tucked away next to the brickworks which give the club its name. The roped-off pitch has dugouts and a few advertising boards, but no cover for spectators. As well as factory buildings, it's surrounded by stacks of bricks and a row of neatly-parked delivery lorries.
The game was enjoyable, if a little one sided. Ruddington scored the first half's only goal, but after the break they upped their game somewhat, and Kirton had no answer. The home side deserved a goal for their efforts, but the closest they came was hitting the crossbar.