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Match Report  |  Graham Street Prims vs Gresley FC

Graham Street Prims  1
Scard 18
Gresley FC  3
Allen 12  |  McIntosh 20  |  Steadman 27

Pre-Season Friendly

Borrowash Road, Spondon

Monday, 30th July 2018, 3.00pm

Gresley Win At Prims

With just three pre-season games remaining including this one, Gresley manager Gary Norton was still without several senior players but saw the return of Dominic Allen and Alex Steadman. However, Norton gave Lucas Harrison and Dexter Morris-Clarke the night off following their inclusion in many of the previous games.

Prims started brightly in a proverbial game of two halves with Brad Scard’s lob flying just over the bar, but it was Gresley who struck first on 12 minutes. Awarded a free kick 22 yards out Allen scored his first goal for the club when he struck a superb ball which beat home keeper Andy Fretwell despite him getting a faint touch on the ball.

Prims still pressed forward and went close five minutes later with Jordan Lee firing a free kick narrowly wide.

Unfortunately, Gresley handed their hosts an equaliser on 18 minutes. A pass back to keeper Ben Allsop was a little short and Allsop tried to control the ball but his second touch put the ball at the feet of Brad Scard who had the simple task of stroking the ball into the unguarded net.

Gresley regained the lead within two minutes. A superb corner from the right by Brad Payne cleared the keeper and his defender and Jake McIntosh met the ball sweetly at the far post to tap home his first senior goal for the club.

Seven minutes later Gresley extended their advantage. A delightful ball through the Prims defence by Luke Morgan saw Steadman race forward before slipping the ball past the advancing Fretwell.

Gresley almost handed Prims a second goal when a slip from the defence provided Lee another chance but his low shot was deflected away for a corner.

There were many changes for both sides in the second half and the game became scrappy. Mitchell White was unlucky not to have grabbed his first senior goal with his first attempt going just wide and then connecting cleanly with Connor Ward’s corner only to see his effort cleared off the line.

The game fizzled out for the final ten minutes or so but Prims were a shade unlucky not to have made the final two minutes interesting when a corner from the left by Lee was volleyed superbly only to see the ball come back off the bar.

It was a useful work-out for both sides but also a frustrating one for Norton who is yet to field his full strength side with friendly games running out quickly.

Match Stats
Shots on Target 3 2
Shots off Target 4 2
Corners 5 4
Fouls Conceded 10 14
Yellow Cards 2 0
Red Cards 0 0
Possession (%) 52 48
Streaming Interview
Graham Street Prims
1 Andy Fretwell
2 Joe Hunt
3 Ryan Seale
4 Brandon Gwinutt (c)
5 Jordan Kelly
6 Olly Ball
7 Kurt Dallison
8 Kial Thurman
9 Brad Scard
10 George Lynman
11 Jordan Lee
12 James Allen
14 Sam Tozer
15 Liam Buckley
16 Ashleigh Griffiths
17 Jordan Leeming
18 Billy Roberts
Gresley FC
1 Ben Allsop
2 Cameron Steele
3 Harry Lansdowne
4 Jake McIntosh
5 Albert Lansdowne Yellow Card
6 Dominic Allen
7 Zack Hill
8 Bradley Payne
9 Eric Graves (c)
10 Alex Steadman
11 Luke Morgan
12 Conner Ward Yellow Card
14 Jamie Barrett
not used
15 James Hemmingway
16 Callum Jenkins
17 Mitchell White
18 Byron Musgrave (GK)
Other Match Info

Attendance: 30