Daventry succumbed to another league defeat at Loughborough Dynamo in tough conditions as the rain fell heavily throughout. Unsurprisingly the conditions played their part in a poor game for the neutral.

Loughborough’s win was sealed by two goals in the first half.  Courey Grantham scored from close distance giving James Martin no chance.  There were calls for offside in the build up, but the goal was allowed to stand.

Less than 10 minutes later, a powerful header from Michael Jacklin gave Loughborough a two goal lead.  The header which smashed the bar as it went in again gave keeper Martin no chance.

It could have been three just prior to half time, but Grantham’s second was ruled out for offside.

The second half saw Daventry offering more of a threat.  The best chance fell to Jack Bowen who’s powerful header was well saved by the Loughborough keeper.  Luke Emery also had a good chance shooting just wide after a good turn in the box midway through the half.

Further half chances for Daventry fell to Bleu McNeil who had a shot from outside the box which was saved, and Ross Harris who played his part in a goalmouth scramble which saw the keeper down for treatment afterwards.

Loughborough could have made it three late in the game as a mistake from Jarvis Wilson allowed Loughborough through on goal before the defender made a last ditch tackle to atone for his error.

Daventry now have a break from league action with a home tie verses Ilkeston on Saturday in the FA Trophy.

Line Ups:

Loughborough Dynamo: 13 Ruben Rabstein, 2 Charlie Young, 3 Rory Coleman, 4 Rob Norris, 5 Michael Jacklin, 6 Daniel Gordon, 7 Kevin Da Silva Bastos (Sacha Markelic 65′), 8 Curtis Burrows, 9 Courey Grantham (Alex Steadman 74′), 10 Daniel Collins (Jake Finnerty 82′), 11 Tristan Matthews
Subs: 12 Alex Steadman, 1 Jason Alexander, 14 Sacha Markelic, 15 Jack Smith, 16 Jake Finnerty

Daventry Town: 1 James Martin, 2 Joe Coleman, 3 Aiden Print (Bleu McNeil 75′), 4 Ross Harris, 5 Jarvis Wilson, 6 Joel Nketia, 7 Nat Gornal-Tyler (Luke Emery 62′), 8 Carter Price, 9 Jack Bowen, 10 Lewis Irwin (George Ball 84′), 11 Taylor Orosz
Subs: 12 Luke Emery, 14 Archie Elmore, 15 Bleu McNeil, 16 Jeff Woodward, 17 George Ball

Saturday 2nd October 2021, 3pm
Northern Premier League – Midlands Division
Nanpantan Sports Ground
Attendance: 88
Referee: Lewis Saunders-Johnson