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Welwyn Garden City

Home of the "Citizens" - Established 1921

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Herns Way, Panshanger, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1TA

Manager Neil Draper went into Saturday's game with not only an extremely solid squad but on the back of a good 4-1 the week before in the cup , also with high optimism.

 

With Jamie Jackson taken ill in the warm up, the gloves were given to the very patient Freddie Hester.

 

The game was always going to be a very close affair with both sides shutting each other out with not only superb defending but some fine saves from both keepers.

 

WGC pressed hard in the first half, with some good interplay with new signing Levi Gunn and Ade Osubu up front nearly finishing with both strikers finding themselves on the score sheet only to see their efforts just drift wide.

 

WGC defence again carried on their excellent performances with Liam Tring, Jake Hoy, Dean Sadler & Savas Caliskan thwarting any Sun Sports attacks.

 

In the second half the game opened up slightly and again both teams pressed hard looking for the opening goal.

 

Draper bought on another new signing Bobby Dance who's effort within 5 minutes of being on the pitch was superbly tipped over the bar.

 

But the best save was yet to come when Sam James, Joe Price & Gunn linked well with the ball dropping to Gunn 20 yards out. His rifled shot was heading for the far corner but incredibly the Sun Sports keeper tipped it away for a corner.

 

Very cruelly for WGC in the 80th minute the only goal of the game did arrive when Jake Hoy was fouled near to his own corner flag but the referee failed to give a free kick and the Sun Sports player was allowed a cross into the penalty area where his team mate had the easiest of finishes.

 

Draper made his last substitutions to look for the equaliser but with no luck.

 

It was an extremely unfortunate result considering how well WGC had played.

Welwyn Garden City FC Reserves 0 - 1 Sun Sports Reserves