With no first team action this Saturday it was time for the reserves to take centre stage as they took on second placed Afc Bentley at “The Avenue”.
They made the most of the spotlight by racing into a 3-0 lead courtesy of a well taken Daniel O’Donnell freekick which sailed into the top corner in the seventh minute. the lead was doubled eight minutes later when Liam Vardy rose in the box to meet Jack Turnbulls cross from the right, and a solo effort from Tyla Bell in the twenty sixth minute after robbing the right full back before moving into the box and rifling a shot into the bottom corner.
Two long range cross/shots from Jack Turnbull and Bradley Johnston almost put the game beyond the home side afterwards, but then Staveley stopped doing the things that had gotten them into such commanding position and they allowed Bentley back into the game and by half time they had made a game of it with Bradley Maddison scoring firstly after pouncing on a defensive mistake, then stabbing home after an brilliant solo run down the byline had gotten him to within striking range.
HT:AFC Bentley 2 – 3 Staveley MW Reserves
The second half was all about digging in to repel the inevitable onslaught from the home side which despite some scares along the way they managed to…just.
Final Score: AFC Bentley 2 – 3 Staveley MW Reserves
Our Reserves are now nicely poised in fourth place just seven points off the top two with games in hand to boot! and their next game is on Saturday 13th January and they face another tough test against the league leaders Harworth Colliery in a 3pm kick off.
Adults:£2 Concessions:£1 and Under 16s:free.