Sunday, 1 May 2016

NIRVANA WIN ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE SEASON BUT FALL AGONISINGLY SHORT OF TITLE


MANAGER DAMON QUAILEY, HIS ASSISTANT HANNAH DINGLEY AND EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH LEICESTER NIRVANA CAN STILL BE PROUD OF A FANTASTIC SEASON
It's not just "Leicester City" who are making footballing headlines this season as one of the town's other sides "Leicester Nirvana" went into Saturday's final league game at Eynesbury Rovers neck and neck with AFC Kempston Rovers in the race for the Chromasport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division. 

AFC Kempston had the easier of the games on paper as they faced sixteenth placed Boston Town at their Hillgrounds home where they hadn't lost a league game all season. 

Nirvana travelled to Eynesbury knowing if they matched Kempston's result they would be Champions with one eye on the +5 inferior goal difference they had. One thing Kempston would of found promising prior to 3pm is that their only league defeat had come at Eynesbury (2-1) on Saturday 26th March. 

So what would happen on a day which promised to be very dramatic....The Cold End travelled to Eynesbury Rover's Alfred Hall Memorial Ground to find out...

Nirvana backed by a good number of travelling supporters did in-fact win but in what could be a very rare occurance ended up runner's up to AFC Kempston Rovers. The home side themselves were going for their highest placed position in the United Counties League since 1996 when they finished fifth so they weren't going to let the away side have an easy game. Nirvana were frustrated in the first half having lots of possession but only a few chances on goal including a great shot from the edge of the box which went agonisingly inches over the cross bar.

Nirvana scored in the second half via a spot-kick when the impressive Reece Morris (the pacey winger could easily play at a higher level of the game in my opinion) was tripped in the box by Joe Bradbury just moments after he had put in a fantasically timed tackle. Pearson Myanyongo scored but the title slipped away from Leicester with the news Kempston had got a seventh goal and Eynesbury got their own penalty kick which made the scoreline 1-1.

In the last ten minutes the away management and players were shouting "We need goals" - they were aware AFC Kempston were now 7-0 up against Boston Town. (the goal difference at this time was +77 for Nirvana and Kempston at +80). In the end the goal that Nirvana scored in injury time which wrapped up a 1-2 victory was not enough and it was The Walnut Boys who were crowned champions.  


THE LEICESTER NIRVANA PLAYERS  AT FULL TIME
Understably the players, officials and supporters of Leicester Nirvana were disconsolate at full time but they can look back on the 2015/16 campaign as highly succesful - they get a chance to put a good end to their season whe they play Barwell in the Leicester & Rutland Challenge Cup Final on Thursday 17th May at The King Power Stadium.  

Chromasport & Trophies United Counties League 
Premier Division Table prior to the Saturday games 
Top Two Only      
POS TEAM P W D L GD PTS
1 LEICESTER NIRVANA 41 30 4 7 +77 94
2 AFC KEMPSTON TOWN 41 27 131 +73 94

Chromasport & Trophies United Counties League 
Premier Division Table after Saturday games 
Top Two Only      
POS TEAM P W D L GD PTS
1 AFC KEMPSTON TOWN 42 31 13 1 +80 97
2 LEICESTER NIRVANA 42 28 47 +78 97

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS






THE ALFRED HALL MEMORIAL GROUND - HOME OF EYNESBURY ROVERS IS WELL WORTH A VISIT

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