Reserves Match Reports 2017/18

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Seasiders 1 Halstead 3

Thurlow Nunn Reserve League

Saturday 11th November 2017

MATCH STORY : Mark Owen

The Reserves entertained Halstead who were third in the league having only lost one of their first 8 games and knew this was a potential tough match but despite a very positive display succumbed to a 3-1 loss to the visitors. 

The home side started very brightly and within the first few minutes carved out a good move down the right for Will Ransom to whip in a low cross and Lewis Smy effort saved well by the visitor’s keeper.

Despite the early pressure it was Halstead who won a corner and were gifted a free header downwards passed Ben Punter and this was swiftly followed by a second goal with a cross met in the box and clinically finished to double the lead.

As the first half progressed Felixstowe showed more of what they are capable of without the finishing touches except one effort on the half volley by Joe Allum again saved with the keeper diving to his left.  

The second half produced more of the same from the home side, good possession and good passes but clear chances were scarce but Will Ransom was unlucky as his shot just went over from a Andrew Crowe through ball but in a similar way to the first half it was visitors who extended their lead against the run of play with the home side unable to clear adequately and a snap shot from edge of box that sailed into the net.  

The score line didn’t reflect the dominance of possession Felixstowe had and continued to press with Lewis Smy having an effort smack the post and Donte Butler creating a couple of chances when he came on later in the game.  

It was Shane Forbes who pulled one goal back, a superb long range effort that lifted over the keepers head following good work down the right and gave a glimmer of hope but it wasn’t to be.

Despite losing 3-1 this wasn’t a true reflection of the game but a tale of the visitors taking their very few chances and making it count. 

Seasiders:  Ben Punter, Joe Allum, Andy Crowe, Shane Forbes, Kristian Haighton, Josh Horton, MacAuley Howell, Lewis Owen, Will Ransom, Sam Segger, Lewis Smy.

Subs: Lee Burns, Donte Butler, Rory Porter, Alexander Prime ...  Lewis Main (Unused)