The Reserves gave their chances of snatching the runners-up spot the world of good with a great 3-2 victory of Lutterworth Athletic this afternoon. Their chances were helped by defeats for both Desborough Town and Whitworth today, although Rothwell Corinthians have a game in hand, a better goal difference and lie three points behind us, so although it is technically in their hands, the two sides meet at Sargents Lawn next Saturday. This means that should we beat Olney at home on Tuesday night, that match will decide who takes second spot.
Today we took the lead on the stroke of halftime through Joe Shanley and the same player doubled the lead five minutes after the restart. Ben Garratt saved a penalty, but Atho followed it up to pull one back. Elliot O'Reilly struck to restore the two goal advantage, but a late goal from Lutterworth made it a nervous finale for the Cooks.
Cooks team; 1. Ben Garratt 2. Ben Avery 3. Lee Haines 4. Liam Stone (c) 5. George Barnell 6. Dan Stevenson 7. Reece Sweeney 8. Charlie Hynam 9. Sean Nicholson 10. Joe Shanley 11. Elliott O'Reilly. Subs 12. Elliott Bartley 14. Ross Garlick 15. Jacob Cox 16. Lewis Galpin 17. Jack Bartley.
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