Rserves see off Uxbridge
Brace for Liam Smith
Saturday saw key players retun to the side, in the form of Louis Lawlor, Callum Taylor, Liam Smith and Stevie Panyani. The effect was that recent signing Harold Sanches from Biggleswade Town was able to move forward to play in central midfield.
This meant that a very strong Uxbridge side seemed surprised at the difficulty they had in gaining possession and at times the reserves played the best quality of football they have achieved at Longmead all season.
In the first half there were many excellent performances but the scene stealer was Liam Smith who rose to head home a corner from 12 yards on 20 minutes.
Then 10 minutes later Smith broke from right back to cut inside and powerfully strike a left foot shot in the bottom corner from 20 yards.
The plan at half time was to consolidate the game and keep a clean sheet. This was accomplished in a controlled and measured way.
Amongst many sold performances, one which typified the second half, was Ash Kitzito who ran tirelessly to close down the Uxbridge defence to great effect.
The target now for the reserves is to build from this performance into the new year to realise the potential of this young squad.
Team, Lawlor, Smith, Taylor, Sahzari, Panyani, Sanches, Bray, Myers, Parades Dies, Welsh,