Codicote Reserves stay clear at the top with Hinton victory

PUBLISHED: 17:30 24 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:17 26 October 2009

Errol Reyner netted for Codicote Reserves

Errol Reyner netted for Codicote Reserves

Herts Senior County League Hinton Reserves 0 Codicote Reserves 2 CODICOTE Reserves overcame a strong Hinton side 2-0 on Saturday. The victory keeps them 12 points clear at the top of Reserve Division One. Adam Fisher s men chose to tackle the slope in t

Herts Senior County League

Hinton Reserves 0 Codicote Reserves 2

CODICOTE Reserves overcame a strong Hinton side 2-0 on Saturday.

The victory keeps them 12 points clear at the top of Reserve Division One.

Adam Fisher's men chose to tackle the slope in the first half and started brightly, passing the ball well and creating a couple of half chances.

The home side then started to get on top and made it difficult for Codicote to get out of their half.

A couple of fine saves from keeper Tom Wickes and some good last-ditch defending kept the score to 0-0, until slightly against the run of play Codicote took the lead on the half hour.

After some neat passing between the midfield, a ball out wide released striker James Bailey, who delivered an inch-perfect cross for strike partner Errol Reyner to power a header past the helpless keeper.

The second half was the reverse of the first with now Codicote using the hill to their advantage and putting the home team under constant pressure. They created numerous chances.

At 1-0, there was always that threat Hinton could snatch a result.

The introduction of the three subs - Paul Stagg, Dan Rollinson and Martin Farrar - pushed the game even further into Codicote's favour. They injected pace the tiring home back four struggled to deal with.

This was no more evident when with five minutes to go Farrar burst through and smash the ball past the keeper on his second attempt to seal the 2-0 win.

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