Dronfield Old Boys v Tideswell United

2pm  23 April 2016

Hope Valley League, Division A
Dronfield Old Boys 4 Tideswell United 2 (att 25)

Once again other commitments limited the radius I could travel for football, but I was more than happy to see if Dronfield Old Boys could get the point they needed to win the Hope Valley League's middle division.

Visitors Tideswell will have to settle for being runners-up, an outcome that was on the cards once the home side scored an opening goal in the first minute, and added a second thanks to a fifth minute penalty.

Tideswell recovered from their poor start to get more into the game, but were undone when Old Boys scored two more in the second half. With the result beyond doubt the home eased up towards the end, allowing Tideswell two goals to reduce the arrears.

Dronfield Old Boys only joined the Hope Valley League this season, and their success has justified the unusual decision to allow them to begin on Division A rather than the lowest tier, Division B.

They're based at Coal Aston Playing Fields, on the northern edge of Dronfield, a basic venue with changing rooms and a couple of pitches, with this fixture on pitch B.

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