Reserves win in style.
Today the Durham City AFC Reserves hosted Jarrow FC Reserves in the TWR Wearside League Division 2.
Unfortunately, the usual home pitch of the reserves, Sherburn Sports Centre was waterlogged. So today’s game was played at a 3G pitch at Maidan Castle.
The reserves took control off the game early on with the majority of possession. However, it took 18 minutes for the reserves to make the most of it. Stevie Dawson opened his account for the reserves with a sublime finish. Rolling the ball past the keeper and finishing from a perfect weighted pass from Bousiri. 1-0.
It took a further 17 minutes for the reserves to double their lead. Despite the lads hitting the bar and the post it took another through ball, latched onto by pain who burried it past the keeper.
The reserves in full control and 2 goals to show for it. However, that wasn’t it for the first half. Another absolutely outstanding goal for Dawson who goes one on one with the keeper, sits him down and burries the ball. 3-0!
It didn’t take the reserves long to get back to it in the second half. On the 53rd Minute. A well worked cross found Payne back post who absolutely burried the ball home. Inch perfect in the build up.
Second for Payne who was on the trail for his hattrick and it didn’t long! 3 minutes later another 1v1. Payne calms stroked the ball into the bottom Corner. Sensational!
With a hattrick in the bag, you would think that was it… however, Payne Added to his hattrick and scores his third goal in 11 minutes. Outstanding by the centre forward.
68 Minutes gone and the reserves well and truly in control. Creating chance after chance and ripping Jarrow Reserves to shreds. This time, from 35 yards… Dawson scores his Hatrick with a strike direct into the top corner. Outstanding from the youngster. 8-0.
The reserves running like a well oiled machine and there was no stopping them. This time adding a 9th was Robbie Middlebrook. His first goal for the club after his move from Farringdon FC.
Only 10 minutes left on the clock and not a lot left to play for Jarrow Reserves. However, they kept going and going. But that didn’t stop substitute Mathew Arnell making it 10-0. A cracking stroke hitting the bottom corner. Outstanding from the midfield.
It finished Durham City AFC Reserves 10 – 0 Jarrow FC Reserves.
Manager Cameron Thompson was thrilled after today’s performance.
“ Today was a truly outstanding performance. We really couldn’t fault the lads today in their professionalism and talent. We ran the show from start to finish and really made it hard for Jarrow. Over the last few weeks we have spoke about, Attitude, Reactions and decision making. The lads replied to what we asked and showed us what we a capable off. Now onto the next, we demand the same”
TEAM NEWS: MUTCH (75’), HUNTER (55’), CRONIN(C), ELVES, WAKEFIELD (65’), HINDS⚽ (70’), GIL, RUTTER (67’), DAWSON⚽⚽⚽(69’) BOUSIRI (70’), PAYNE ⚽⚽⚽⚽
SUBS: EBDALE (75’), ANDERSON (65’), FARQUHAR (55’), SWANSBURY (70’), ARNELL ⚽ (67’) NICHOLSON (70’) MIDDLEBROOK⚽ (67’)
NEXT GAME: Away to Norton and Stockton Ancients. 14:00 KICK OFF @Norton Stockton Ancients, Norton Complex TS20 1PE