Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Reds beat club colleagues Stripes

PUBLISHED: 07:07 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:26 26 October 2009

SHERRARDSWOOD & Birchwood Rangers Under-11s Reds defeated club colleagues S&B Rangers Stripes 6-3 with a spirited and fighting performance. An easy early season defeat of S&B Stripes saw an overconfident Reds shocked by two early goals from the Stripes p

SHERRARDSWOOD & Birchwood Rangers Under-11s Reds defeated club colleagues S&B Rangers Stripes 6-3 with a spirited and fighting performance.

An easy early season defeat of S&B Stripes saw an overconfident Reds shocked by two early goals from the Stripes' pacy centre forward.

On 10 minutes Steve Dodd pushed the ball right, allowing the pace of Tommy Dolan on the wing to easily beat the defence and his well-placed pull back from the byline saw Danny Sitton slot home Reds' first.

The Dolan threat continued and five minutes later his strength on the ball saw him burst through the defence, his cleanly struck missile finding the top corner just wide of the keeper's outstretched fingers and equalising for Reds.

Dolan slotted home his second minutes later, closing the scoring for the first half.

Despite strong defending from Toby Daley and Coleman during the first half and some brave keeping from Zak Tooth, Stripes' centre forward used his strength to equalise just after half-time.

Reds' continued to fight back.

The silky skills of Danny Sitton posed difficulties for Stripes on the left.

But it was his combination with Dolan again that saw Reds take the lead.

With Reds' defence closing down the Stripes' threat, it was the midfield that rounded off the scoring.

A short corner to the edge of the box saw Mitchell Warren finding the top corner and Dodd completed the scoring with a well-placed push from short range.


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