Welwyn Garden City Reserves prevail in London Colney local derby

PUBLISHED: 14:14 22 December 2014 | UPDATED: 14:23 22 December 2014




Having seen WGC’s first team rack up five goals and a win to go top of Spartan South Midlands Division One at the weekend, Neil Draper’s reserves followed suit with an equally impressive win against local rivals London Colney on Saturday.

A fine Joe Brunt brace and individual strikes from Ade Osobu, Nathan Studholme and Jordan Tring, provided Draper’s men with a fine 5-2 victory against their local rivals, and thus leap-frogging them in the league table in the process.

Draper’s young son Harvey together with team captain Freddie Hester, lead the team out on the pitch and proved himself to be a natural ambassador shaking hands with the match day official and the London Colney squad before kick-off.

City found themselves 2-0 up through Brunt and Osobu, before the visitors pulled a goal back just before half time.

The visitors then scored two quick-fire goals to find themselves 3-2 up in this entertaining match.

This served to galvanize City as they rallied to score twice more, Brunt going in bravely to beat the visiting keeper to the ball and a fine finish from teenager Tring secured the win and three points for Drapers young side.

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