by Peter Scherer
Having received a walkover in the opening round of the Central Midlands League Buckingham Insurance League Challenge Cup, Mickleover Reserves visited Holbrook St Michaels in a second round tie.
Holbrook, currently seventh in the Black Dragon Badges Premier South Division table, proved to be tough opposition and led at half time 0-1 with a Cartwright goal.
Ethan Mann managed to level things during the second half, but Gianluca Gandola sealed it for the hosts after a lack lustre show from the Mickleover side.
It’s back to the league and the title chase on Saturday though, when the reserves are at home to top of the table Pinxton at the Don Amott Arena, kick off 3pm.