by Peter Scherer
First team regulars Phil Watt and Dec Bacon once again joined a mainly Academy based line-up at Borrowash last Friday, when Mickleover FC faced FC Ingles in the Don Amott Spring Cup.
It was five minutes into the game when Mickleover went ahead. Bobby Battisson picked the ball up and played it to Jacob Edge-Lucas, playing at wing back, his cross was met by Bacon 1-0,
Three minutes later it was George Atwal scoring his first senior goal. Having seen the Ingles keeper off his line, he placed a 40 yard chip over his head into the empty and welcoming net. 2-0.
It wasn’t all Mickleover though and Sports Keeper Fin Bowen had to pull off a great save to deny an Ingles striker in the 13th minute, before the visitors had another chance but wasted a free kick.
Battisson then earned a free kick for Sports after 22 minutes, but Bacon’s effort was just wide of the post.
Watt and Will Robinson had stayed solid at the back, which freed up Edge-Lucas and Satchwell on the wings. But Ingles managed to pull one back to go into half time 2-1.
Into the second half Louis Pennington added a third for Mickleover over 55 mins and was later subbed to give Ethan Mann a run out.
The next game is May 5th at Gresley Rovers.