The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 18th September 2012
The Wrens’ boss had seen his Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South side put away enough of the many chances they created against Leighton Town to turn the corner after a four-match winless run.
Gee said: “It was nice to come in after a match and not go through the same routine of looking back on a glut of chances created and missed.
“Apart from taking a few of our chances we didn’t do that much differently - With skipper Mark Camm ill I did decide to flood the midfield, and it paid off. We kept the ball in the second half and were quite comfortable winners in the end - with three goals and a clean sheet you have to be pleased.”
However, Gee expressed some sympathy for the Southern League Central side who had what appeared a good goal ruled out which would have made the score 1-1. “Football is what it is,” he added. “You get some decisions going for you and others against you. It looked a legitimate goal from where I was, and at 1-1 it could have changed the game. “But it’s nice to send the supporters home on a Saturday evening with smiles on their faces.” The Wrens will now visit Romulus in the next round on Saturday week after the Roms won by the same 3-0 scoreline at Mickleover Sports. “That result showed what a hard game it will be for us,” continued Gee, “but they are in the same division so we expect to go there and compete. Their 3G pitch holds no fears because we train on one, and at least we haven’t been drawn against a higher club. “I’m pleased for the players after a hard week in which they didn’t earn their just rewards, and I’m pleased that the club has made a bit of prize money as a result.”
Rainworth return to league action on Saturday with a trip to Sheffield FC, with both sides being out of the FA Cup, but their trip to Belper Town next Tuesday will depend on Belper not requiring an FA Cup replay.
Gee is faced with trying to bring in another new striker this week with Ian Holmes being away for a month. A loan deal for a Premier Division striker broke down at the last minute at the weekend, but Gee said: “We are still getting players wanting to come to Rainworth because they appreciate what we have going for us here.”