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RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC
RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC
Away | 16 August 2016 | Attendance: 189
RUSHALL Olympic picked up their first win of the season with a deserved 2-0 victory at Mickleover Sports.
It was a bright start by Rushall who went close within the opening couple of minutes when Brad Lawley fired just over from a corner and then Josh McKenzie seized upon a mistake by the home defence only to be denied by the ‘keeper who recovered well to block Alex Reid’s follow-up.
The Pics continued to enjoy the majority of possession as the half went on without being able to find a way through the home rear-guard.
There was a chance for Lawley on the half-hour mark when an inviting cross from Aris Christophorou fell into his path but he was denied by the ‘keeper.
The opening goal finally arrived for The Pics right on the stroke of half-time when a free-kick from Jordan Fitzpatrick was delivered perfectly onto the head of Reid who made no mistake.
Chances were at a premium in the second period but with an hour gone, a positive break by Reid ended with his powerful drive well saved.
A mistake by the ‘keeper presented Reid with his second goal on 75 minutes as he failed to deal with a back-pass and The Pics’ man capitalised to double the advantage and give John Allen’s side their first three points of the campaign.
MICKLEOVER SPORTS: King, Bennett, Turner, McGrath, Mills, Burgin, Dales (Grocott 55), Broadhead, Baskerville (Matinyaeze 89), Litchfield (Minott 65), Schofield. Subs not used: Sims, Tolley.
RUSHALL OLYMPIC: Veiga, Christopherou, Martin, Forde, Eze, Kettle, Walters, Lawley, McKenzie (Diop 83), Fitzpatrick (Bottomer 80), Reid. Subs not used: Yafai, Whittall, Gayle.
YELLOW CARDS: Walters, Eze
GOALS: Reid (2)
Starting Line Up
SERIGNE MOR DIOP