A Glovers XI beat Sherborne Town 3-0 this afternoon, the goals scored by Dale Williams and a brace from Luciano Alvares. Ciderspace forum regular Shmoggie saw the match and sent us this report:
Although I am a LS and an ST [eh? - Ciderspace ed.], I opted for a 10 minute cycle rather than a 5 hour coach journey and arrived just before kick-off. I prefer to arrive much earlier, but made the mistake of taking a sudoku puzzle to the bathroom mid-morning and I took a long time to work out a number 2. The pedal up plum pud hill must have taken its toll, as I was dismayed to be only charged as a concession!
The surroundings were idyllic Dorset, but I dare say quite a contrast to the adrenaline rush of Oldham or Huish Park. The well-scrubbed-up young ladies who usually make their “hello boys” parade around the pitch were replaced by 2 blue-haired old ladies who had possibly mis-interpreted directions from coach to tea shop. Was it really a training workout for some 1st team players or a lesson in humility for some who splash out their early contract cash on a pair of flash boots? For those who have not been to The Terraces, you can wander all the way round the pitch, with progress only impeded by those curious about my homemade “access all areas” badge.
Lockwood, Rose, Harrold, Reed, Williams, Baker and Cullingford all started, with Alvares who seemed keen to impress. Rose in midfield was sporadic, Gavin McCallum showed good composure, but it was Reed who impressed with his vision and telling through balls, Lockwood who was very solid and dependable at the back and Harrold who continues to improve, who looked the only contenders for a 1st team chance. The half was really a midfield battle with little fluidity and the shots from long range enabled the Sherborne keeper to display his ability. Alvares looked a little lightweight. Credit to Sherborne for defending well and they could have gone in front with a shot into the side netting.
Second half was again a midfield contest until Dale Williams ran on to a good through ball and confidently slotted past the keeper after 70 mins. On 75 mins a good cross form the left wing by Gavin McCallum was neatly headed in by Luciano Alvares for 0-2 and this led to a peppering of the Sherborne goal. The 3rd goal was the best, with Williams dribbling into the box from the right wing before laying off to Alvares who scored his 2nd. Alvares was more in the game now and showing relatively good pace and fitness. Good work by him, linking up with sub No.14 brought an excellent save by the Sherborne keeper, who will have enjoyed his day, in spite of losing 0-3.
Man of the match: Steven Reed, showing vision, pace, good through balls, accurate passing and composure to put up with numerous niggling “tackles” when many would have lost it.
Crowd: about 80
Team: Danny Barker, Stephen Reed, Matty Pitcher, Jake Smeeton, Adam Lockwood, Richie Cullingford, Gavin McCullum, Michael Rose, Dale Williams, Luciano Alvares, Matt Harrold.
Subs used: Tom Warren for Matty Pitcher (59 mins), Jamie Barber for Richie Cullingford (76 mins), Bradley Bryant (81 mins).
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