Reserves look ahead to huge battle
This weekend the reserves face mid table side Hylton CW FC as they fight for a place in the top three.
The reserves are firing on all cylinders after last Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sunderland West End Reserves and midweek 1-1 Draw in a friendly with the first team. Centre Back Luke Elves With 2 goals In 2 games.
The win over west end gave the reserves a much needed 3 points and their first win of 2020.
The game started very slowly, with West End putting the ball out for a throw in from their own kick off.
The reserves came out on top in the opening 10 minutes but struggled to make their domination count. Midfielder Nile Rutter coming the closest with a Flicked effort towards goal.
It took 24 minutes for the first goal of the game, a well worked ball out wide from Callum Robinson to skipper Alex Gudgeon seen the winger bring the ball inside and hit a thundering effort straight into the top corner. 1-0.
Their was no real response from West End after the goal, as the reserves again dominated the remaining 20 minutes of the half. Some half chances and another effort from Nile Rutter could of seen the reserves double their lead but unfortunately didn’t make it count.
No changes at half time for Cameron Thompson’s side as they continued in their dominance of the game. Centre forward Jac Fleury constantly looking a threat in behind.
It took until the 58’ minute for the reserves to double their lead.
Jac Fleury, rugby tackled to the floor from the west end centre half allowed Luke Elves to smash home from 11 yards. 2-0.
West End became frustrated and Started lashing out towards the reserve players.
West end player Jay Stevens was later sent off for a head butt on Aaron Hinds.
The game finished 2-0 to the reserves.
After two fantastic sessions this week, the reserves are fired up for this Saturday, manager Cameron Thompson having this to say.
“This weeks preparation has been outstanding, Tuesday working on attacking plays and how to cause defensive problems off the ball and then Thursday friendly with the first team which has gave the lads a lot of confidence heading into the game.
The new lads have bedded I’m very well despite new signing Jack curry being out for a few weeks due to a knee injury. However, you g midfield Kieran Coatman has grabbed the bull by the horns this week and is fighting for a start.
It’ll be a tough test this week but we can’t wait for it”
Hylton CW FC have had a very laid back start of the season. Currently they have only played 4 games due to postponed games because of the weather.
Despite this they have racked up 7 points after 2 wins and a draw.
Their latest game came to a loss after a 6-1 drumming from league leaders Norton and Stockton.
How to watch:
Head along to Sherburn sports centre this Saturday as Durham City AFC Reserves Take on Hylton CW FC in the TWR Wearside League Division Two.