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COLTS 5-4 MINEHEAD RESERVES. MATCH REPORT: 22/10/16

Colts started well with a early goal on 8 minutes from Ben Evett after lovely link up play between the midfield and attacker’s. We looked sharp and in control of the game until 3 silly mistakes handed Minehead 3 easy goals in the 20th, 30th and 37th minute. After the second goal we looked over run in midfield with Tom Swateridge in battle with a midfield trio. Slum dog dug in and helped out. Half time 3-1. Colts made a instant change with Ross Udall replacing Matthew Harris to help Tom with his battle leaving Kurt up top on his own. After 15 minutes the changes came with Addy replacing Merry and going to a back 3, Joey in place of Kurt and the birthday boy in place of Tom. We then went to a 3-5-1 formation which paid off instantly with Joey heading on to set up Ben Evett for his 2nd on 50 mins. Ben converted his hat trick 15 minutes later after a gift from some poor Minehead defending and keeping. 3-3 heading into the last thirty. Then Minehead scored soon after. But the Colts never gave up and pressed from the front. Addys hard work paid off after putting pressure on to be gifted the ball to then take on the keeper 4-4 in the last 5 minutes. Ben’s heal was playing up so he gave way for Louis to give fresh legs after sitting out for 20 minutes which proved vital as he popped up with the winner in added time. Very pleased with the fight and battle from every single one of you. Still unbeaten in the league.

Andrew Springer & Carl Salter