Manley left frustrated after Old Boys rollercoaster

Old Southendian Reserves 3-3 May & Baker Eastbrook Community Reserves

BEN MANLEY was left frustrated, with what he believed was a missed opportunity, after his Old Southendian Reserve side played out an entertaining 3-3 ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Division Two draw with their May & Baker Eastbrook Community counterparts at Garon Park.

The Old Boys twice came from behind through Lewis Caplin – his first goal for the club – and Andy Cable – a superb volley. Then, as the game entered its finale, Greg Molford profited from Olly Tatton-Bennett’s toil to hand the hosts the lead.

However, May & Baker swiftly restored parity, confirming a result which leaves both sides floundering in mid-table.

“We weren’t really at the races today and on balance, a draw was probably a fair result but it still feels like 2 points dropped,” Manley told Yellow Sport.

“It took us some time to get to grips with May & Baker’s system but when we finally did we played some nice stuff and got the equaliser. I was very pleased for Lewis scoring his first goal which was well taken.

Manley added: “We did all the hard work getting ourselves into the lead after going behind twice and then it was up to us to see out the game but we conceded another sloppy goal.”

Brian Jeeves

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