Hard fought win for the Reserves

Ahead of the game a minutes silence was held for former junior coach and life member Keith Parry who passed away earlier in the week. Keith’s son Stephen and son in law Matthew led the teams out and a sizeable contingent of former players and committee men also took the field to remember and honour Keith.

The Reserves went on to defeat Goytre United 5-3, after an even start Lido took control going into a 3-0 lead. Steve Morris scored following a free kick on 22 minutes. Ben Keen doubled the lead on 26 minutes and a minute later Morgan Gardner made it three. Goytre pulled one back on the stroke of half time through Luke Griffiths. Leading scorer Michael McCalmon restored the three goal advantage beating the offside trap to slot the ball in on 50 minutes. Goytre with the benefit of a strong wind spent a lot of time in the Lido half and Nathan Davies netted on 54 minutes. Rory Healy saw his penalty saved on 77 minutes and three minutes later Callum Dougal was sent off for a second yellow card. Michael McCalmon seemed to make the game safe on 82 minutes with a chip from outside the box giving the keeper no chance. However, Goytre had other ideas and Matthew Jones netted a third on 87 minutes to set up a nervy final couple of minutes.