Reserves turn on the style in final home game of the season
SCARVA’S reserve side produced an impressive performance in their final home game of the season.
The home side had a cutting edge in attack and worked hard throughout the game, both with and without possession.
They broke the deadlock in the early stages after neat play on the right wing by Andrew Boyce and a dangerous cross from Wayne Jordan, which was slotted home from close range by Kris Heron.
The visitors equalised a short time later with a venomous free kick and Rangers goalkeeper Alan Hammond made an exceptional save when the visitors seemed certain to score.
Stephen Hendron was a growing source of trouble for the visiting defence and fired a low shot wide of the target before putting his side back in front later in the half.
Hendron capitalised on a defensive mistake and weaved his way into the heart of the Seagoe penalty area before stroking the ball low into the net.
Wayne Jordon hammered the ball against the corner of the Seagoe goal in the early stages of the second half as the hosts went in search of a third goal.
It arrived a short time later when Hendron’s powerful shot was pushed onto the crossbar by the Seagoe keeper and Andrew Boyce reacted swiftly to fire into the unguarded net.
Less than five minutes later the deficit was reduced to a single goal when Seagoe Reserves scored a headed goal and the destiny of the three points once again seemed uncertain.
Rangers’s two goal cushion was restored with a moment of inspiration from Noel Hamilton whose clever back heel flick bamboozled the visiting keeper and ended up in the back of the net.
Heron fired a shot just over the crossbar and at the other end Hammond made another fine save to prevent the visitors from mounting a late comeback.
Best for Scarva Rangers Reserves – Stephen Hendon produced a lively attacking display, Ernie Hammond one of aerial dominance at the heart of the home side’s defence while Andrew Boyce’s encouraging performance bodes well for the future.