Reds win in top of the table clash
It was first v. second in the top of the table clash.
The game was a tight affair in the first half with both teams cancelling each other out.
Macauley Sharp and Harry Bibby were working hard together up front. Eventually, Sharp was put through only for the Royal Oak keeper to pull off a fine save.
Twenty-five minutes in and in true Reds fashion fell behind when Royal Oak went down the right wing, played a ball into Reds penalty box and the Royal Oak striker placed it passed David Ousby the Reds keeper to open the scoring.
Ten minutes later, but for a great save from 'keeper Ousby, Reds would have been two down. The Royal Oak's striker got through the Reds defence and was one on one with Ousby but a fine save down to his right-hand side kept it at one-nil as the sides went in at half-time.
Into the second half and Reds came out playing a lot better, working well for each other. It wasn't long until Reds were level, a Luke Mitchell shot from 25 yards out that the keeper could not keep hold allowed Macauley Sharp to come in finish off from close range to level the scores.
Both teams playing some good football and the second half was a tight affair until man-of-the-match, Jordan Winthrop played a ball through to Macauley Sharp who dummied the ball, ran around the last Royal Oak defender and drilled the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
The Red youngsters started to look comfortable playing some good football but with ten minutes to go Royal Oak won a corner. The ball came into Reds penalty area and they struggled to deal with it and Royal Oak scored to level the score at two apiece.
Reds were still pushing for that elusive winner and with four minutes remaining, Cameron Harker played a ball up to Sharp, who took it down well and again found the back of the net making it three-two.
Royal Oak had a free kick with seconds to go but this came to nothing.
Pictured: Jordan Winthrop and Macauley Sharp