Loughborough Echo

Loughborou­gh Carillon drop first points of season



CARILLON 1st XI dropped their first points of the season away to a strong and vastly improved Players side.

The starting line up was a young one with a number of players given their opportunit­y to impress with a few players still on the side line.

It was Carillon who started the better and took the lead through the returning Tom Wood from a short corner.

The game then became scrappy with both sides attacking and defending in quick succession. Carillon were indebted to young keeper Euan Christie who kept the goal intact with a number of fine saves.

Unfortunat­ely, Christie could do nothing about the Nottingham equaliser as a short corner was deflected in off the stick of an unfortunat­e

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fter half time the young team continued to impress but just couldn’t find the killer touch in front of goal, although opportunit­ies were limited due to some strong Players defending.

Man of the match went to Steve Livingston­e for his continued driving runs and all round effort on pitch although a notable mention to Christie and the rest of the young back line who did well in the face of experience­d opposition.

Carillon 3rd XI were also in Nottingham but taking on Beeston 9th XI.

Shorn of numbers due to unavailabi­lity the team were thankful for a number of juniors who stepped up to play in the first men’s game.

Carillon started quickly and were 3-0 up before half time with Mike Oswell grabbing two goals and one for Alex Aldred.

The experience­d back line repelled the Beeston attacks and despite not adding to their tally in the second half Carillon comfortabl­y saw out the game for a good result on the road.

Carillon 2nd XI sadly had another walkover this time against Solihull Blossomfie­ld, while this does help the league position with a 5-0 win the lack of games is not good for the team or for others in the league.

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