Loughborough Carillon drop first points of season
NOTTINGHAM PLAYERS 2ND XI 1 CARILLON 1ST XI 1
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.