Match gallery: Kimberley MW 3 Clipstone 1

Kimberley Miners Welfare FC v Clipstone FC
Kimberley Miners Welfare FC v Clipstone FC

Clipstone manager Micky Taylor admitted his side’s first match in the East Midlands Counties League — a 3-1 defeat at Kimberley Welfare — was a reality check after a successful pre-season.

“We have only just got together and this is a new set of lads,” he said.

“But you can’t give teams a two-goal start in the first 20 minutes.

After that we controlled the game and they never looked like scoring in the second half, apart from the scrambled goal.”