Reserves defeat Bere Regis

This was an excellent performance from the Reserves from start to finish against a very useful Bere Regis side.

With players absent from both teams three signings were done pre match, two of these went straight in to the team.  The match was fairly even for the first twenty minutes, until the visiting keeper made an error when he threw the ball out which was intercepted by Tony Wooldridge who chested the ball down while at full speed, progressed in to the box and fired past the keeper.

The second goal of the first half again came from Tony Wooldridge who was put through and cut in from the right and fired a shot which came off the post travelled across the goal to the other post before crossing the line.

Good work from Jonny Wareham and Sam Pike in midfield kept the visitors at bay for the rest of the half.

The second half started much the same as the first; Martin Adlem and Sadik Ali were both put though on goal but their shots went wide.  The visitors pulled a goal back on the hour when a low cross from the right was fired home from 10 yards out.

The home side did not panic and kept going, Sadik Ali with a good shot produced the save of the match from the visiting keeper.

Jamie Waller was replaced on 70 minutes through injury but had made an excellent debut for the club.  Okeford’s defence, who had played well throughout, held the visitors very well and it was right back John Mitchell who was involved with the third goal with an excellent ball though to Sadik Ali who netted the third.

The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 80th minute when their captain who had earlier been booked for swearing was sent off for committing the same offence.  The good performance was rounded off in the last minute when Ali cut in from the right and slotted past the keeper.  Man of the match was a hard choice following an all round team effort.

GK Lee Gray  
LB Tristian Brown  
CB Stuart Antell  
CB Alex Wright  
RB John Mitchell  
LM Jamie Waller (Jordan Bath, 70mins)
CM Jonny Wareham  
CM Sam Pike  
RM Tony Wooldridge  
ST Sadik Ali  
ST Martin Adlem  
Sub Jordan Bath