Romulus 0 Harriers 2
The Harriers kicked off the new pre-season in fine style today when they beat the Sutton Coldfield based Romulus with a 2-0 scoreline.
Starting with a team made up of academy lads plus a sprinkling of recognisable first teamers it was the visitors that opened the scoring through one of those more experienced players after twenty five minutes. Jake Green got on the end of a cross from Gurjit Singh to power the ball home beyond the reach of the Roms keeper, Stuart Parsons.
Earlier there had been a good chance for Luke Maxwell to get on the scoresheet but his shot was deflected away to safety.
The second goal came towards the end of the game following a number of substitutions. Earlier Dan Sweeney had forced Parsons into a save but the keeper had no chance with Amadou Alassane's goal when he left the Romulus defenders for dead to drive forward and plant a belter of a shot into the top corner.
It was a good workout with a good reward in the heat of the July sun when most people would rather have been on the beach or in the pub. On Tuesday the Reds travel to Bedworth so we could be seeing another mis of standards or with it being an evening game in cooler temperatures we might see a stronger balance of first teamers.
McNamara, Jones, Millichamp (Pace), Williams, Westwood, Green (Hancox), Forsyth (Self), Maxwell, Reffell, Hales (Alassane), Singh (Sweeney).
Subs: Hancox, Sweeney, Pace, Self, Alassane.