by Peter Scherer
A 3-1 victory at Arnold Town last night has moved Mickleover Reserves into third place in the Central Midlands League Premier South Division.
It didn’t start too well for the young Mickleover side, when they conceded an early goal from striker Chambers.
But the striking power of Declan Brown and the return of last seasons top scorer Fin Barker, soon had Mickleover fighting back.
Barker had a shot deflected onto the post before Brown followed up to make it 1-1. But Barker was on the attack and fired a shot just over the bar as it remained even at half time.
Sports had been forced to make one change before the break, with Fin Ryder coming on for Owen Parr.
The home keeper was in for a busier second half and after a couple of chances and corners, he had to make a spectacular save from a Brown effort.
But it wasn’t long before Mickleover went ahead, with Ronnie Bonser making a clearance, allowing Barker to send Jack Leighton on the overlap. His telling cross then found Brown and it was 2-1.
It was another Leighton charge that set up Brown for his hattrick, to settle all three points in Mickleover’s favour at 3-1.
The Reserves at home to Cromford & Wirksworth on Saturday at 3pm. The first team are without a game, SP PAY THEM A VISIT!!
(Information contributed by Mickleover Reserves FC Twitter)