Match Report - 11 Sep 2010, Borden Village FC Reserves beat KENNINGTON RES
With the first team without a fixture this game gave the 1st team manager Ian Jackson the opportunity to look at the potential of some of the youngsters that have signed for Borden this season. Res. team manager Mike Betts at this level still finding his feet included 1st team defender James Bonney who had just returned from holiday and needed a competitive game. Borden started brightly with new signing Matt Luckhurst looking lively up front and after 15 minutes he was left with time and space to tuck the ball away under the advancing keeper to put his team in front. On the half hour Luckhurst again was on target and Borden began to play with confidence Minutes before the break Luke Windeatt scored with an excellent strike from 25 yards to extend their lead even further. Following the break Borden came close on a number of occasions but good goalkeeping and missed opportunities denied them further goals. Borden’s Grant Groom was a constant threat to the opposition working tirelessly all afternoon playing a big part in helping to secure the points for Borden.
Afterwards Ian Jackson said he was pleased with what he saw and in particular the performance of the young players who have 1st team potential. Mike Betts and Jamie Ridley are to be congratulated on an excellent win and need to build on this to gain the confidence to take on the likes of Canterbury City Res. who they visit next week and are widely tipped to be a major force this season.
Later at the Beauty of Bath there was more good news for Borden as Jackie presented the treasurer with a substantial cheque which her and Kevin had managed to secure from a sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Borden Village FC Reserves 3 - 0 KENNINGTON RES ()