Town Reserves traveled the short distance to take on Hill Street Reserves and gave a repeat of last weeks poor performance.
The game was a typical local derby with a lot of energy put in to closing down in the midfield, and tough tackling, but the quality of football was fairly poor.
Hill Street threatened with pace in behind, Town had most joy getting the ball into Irvine and Boyce but chances were few and far between.
The game changed when Glenn had to leave the game in the first half due to injury and this let the Hill Street midfield dominate the ball.
Hill Street scored twice before half time, a free header from a set piece and a finish after no Town player reacted to a quick free kick. From a Town point of view these were criminal goals to give away. 2-0 at half time.
For the second week running the half time instructions were to get the ball down and play the passing, attacking game that lads are capable of, and for the second week running it didn’t happen.
Half chances were created by Town, and Hill Street threatened with a pacey counter attack, in a half of football that was dominated by committed players and hard tackles.
Another well below par performance by a team capable of much more.
Team: Craig, Stokes (c), Freeburn, Carson, Bunting, Wing, Glenn, Trainor, Irvine, Devlin, Boyce. Subs: McIvor (Devlin), Winters (Glenn), Johnston