Reserves back in the cup!
This weekend the reserves travel to Chester Le Street Waldrige park in the FA Minor Cup Round one.
The reserves will be hoping to get back to winning ways after losing 1 – 0 last Saturday thanks to a 87th Minute penalty by Norton and Stockton FC.
This is the first time Waldridge park have hosted Durham City AFC Reserves. The Saturday side currently play there football in the Newcastle Corinthians League.
So far the side have played four games this season. Winning 1, Drawing 1 and losing 2. In there most recent game they were defeated 4 goals to 1.
This weekend Manager Cameron Thompson, for the first time will have a full squad to choose from except the suspended Skipper Alex Gudgeon, Mitchel Simons and Luke Tinkler.
However, Thompson is expected to make changes and give squad players a chance to perform and get much needed game time.
Midfielders Jack swansbury is of those who is pushing for valuable minutes.
Although, there is expected to be changes to the squad. Thompson will be hoping for a strong performance and build up some momentum ahead of next weeks derby game against Durham United Reserves.
Manager Cameron Thompson had this to say ahead of the game. ” Last saturday was poor from us, we expected better and we know we can do better. this week we aim to get back on track and get a win with a satifying performance. this week the lads attitude has been brilliant, thyeve worked very hard to put things right and the tempo and quality on show has been excellent. i expect us to come out winners this saturday”
Want to watch the game? Head over to DH2 2QW. 1:30 Kick Off