The Reds U18 Floodlit side ran out 2-1 victors over Stourport Swifts in their final home game of the season after a Mo Konteh brace seen them over the line.
The Reds welcomed Stourport Swifts to the TRICO Stadium in the final home game of the season and the penultimate game of the season. After previously suffering a heavy 7-1 defeat to Stourport Swifts, the Reds were determined to perform much better this time out.
Early signs in the match suggested it was to be a much tighter affair this time. Despite Callum Hall and Mo Konteh testing the keeper from range, the Reds were unable to break the deadlock and went into half time level.
The second half continued in the same manor as the first, as a very cagey affair, with neither team able to get the upper hand. However, the visitors did step it up, and keeper Adam Hancox was called into action multiple times, pulling off some spectacular saves to keep the match level. The shot stopper also displayed excellent judgement and speed off his line on many occasions, in what was undoubtedly one of his finest performances this season.
The Reds continued to plug away, and finally broke the deadlock in the 70th minute, when Mo Konteh fired home a bullet header to make it 1-0 and send the crowd it raptures!
Moments later, Konteh found himself in again, taking the ball round the keeper only to be Brought down for a penalty! The clinical forward stepped up and converted the penalty expertly, making it 2-0 and leaving the Reds in touching distance of a massive win.
In added time, Stourport Swifts managed to grab one back, providing the Reds with an extremely nervy finish. With the final whistle seemingly never coming, the visitors continued to bang at the door, but were unable to beat Adam Hancox who pulled off even more unbelievable saves to keep the victory in tact!
An incredible win for the U18’s who will be absolutely delighted to finish their home campaign with a big win. The final fixture of the season sees the Reds travel away to Pegasus Juniors, hoping to put the cherry on top of a very positive second half of the season!