Brown Goal Earns Reserves Away Point

by Peter Scherer (Information provided from Mickleover Reserves Twitter)

A second half goal from Declan Brown secured a point for Mickleover Reserves, as they made the short trip to face Central Midlands League Premier Division South newcomers Derby Singh Brothers.

After the first minutes had been end to end, both sides had half chances after defensive mistakes.

But Sports got going and began to use both wings effectively, with Fin Ryder just about to take the first real shot, before a defender intercepted.

After the hosts hit the bar, Elliott tried a long range shot for Sports just over the bar. There were a couple more chances for Mickleover, before Singh Bros got a break. Zak Sandhu gave away a free kick, but although it split the wall, it was wide of the post.

Brown had a shot saved after an excellent build up down the right and then the first substitution was made with Ryan McKeever-Atkins on for Elliott.

But Sports finished the first half strongly with the keeper saving an Owen Parr header from a Jack Leighton cross to earn a corner, before Brandon Ferron put his shot straight at the keeper.

It was a bright start to the second half too as Ryder cut through the home defence and had his shot saved, before McKeever-Atkins fired the rebound over.

Mickleover had started to control the midfield more and after Ronnie Bonser had set up a break, Brown was then in space to collect and made it 1-0.

Keeper Bill then set up another positive move, with Charlie Rock, Sandhu and Bonser, before Brown found McKeever-Atkins who just failed to get a final shot in.

But it was soon 1-1 when Rock gave away a penalty and Singh Bros converted the spot kick.

Dean Ironmonger and Jayden Cozens came on and immediately combined, but failed to test the home keeper with the final effort.

Cozens got late break too, but a last ditch tackle from a home defender saved the day and despite a few more chances before the final whistle, they failed to convert and it remained level pegging.

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