Gillespie’s strike fires side to first win of the season
KIDMORE END/THE MOD RESERVES won their first Premier Division match of the season on Sunday as
KIDMORE END/THE MOD RESERVES won their first Premier Division match of the season on Sunday as they defeated RICHFIELD ROVERS RESERVES 3-2 at Gallowstree Common.
The hosts bossed the match throughout despite being pegged back twice.
Patrick Gardner fired the home side into the lead with a shot from 20 yards. The visitors levelled again before Gardner netted his second of the game to restore his side’s advantage.
Richfield Rovers Reserves equalised once more and with 10 minutes of the match remaining Josh Gillespie fired home the winner with a shot from 25 yards that beat the keeper and nestled into the top corner of the net.
HENLEY TOWN AFC made it two wins out of two as they won 4-2 at PARK VILLA in Division 3 East.
The visitors started the match slowly and went 2-0 down early on. However, two goals from Leon Mannion in the last five minutes of the half ensured honours were even at half-time.
Henley made changes at half time with George Chaplin coming into the midfield which changed the game with some good passing and attacking play throughout the second half between Kieran Butler, George Chaplin, Aaron Brittain and Thomas Carpenter dominating the possession which resulted in several scoring opportunities.
The visitors took the lead when Mannion turned provider with a drilled through ball releasing Brittain who finished calmly.
Henley continued to pressure with Mannion completing his hat-trick to put the visitors 4-2 up.
Park Villa put Henley under pressure for the last 10 minutes but the defence, led by Jack Beales, kept the hosts at bay.