3 goals and 3 points!
Bangers and smash!
Both teams had players who had played for each other and so it was some friendly banter going on between the two teams as they went out on to the pitch to line up.
With Brooks back from injury and Kenna from his suspension the two of them alongside Myles Lee and Josh Furness made an impressive back four.
Louis Lee and Jack Mordecai in the middle with two very fast and able wingers in Coley and Coppin you could afford to be confident with Harry Holland and LB holding up the front end of things. The bench looked pretty strong too. With the Reds now being resigned to the fact that Luke is going to be out of action for a while, it was down to the team to knuckle down and get on with things.
A goal from Alex Coppin in the 3rd minute of the first half saw the Reds take a very early lead. It was game on. However, not much else happened in the first half so in the second half it really was all to play for. Some shots on target but were saved by a leaping Jack Farmer punching the ball out. The Reds were definitely more vocal and seemed stronger and confident.
The second half saw a banger of a goal from near the half way line with a one touch volley into the top left corner by Jack Mordecai. The banger was caught on camera by @thecoldend and I think that will be played and replayed and played for months to come!
The third goal was bundled over the line by Joshua Coley and it was pretty much over by then!
The young guns took to the field, Mitchell Foley replacing Jack, Zach Decker replacing Alex and Alfie Barker replacing Harry. With 15 minutes of play left to go, a foul on Mitchell Foley, went unpunished and it should have been a penalty. Then Liam Kenna was in a head clash, then Alfie Barker and Langford's Michael Payne ending up in a crash with Barker coming off worse for wear. Poor Jim was busier in 15 minutes than he had been in 15 games!
Three goals, 3 points. Still at position 11 in the league with 2 games and 10 points behind the leaders Southall. League action at home on Saturday against Broadfields and then off to Peterborough the following Saturday in the FA Vase.
To see highlights of tonights game, look up @thecoldend and see if you think Jack's goal was outstanding!