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Archived News from September 2004

7th September 2004 19:53

Forest Reserves 4 Stags Reserves 2
John Street for Stagsnet

Stags Reserves put in a strong display against there local rivals Forest at
the Wilford Training Complex this afternoon.

On a hot afternoon both sidesdisplayed some fine football and Stags were not
put in the shade by there local Coca Cola Championship neighbours.

However a defensive mix-up led to the first goal after about twenty minutes
and another followed within a few minutes as the back four was trying to establish there roles.

Highlights for the Stags in the first half was shots on target from Murray,
Williamson who had an excellent first half, and Lloyd which the goalie did
well to tip over the bar.

Murray, Curtis and Williamson worked hard in the midfield and controlled the
game well for Stags and Jones(D) and Lloyd did some fine inter-passing at times down the right.

The second half saw Stags fly at Forest and there consistent harrasing by
Murray, Curtis, and Williamson saw the Forest defence make an error which
opened up a chance for Marvin Robinson to fire the Stags first goal of the

Minutes later Lloyd wriggled free down the right and delivered a sweet cross
for Robinson to head home is second within minutes of being on the field.

However late on the Stags conceded two late goals when sloppy defending let Forest of the hook and give them a victory though deserved the Stags ought to have turned the screw upon getting back to 2-2 midway through the second half.

White, Jones(D), Eaton, Dimech, CurleT, Lloyd, Curtis, Murray,W illiamson, Tait, O'Neill

Subs Used: Robinson, Lonsdale, Macintosh, Parks


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