A very long day starting with boarding the Rushall team coach at 7.45am, saw me taking on the mammoth trip to Croft Park. I decided to do this as it is really a ground I would never really do off my own back due to the distance.
We finally arrived at 1.30, and I was greeted by the safety officer who asked me about my journey and what Rushall’s ground is like as well as regaling me with the tale of the day he had 4 teeth banged out by a drunk Workington fan.
I was joined at this game by a driver who visits my work who actually visits my workplace so kudos for turning up son , I appreciate it.I thought Croft park was a decent set up in truth , boasting a large seated stand , and covered standing on the other 3 sides.
In truth, table toppers Blyth should have murdered their 12th placed opponents but found Rushall stalwarts Jose Veiga and Henry Eze in fine form. Veiga was forced into a full stretch save before Rushall hooked a ball off the line.
Eze, who I have previously seen at Chasetown got his head on a good few ball but none were so important than his last ditch header off the line. The second half wasn’t as good as the first in my opinion football wise but it did contain the goal’s. The closest Rushall came was Gurjit Singh’ glaring miss putting the ball wide when it was so easy to score.
In the 72nd minute, Blyth sub McTiernan nodded the ball into a empty net after the ball had hung up nicely in the air.. Rushall looked to have snatched a last minute goal on 90 minutes when Stan Mugisha cut in from the right to hit a low angled strike into the far corner. Sadly it was not to be as Blyth charged down the end and the ball fell to Jarrett Rivers who stuck the ball to the left of goal from 8 yards.
Admission – £10 Attendance – 796