The Reserves enjoyed an emphatic afternoon at the TRICO Stadium, winning 7-0 with a superb hat trick from Randane Larmond securing a big 3 points and a clean sheet for the Reds.
The Reds got off to the perfect start, with Randane Larmond making it 1-0 after 2 minutes. After Liam Harding’s excellent pressure resulted in him nicking the ball off the opposing midfielder, he slid in Larmond who calmly chipped the ball over the keeper into the back of the net.
Ciccio Acheampong continued to display his talent, and cut inside to fire a powerful strike high into the net, to make it 2-0 after 17 minutes.
Randane Larmond continued his goal scoring form, bagging his brace in the 27th minute after converting a penalty clinically.
With no signs of letting up, the Reds counter attacked ruthlessly moments before half time, with Daniel Gyasi carrying the ball with pace and squaring it to Moises Dominguez who finished accurately to grab his first of the season and make it 4-0.
With the Reds firmly in the lead, they controlled large parts of the second half, and added their 6th in the 60th minute, with Daniel Gyasi whipping a superb free kick around the wall and into the bottom corner.
With the Reds cruising to an emphatic win, Randane Larmond completed his hattrick, nodding in a header from an excellent delivery from Mario De Sousa. The Reds did not stop there however, and won their second penalty of the game in the dying embers. Owen Hill stepped up and converted the penalty confidently to deliver the Reds the 3 points.
A ruthless performance from the Reds, full of goals and more importantly, a vital clean sheet.
A special mention to Mo Konteh, who was named on the bench for the First Team this afternoon!