The Reserves under the new leadership of Andy Grant took to the field on the Grocers Far pitch with 3 or 4 new members together with some of the stalwarts who continue to turn out for this great club.
Norsemen had the much better or the early play creating good chances and were very unfortunate not to take an early lead. However, after such good opportunities it was Lloyds who got themselves in front mid-way through the first half, only to extend their lead with a superb strike following some poor defensive play.
Norsemen continued to create chances and were unfortunate not to get back into the game before the break.
HT = 0 – 2
Lloyds extended their lead early in the second half, but Norsemen continued to create chances and got their reward after 60 minutes from a Collier free kick.
Yet again, some poor defending let Lloyds back in and continue to extend the lead again.
Even more poor work in defence led to Lloyds eventually running out 1 – 5 winners in a game that was never worthy of that scoreline.
The game was marred by the Red Card shown to Muz Karakas following an over zealous challenge late in the game.
All in all a disappointing afternoon for the Reserves, but some encouraging performances from the new members.
2s Match Reports
SAL Intermediate Division 2