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Welwyn Garden City FC

Home of the "Citizens" - Established 1921

The BP Mitchell Stadium, Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1TA

WGC’s FC Development side took another long away trip in midweek - to Holmer Green - three days after travelling to Buckingham Athletic, on the previous Saturday, where they earned a 2-2 draw.


The Herns Lane side arrived as the floodlights failed, so at one point, it looked like their long trip might be in vain, as the game may be called off.


Happily, it proved a only temporary blip and after a slightly delayed kick off, WGC U-25’s side, including the returning Reggie Ross, were quick to open their account.


Great work from Yasir Rashid put Ross in to expertly chip the keeper putting the young Citizens 1-0 ahead.


Further good approach work from Brad Dimmock and Nathan Isherwood allowed Rashid to score with a thunderous strike from 25 yards, almost breaking the net, for 2-0.


The second half was much the same with one- way traffic towards the Holmer Green goal.


A Ross corner headed in by Rashid to make it 3-0 with his fifth goal in eight games, before an 89th minute penalty reduced arrears to 3-1.


But it wasn’t enough to stop the young Citizens picking up all three points and sending them sixth in the table.


Manager Russ Giblin commented: "It was a superb performance from so many. Jason Coughlan, Robbie Steedman, Jack Francis, Mitchell Popham, Yasir Rashid and Reggie Ross all did very well. Hopefully we can finish strongly with seven games remaining."


WGC U-25’s: Leslie, Rose, Evans, Caliskan, Coughlan, Steedman, Isherwood, Francis, Rashid, Dimmock, Ross.

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