at the Jones & Co. Stadium, Cannon Park
Retford United (0) 1
High Green Villa (0) 0
Bennett, Shannon, Melvin, O'Connor, Fox, Sykes, Wisdom-Lockwood, Walker, Adams, Raby, Park
Subs - James, Carter, Sutton
High Green Villa:
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