Okeford United Reserves 3 - 2 Soccer FC

The Reserves worked hard to win only their second match of the season.  Right from the kick off the Reserves were passing and creating chances, the first came following a good passing move.  Chris Wareham crossed from the left, which was met by the sliding boot of teenager Richie Mason, who saw his effort come back off the cross bar.  Mason found himself in the same position five minutes later but this time he found the net to score his first goal for the club.

The visitors came back in the game and only a great save from Richie Young in the home goal kept the home side in front.  On the half hour the visitors were awarded a corner which was not dealt with by the home defence and the scores were level.  Before the break Okeford should have been level when Tony Wooldridge was clean through, only to put his shot in to the hands of the visitors’ keeper.

With the scores level at half time Okeford made a change with Josh Barnett being replaced by Dave Jennings.

The second half started with the Butterboys attacking from the start, but it was Soccer FC who scored the first of the half to take the lead, a shot from the left looked like it was going wide but finished in the bottom right hand corner.  Okeford pushed forward in attack, Wooldridge making good runs down the right hand side, but it was a cross from the left which resulted in the equaliser in the 68th minute, with Richie Mason getting his second of the match.

Okeford made a double substitution, Dan Sutherland for Chris Wareham, who had worked hard all game, and John Wareham replacing Nick Warren.

The home side thought they had scored the winner in the 85th minute through Wooldridge, only to be ruled out for offside.  They did get the winner in the second minute of injury time when Dave Jennings found himself in space to put his shot in the bottom left hand corner from twelve yards out, much to the delight of his fellow team members.  This win did not lift the team from the foot of the table, as other results prevented that, but it lifted the team spirit more.

GK Richard Young  
LB Tony Wooldridge  
CB Martin Webber  
CB Alex Wright  
RB Josh Barnett (Dave Jennings 45mins )
LM Chris Wareham (Dan Sutherland 73mins)
CM Simon Park  
CM Martin Adlem  
RM Stuart Antell  
ST Richie Mason    
ST Nick Warren (Jonny Wareham 73mins)
Sub Dan Sutherland  
Sub Dave Jennings  
Sub John Wareham