Reds Development Squad began life in the Cumberland County League with an emphatic win at St. Benedict’s School, overcoming Windscale in a ten-goal extravaganza.
Tom Houghton, twice, Matty Foster and Ciaran Booty all found the target in the first half as Reds established a four-goal lead. They played some scintillating football at times which, arguably, should have yielded more goals.
It was a different story after the break and Reds were guilty of a touch of complacency and performance levels dropped as the conditions worsened.
Windscale took advantage and reduced the arrears with two goals.
Reds regained the initiative and finished off the job with further goals from Charlie Johnston (2) and Aidan Howarth.
There were several notable performances, but Louis Webster (pictured) emerged as Reds’ man-of-the match.
- For the record, Dale Hooper, Andrew Bezuscko and Dan McAdam netted for Windscale.
Team: Brodie Richardson, Leon Dmytrowski (Dan Whitehead), Tom Skinner, Aidan Howarth, Matty Hartley, Taylor Hambling (Joe Palmer), Louis Webster, Jack Burns, Tom Houghton (Charlie Johnston), Matty Foster, Ciaran Booty.