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Match Report  |  Gresley FC vs Barwell FC

Gresley FC  2
Trialist 5  |  Philips 15
Barwell FC  0

Pre-Season Friendly

The Moat Ground, Church Gresley

Tuesday, 8th August 2017, 7.30pm

Gresley Finish With A Win

Gresley finished their pre-season with a win at the Moat Ground against Evo-Stik Premier side Barwell. With players away home manager Damion Beckford-Quailey made changes with a start given to Reserve team defender James Hemmingway. Fellow reserve teamer Harry Hughes was given a place on the bench.

Two new signings Jason Law and Louis Danquah, both youth loans from Mansfield Town, were also named in the starting eleven. Back in goal for the first half was recent signing Brendan Bunn.

On a wet and cold evening, Gresley made the perfect start taking the lead on 5 minutes. Danquah made a good run down the left and put a low cross into the box which was smashed into the net by a trialist.

Barwell went close to getting back on terms five minutes later but former Moatman Courtney Meade flashed his shot across the face of Bunn's goal.

Gresley doubled their lead on 15 minutes from a well struck free kick. A foul on the edge of the 18-yard box was converted by Sean Philips whose perfectly placed shot found the top near corner with visiting keeper Liam Castle well beaten.

Barwell's Owen Story had two glorious opportunities to at least claw one goal back before halftime. First, he blazed a shot over the bar from a good position but his second chance was well saved by Bunn as Story ran through in on goal.

Both sides made chances at the break and it was Barwell who made the first chance of the second half but Nigel Julien's low strike was well saved by Bunn. It was then the turn of Gresley to carve out a chance with Ash Day having his shot at the near post saved by substitute keeper Max Smith-Varnam.

Barwell were having more of the ball but were failing to get the better of the home defence. A long range low shot from Ryan Robbins was comfortably dealt with by Gresley substitute keeper Rob Peet while at the other end fellow substitute Harry Hughes burst into the area but his show went wide of the near post.

Robbins had the last chance of the night hitting a shot on the turn wide of the post.

Streaming Interview
Gresley FC
1 Brendan Bunn
2 Jamie Barrett (c)
3 Josh Egginton
4 James Hemmingway
5 Lucas Harrison
6 Sean Philips
7 Ash Day
8 Jason Law
9 Trialist
10 Matt Melbourne
11 Louis Danquah
12 Harry Hughes
14 Cosmas Matwasa
15 Danny Campbell
16 Jon Stevenson
17 Keiran Cronin
18 Dexter Morris-Clarke
19 Rob Peet (gk)
Barwell FC
1 Liam Castle
2 Jake Whitmore
3 Eddie Nisevic
4 Cameron Gilchrist
5 Liam Kay
6 Lee Hildreth
7 Owen Storey
8 Nigel Julien
9 Matt Stenson
10 Jorrin John
11 Courtney Meade
12 Ethan Delaney
13 Max Smith-Varnam
14 Ryan Robbins
15 Mikey Turner
16 Guy Hadland
Other Match Info

Referee: Roy Faunch