Reserves Pre Season Friendly
Harworth Colliery (1) 4
Neil Heaybourne 24, Andy Webb 65, 79, 86 pen
Scotter United (1) 1
Steve Bradley 3
On a bobbly surface that would benefit from a a downpour of Biblical proportions, for seven days and seven nights, both sides did their level best to play controlled and passing football.
Neil Heaybourne finished off a good set piece manoeuvre down the left flank, when he cut inside the Scotter penalty area a fired home a quality angled strike from 12 yards out.
HT - 1-1
Tony Garner and David Baum both had good chances to put the home side ahead, but the ball was sitting up awkwardly on the rock hard surface and neither of them succeeded in keeping the ball on target.
|A stretch, a yawn and a 21 minute hat trick. Crap shorts though.|
Scott Hardman sent Danny Siddall on a run deep into Scotter territory, Danny, in turn, laid the ball off to David Baum who shot narrowly wide.
Alas, this evening 'Baumy' was destined to be a giver, not a taker.
Danny Siddall, looking lively since being introduced from the bench, took advantage of a defensive slip to cue David Baum up, but as the ball bulged the back of the net, the linesman's flag was up and the goal was ruled out.
|'Big Mikey' in the visitors goal|
Possibly the 4-1 margin of victory was a bit harsh on the visitors, who'd dashed over from work to Bircotes to make the early kick off, because they had given Tez Griffin's team a decent workout with their understrength side. That said there were several stand out performances from the Harworth 2nds tonight, who showed the first teamers that they cannot afford to be complacent, with a string of decent players in reserve, ready to step up to the mantle if required.
FT - Harworth Colliery 4 v Scotter United 1
Harworth Colliery Reserves start their league campaign at Belper Town on Saturday 7th September.