Old Boys overturned by in-form May & Baker

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Reserves 2-1 Old Southendian Reserves

OLD SOUTHENDIAN RESERVES saw their recent unbeaten ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Division Two sequence brought to a conclusion as their May & Baker counterparts won a well-fought contest at the M & B Sports and Social Club.

It had all started so well for the Seasiders, who grabbed the lead midway through the opening period through David Stubbs. However, May & Barker – who have now won their last six matches – hit back shortly before the break, through Michael Agha, then ensured the points thanks to
Darren Seymour’s winner just after the restart.

Speaking to Yellow Sport after the match, Old Boys boss, David Manley, explained: “Obviously the result today is very disappointing but the performance from our lads was quality.

“We played some great football as we have done all season and threw everything at May & Baker but it wasn’t to be.

When you have three disallowed goals for offside it gives you that feeling it might not be your day.

“That said we must dust ourselves off and come back stronger which I’m sure we’ll do next week against Harald Wood.”

The win moves May & Bake up to fourth, while Old Southendian remains second, three points behind league leaders, Leight Town, who beat Harold Wood Athletic Reserves 3-1.

Brian Jeeves

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