A great second half performance from the Reds earns victory
Reds were going into this game away to Silloth Albion knowing this would be their toughest test to date in the league.
They were also looking forward to the test as confidence was high.
The game got underway and straight from the start, the Reds were under a lot of pressure.
Silloth were playing well, passing the ball quickly through their midfield and causing the Reds' defence a lot of problems. Reds' keeper David Ousby was called into action with some early saves.
After 10 minutes, yet again Reds went one-nil down when the Silloth striker broke through the Reds defence and placed the ball into the net.
Five minutes later and Silloth doubled their lead from a corner which caused confusion with Reds' defence and the keeper with the ball going directly into the goal.
Reds went three-nil down after 30 minutes in a half which Silloth were much the better side and looked to be in complete control.
In the last ten minutes of the first half, the Reds U18s started to wake up and created a few half chances but these came to nought.
The Reds started the second half making a few changes in formation and with substitutes coming on for the Reds.
The Reds started well and it wasn’t long until Luke Mitchell got onto a great cross and placed the ball past the keeper to pull a goal back.
Mitchell was in action again with another good ball coming in but this time his effort hit the post.
Reds were on the up and it was Luke Mitchell who got Reds second goal eighteen minutes into the second half. Coming in from the left side, he shot past the Silloth keeper to get within a single score.
Even though Reds were looking to get the equaliser, Silloth still had their chances, but Ousby again pulled off some great saves to keep the Reds in the.
The equaliser did come, Luke Mitchell became provider playing the ball to Leo Holliday, who broke down the left side and firing the ball into the bottom right hand side of the net with another good finish.
Unbelievably, the Reds kept going and with ten minutes left in the game took the lead when twenty five yards out and the ball coming at him head height, Macauley Sharp attempted an over head kicked that sailed over the Silloth keeper and into the net.
A great goal that would deserve to win any game.