LTHC Men’s 3rd XI 0 vs Derwent Men’s 1st XI 2

MRHA T2 – East Midlands 1

Saturday 9th March 2019

Despite a lacklustre warm up Loughborough Town Men’s 3rd XI started out well against Derwent, a team that Town had only narrowly lost too earlier in the season. Some well-placed passes out from the defence by MOM Rory Cook allowed for some good build up play through the midfield which was glad to have Nathan Hunt re-joining its ranks after a few weeks absents. However a relentless barrage of aerials meant Derwent eventually managed to put one away to put them in the lead 1-0.

The chance to quickly equalise from a short corner was undone due to an overly keen stick stop by DOD Lawrie Bayne which meant Liam Brown’s deflection was disallowed.

Despite going down to 10 men for 2 minutes (green card) Town continued to produce chances with Ross and Gutteridge coming tantalizingly close to an equalizer.  Undeterred Town continued to press the attack. Derwent also had chances in the first half but were kept out for the most part by Mark Dalby and some controversial defending by Captain Peter Hayes.

Town started very strong in the second half, good link up plays by midfielder Charlie Reynolds and close marking was causing Derwent to become very vocal with each other. This allowed for some progressive moves up the wings by Nathan Byrne and Brown, coupled with good running from the forwards Jono Griffiths, George Gutteridge and Tommy Ross, which lead to some good chances early in the second half. With only one sub however, mistakes began to slip in and a counter attack from Derwent led to another goal making it 2-0 which was the score at the final whistle.

Town now look to Coalville Men’s 2nd XI away next week in search of an important win.

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