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Reserves - Match centre

St Andrews
Fakenham Town Football Club
Full time
J Harrison (8', 13', 65'), L Briggs (49')
Sat 8 Sep 14:00 - Cup

Reserves beat St Andrews 4-0 to advance to the next round of the Mummery Cup

More like the Reserves of last season, Harrison hat-trick

An excellent performance by the Reserves against a below par Premier Division St Andrews. Two goals by Joe Harrison in the first 13 minutes set the tone and it went on from there. For Harrison's first, he latched onto a long ball, advanced on the keeper and put the ball clinically into the net. A couple of minutes later he should have had a second when a superb Ian Bulley cross was delivered onto his head, but the ball went over the bar. This miss was more than attoned for when a Ryan Curtis cross from the right was vollyed by Harrison past the static keeper from 10 metres out. With the Reserves playing their best football of the season (and in front of the First Team Manager as well), they continued to dominate play all over the pitch with the back four of Andrew Skipper, Liam Forge, Danny Williams and Connor Daniels coping comfortably with the infrequent St Andrew attacks. The only danger was the ball bouncing up awkwardly on a bobbly surface which had both teams at times struggling for control. The midfield of Ryan Curtis, Dan Jarvis , Ian Bulley and Lloyd Briggs moved the ball around really well, with Bulley and Briggs continually breaking wide, putting in some excellent crosses but also tracking back to close down St Andrews players when they ventured forward. A comfortable 2-0 half-time lead was extended after 49 minutes when Lloyd Briggs received a cross from Harrison on the edge of the area and he drilled the ball past Owen in goal. Harrison completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute with a surprising turn of pace to beat a defender and flick the ball past the keeper. Just to show that they weren't just going to roll over, St Andrews almost scored when a shot from the edge of the area rebounded off the crossbar with Bates in the Fakenham goal beaten. Earlier on, they twice had the ball in the back of the net but both efforts were ruled out for offside. The last 20 minutes saw Fakenham introduce Matthew Wheeler and Alex Robinson in place of Briggs and Harrison. Wheeler almost made an immediate impression with a run into the area but a not very good effort on goal. Robinson also showed his potential with some excellent runs with defenders beaten but unable to apply the finishing touches to a couple of chances. After the recent run of poor performances, this was an excellent effort, more of last years team available but with Curtis, Skipper and Danny Williams showing they more than deserve their places as First Team squad members. Bates had an easy afternoon in goal but showed enough to be pushing Richard Bond for a place. With Reepham Town next on the league fixture list, this performance should kickstart the season. #COYG

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Key moments

8:00
Goal Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
13:00
Goal Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
49:00
Goal Lloyd Briggs scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
65:00
Goal Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Football Club

Highlights

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80:00 Sub Off
Ptak Przemyslaw is substituted off for St Andrews
80:00 Sub On
Lee Jones-Blankett is substituted on for St Andrews
71:00 Sub Off
Joe Harrison is substituted off for Fakenham Town Football Club
71:00 Sub On
Alex Robinson is substituted on for Fakenham Town Football Club
69:00 Sub Off
Lloyd Briggs is substituted off for Fakenham Town Football Club
69:00 Sub On
Matthew Wheeler is substituted on for Fakenham Town Football Club
65:00 Goal 0 - 4
Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
49:00 Goal 0 - 3
Lloyd Briggs scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
49:00 Sub Off
Andrius Bonkas is substituted off for St Andrews
49:00 Sub On
Mitchell McCardle is substituted on for St Andrews
End of period 1
29:00 Sub Off
Ryan Fisher is substituted off for St Andrews
29:00 Sub On
George Tallent is substituted on for St Andrews
13:00 Goal 0 - 2
Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
8:00 Goal 0 - 1
Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Football Club
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As it happened

  • St Andrews
  • Fakenham Town Football Club
  • 0
  • Joe Harrison Goal 8:00'
  • Joe Harrison Goal 13:00'
  • Ryan Fisher Sub Off 29:00'
  • George Tallent Sub On 29:00'
  • Andrius Bonkas Sub Off 49:00'
  • Lloyd Briggs Goal 49:00'
  • Mitchell McCardle Sub On 49:00'
  • Joe Harrison Goal 65:00'
  • Lloyd Briggs Sub Off 69:00'
  • Matthew Wheeler Sub On 69:00'
  • Joe Harrison Sub Off 71:00'
  • Alex Robinson Sub On 71:00'
  • Ptak Przemyslaw Sub Off 80:00'
  • Lee Jones-Blankett Sub On 80:00'

Team selection

Bates, Lewis Bates, Lewis
Skipper, Andrew Skipper, Andrew
Forge, Liam Forge, Liam
Bulley, Ian Bulley, Ian
Williams, Danny Williams, Danny
Daniels, Connor Daniels, Connor
Briggs, Lloyd Briggs, Lloyd
Jarvis, Daniel Jarvis, Daniel
Darby, Ben Darby, Ben
Harrison, Joe Harrison, Joe
Curtis, Ryan Curtis, Ryan
Fakenham Town Football Club
St Andrews
  • 1. Martin Owen
  • 2. Finn Kelly
  • 3. Andrius Bonkas
  • 4. Daniel Cushion
  • 5. Oliver Hutt
  • 6. Sam Tinkler
  • 7. Ryan Fisher
  • 8. Jamie Jones-Blankett
  • 9. Fionn Godwin-Wright
  • 10. James Taylor
  • 11. Ptak Przemyslaw
  • 12. Mitchell McCardle
  • 13. Lee Jones-Blankett
  • 14. George Tallent

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