FC Bolsover v Collingham

3pm  13 August 2016

Central Midlands League, North Division
FC Bolsover 3 Collingham 2 (att 30)

FC Bolsover were only formed during the summer, filling a void when nearby Glapwell FC folded and aiming to represent a town that hasn't had its own senior team since Bolsover Town disappeared a few years ago.

For this season they're based away from Bolsover itself, using a 3G pitch at Shirebrook Academy, although they plan to be in their home town for next season.

For a new club there's plenty of enthusiasm and organisation, with a colourful programme on sale and hot food and drink available for spectators.

It's not a great venue for watching football though, with just a quarter of one touchline temporarily barriered to provide a viewing area. If you want to watch from anywhere else, you need to peer through the fence.

Bolsover's debut last weekend ended in a home defeat, but they more than made amends in midweek when they scored 15 at Welbeck Lions (although Welbeck have conceded double figures in each of their first three league games).

They should have made a better start to this game, wasting some early chances to go ahead. It was the visitors who scored first, from a penalty, but the lead lasted just two minutes, and it 1-1 at half-time.

Bolsover were on top for the second half, scoring twice to establish a decent lead. Collingham pulled a late goal back though, setting up a nervy finish for the home side, but they held on to win. I expect FC Bolsover will do well in their first Central Midlands League season.

FC Bolsover's pitch isn't yet visible on Google Maps, but here's a link to its location

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