St Ives Town Reserves 5-0 Mepal Sports FC
The new St Ives Town Reserves gain their first win in only their second game in Kershaw league 1B winning 3-2.
Against an unbeaten Hemingford team St Ives started brightly playing some excellent passing football and deservedly went ahead after 19 minutes when a pinpoint pass from Scott Simms found Ewan Young free who calmly slotted home. St Ives continued their dominance by adding to their lead four minutes later when Tom Wakley received a pass from Connor O’Donovan to beat the Hemmingford keeper confidently. Hemmingford responded shortly after to reduce the arrears but St Ives continued to dominate play. Into the second half St Ives continued to pass the ball well on a bumpy surface and extended their lead further with a Tom Wakley freekick from 30 yards. As the second half wore on Hemmingford pushed st ives with a more direct approach gaining success with their second goal of the game as st ives failed to deal with a bouncing ball in the six yard box. Our young side almost entirely made up of 16 and 17 year olds regained their composure and comfortably saw out the match creating a number of other good opportunities. A great success for such a young team competing for the first time in men’s football
Team – Bradley, Franz, Baker, Young, Pilkington, O’Donovan, Jay, Simms, Wakley, Stork, Simons
Subs – Bald, Gibbs, McDougald, Quincee, Winter
Report by Tony O’Donovan