The Rams at Selco Midlands Masters 2010

01 June 2010 09:34
Report from this years Masters tournament from the Nottingham Ice Arena               SELCO CENTRAL MIDLANDS MASTERS 2010 DATE: DATE: Monday 31st may, 2010 VENUE: Nottingham ice arena THE SQUADS NOTTINGHAM FOREST MASTERS Darren Heyes, Nigel Jemson , Jason Lee, Bryan Roy, Justin Walker, Steve Chettle, Eion Jess, Paul Evans DERBY COUNTY MASTERS Kevin Poole, Dean Sturridge, Phil Gee, Inigo Idiakez, Michael Johnson, Gary Rowett, Craig Ramage, Shane Nicholson LEICESTER CITY MASTERS Dale Belford, Ally Mauchlen , Paul Groves, David Oldfield, Lee Philpott, Muzzy Izzett, Julian Joachim, Jamie Lawrence NOTTS COUNTY MASTERS Kevin Pilkington, Steve Jenkins, Alan Paris, Andy Legg, Shaun Murray, Ian Barraclough, Ian Richardson, Gary Martindale WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS MASTERS Derek Dudley, Mark Burke, Scott Taylor, Mick Gooding, Michael Gilkes, David Kelly, Phil Robinson, Andy Thompson WEST BROMWICH ALBION MASTERS Russell Hoult, Don Goodman, Roy Hunter, Carl Heggs, Darryl Burgess, Ian Hamilton, Lee Ashcroft, Bob Taylor RESULTS   NOTTS COUNTY 4 VS DERBY COUNTY 3 Martindale Nicholson Legg 2 Idiakez Richardson Sturridge     WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 VS LEICESTER CITY 3 Burgess Lawrence Goodman Oldfield 2     DERBY COUNTY 2 VS NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 Johnson Roy Idiakez Jemson Lee     WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 VS WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 Gilkes Goodman Kelly     NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2 VS NOTTS COUNTY 1 Lee Martindale Chettle   WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 3 VS LEICESTER CITY 1 Burke 2 Oldfield Gooding DATE:   THE FINAL   WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 4 VS NOTTINGHAM FOREST 6 Taylor Evans 3 Thompson Roy Kelly Jemson Heggs Jess     REPORT   A tournament held all over the UK for ex professionals aged 35 years and over gave the Nottingham and sky TV football outside the season and in build up to this summer's world cup   Derby who started well with an early lead through Shane Nicholson in the first game against Notts County never really got going in the tournament despite a strong team on paper   The Rams have a poor masters history anyway and luck wasn't about to change in Nottingham tonight   A master's debut for the Spaniard Inigo Idiakez who chipped in with two goals and showed touches of the quality that made him a firm favourite with the Derby faithful… Craig Ramage however showed touches of why he wasn't   Poole really could have done better in goal, Gee and Ramage rarely troubled and Sturridge has lost the pace and mobility that helped him to many a premiership goal   Two defeats saw both Derby and West Brom going home early, it wasn't pretty but a good night for the masses of forest fans that made the trip   A forest side who scored plenty of goals, 11 in total won the tournament beating a tired but resolute Wolves side giving the reds and there fans something to talk about for the next 20 years     Jason lee minus the pineapple that sported his head for many years was Sin Binned in the final creating a possible tense finish for the reds but it wasn't to be, they had enough to carry there way over the finish line and take there place in the Birmingham final   My player of the tournament Nottingham forest's Paul Evans whose brilliant hat trick almost single headedly gave the reds the trophy   From a Rams point of view and there was a fair few of us there, well it just wasn't to be, plenty of hope but no glory   Next year will be better… or will it?


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