Ruthless Old Boys book their place in the last eight

Old Southendian Reserves 4-0 Catholic United Reserves

BEN MANLEY expressed his pride after overseeing his Old Southendian Reserve side to a 4-0 Essex Olympian League Cup drubbing of their Catholic United counterparts at Garon Park.

‘It was a really professional performance from us today against our local rivals who are high on confidence after their strong start to the season,” Manley told Yellow Sport.

Old Southendian found themselves two goals to the good at the break. Oli Tatton-Bennett finishing neatly, then Tom Adams nodding a second.

And the hosts administered another dose after the half-time cuppa, David Stubbs supplying a cool finish when faced with a one-on-one situation, while Ben Franklin also displayed composure to complete the rout.

“We didn’t play our best football but didn’t let up throughout the game and it was a good team performance,” Manley added.

“It was nice to see four different names on the scoresheet and another clean sheet was particularly pleasing. Jack Pagget had a very good game on the left-hand side – continuing his fine start to the season.”

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Brian Jeeves

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