The Reserves returned from the Christmas Break under new manager Karl Addis, to suffer a heavy 7-3 defeat at the hands of Cadbury Athletic.

The Reds started brightly, with Daniel MacDonald-Taylor converting from the spot in the 5th minute to secure an early lead. However, the visitors struck back twice in the 29th and 40th minutes to go into half time with a 2-1 lead.

Cadbury maintained their clinical form in front of goal, and converted a 3rd in the 50th minute to make it 3-1.

A bright debut from Randane Larmond was topped off with a goal in the 60th minute, making the score 3-2. The comeback was short lived however, with the visitors running riot for the remaining half, scoring 4 in the following 13 minutes to take the game far beyond the Reds’ reach.

Mo Konteh struck back with a diving header in the 90th minute, providing a late consolation goal for the Reserves.

A disappointing return to action for the Reserves. Despite the result however, it is an exciting time with new boss Karl Addis looking to freshen up the side and continue the development of some of our most promising talents.