Stickland United 2 - 7 Okeford United Reserves

The reserves got off to a great start in Division Three, winning their opening match for the first time in many years.

The Butterboys started well and created several chances, Chris Wareham coming the closest with a cracking shot which just curled past the post.  At the other end the home side were denied the lead when new keeper Lee Gray pulled off two superb saves from consecutive corners.  The home side took the lead following a good cross from the right, which was met with a diving header from Tom Haines, a goal worthy of a much higher standard of football.

The reserves hit back straight away with two quick goals.  The first coming from teenager Steve Pike with a good shot which the keeper failed to hold, then Chris Wareham moments later provided another finish too powerful for the keeper.

Stickland looked good in attack, but could not get past the visitors defence led by Steve Tweedie who was outstanding throughout the match.

The visitors led 4-1 at the break, with further goals from Simon Park, making his return to the club after a season away, and an own goal.

The attacking manner of the Reserves continued right from the start of the second half, killing the game off with further goals.  Chris Wareham adding to his first half goal made it 5-1, then another teenager got on the scoresheet when Nick Warren showed some good skill to score a great individual goal.  He then popped up ten minutes later to net again for a 7-1 lead.

Lee Gray in the visitors goal made two further outstanding saves, but was beaten for the second time to make the final score 7-2.

GK Lee Gray  
LB Stuart Antell  
CB Steve Tweedie  
CB Martin Webber  
RB Tony Wooldridge  
LM Simon Park   
CM Dave Jennings  
CM Steve Pike   
RM Tristian Brown  
ST Nick Warren    
ST Chris Wareham