Thursday, 14 July 2016

Retford United 1 v High Green Villa 0 - PSF

Thursday 14th July 2016
Pre-Season Friendly
at the Jones & Co. Stadium, Cannon Park
Retford United (0) 1
Nathan Adams
High Green Villa (0) 0
Admission £5
Retford United:
Bennett, Shannon, Melvin, O'Connor, Fox, Sykes, Wisdom-Lockwood, Walker, Adams, Raby, Park
Subs - James, Carter, Sutton
High Green Villa:
The Badgers kicked off their delayed Pre-Season campaign with a line up that contained seven trialists, on a pitch that appeared to be in need of some tender loving care.
Darren Giovannetti, the newly installed joint first team manager said that the line up for Saturday's home game against Leon Sewell's Westella & Willerby will be very different to the one that turned out tonight, with as many as six or seven different players taking part.
Note: Saturday's game kicks off at 3.30pm.
It is great news to hear that Retford United will be having an Under 19 team again next season... and it's always a pleasure to catch up with my old sidekick Phil Hall, who will be their assistant manager.
Four of that U19 team played in tonight's game.
With a bit more sharpness in front of goal, the home side could have won more comfortably tonight against their Sheffield & Hallam County senior League (Division 1) opponents, while the south Yorkshire side gave a good account of themselves and created a few decent chances but suffered from a bout of profligate finishing.
Results don't matter yet, but it has been an intriguing pre-season so far, comparing the various methods that local teams are employing as they implement their preparations for the coming season.
Bring it on!
FT: Retford United 1 v High Green Villa 0