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Match Report  |  Gresley FC vs Mickleover Sports

Gresley FC  3
Day 30  |  Jarvis 45  |  Trialist 77
Mickleover Sports  1
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Pre-Season Friendly

The Moat Ground, Church Gresley

Saturday, 15th July 2017, 3.00pm

Gresley Get First Friendly Win

Gresley played their second pre-season friendly and their first at the Moat Ground and finished with a three-one win over Mickleover Sports.

Both sides made changes as is the custom for these early games and it was the visitors who had the first chance with Alex Brown firing just past the far post.

Gresley's first chance came when Tom Manship whipped a free kick into the box but Alvin Jarvis headed wide if the far post.

Matt Melbourne went close firing a shot across the face of the goal from the right. Gresley then saw a shot fly over the bar.

The Moatmen took the lead on the half hour mark with a long ball which caught Sports' defence out and new signing Ash Day kept his cool to lift the ball over the advancing keeper and into the net.

They doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time when Manship's free kick from the left was headed back across the goal to Jarvis who duly head home.

Sports went close within five minutes of the start of the second half. Adam Baskerville did well to get a shot in at the far post and the Gresley trialist goalkeeper managed to grab the ball before it crossed the line.

The visitors didn't have long to wait to reduce the deficit when a cross from left was headed home from the centre of the box.

Gresley reacted almost immediately with Jarvis's shot blocked on the edge of the area and the rebound from Tom Manship held by the Sports keeper under the bar.

Sports were now having the better of the game and they went close again when a cross from the left saw a flicked headed come back off the far post.

Gresley regained their two goal margin with a fine move. The hard-working Melbourne made his way down the right before laying the ball into the area where a trialist hit a good shot to beat the keeper.

With just a couple of minutes remaining Sports went close to reducing the deficit again with John McGrath hitting a cracking shot but the Gresley keeper was up to the task and made a fine save to deny him.

Streaming Interview
Gresley FC
1 Brendan Bunn
2 Matt Roome
3 Josh Egginton
4 Alvin Jarvis
5 Jamie Barrett (c)
6 Trialist
7 Ash Day
8 Tom Manship
9 Marley Hamilton
10 Matt Melbourne
11 Lucas Harrison
12 Zacky Evans
14 Trialist
15 Trialist
16 Trialist
Mickleover Sports
1 Alex Roughton
2 Jordan Gilhooly
3 Alex Brown
4 John McGrath
6 Ben Turner
7 Reece Horne
9 Clinton Morrison
10 Adam Baskerville
11 Jake Dickinson
15 Aaron Cole
16 Morgan Williams
12 Liam Walshe
not used
14 Pablo Mills
not used
17 Albert Lansdowne
18 Jake Smith
19 Connor ??
20 William Norcross
21 Max Bennett (GK)
not used
22 Tyreece Robinson
Other Match Info

Attendance: 129