Reserves 1-1 Wyberton
Report by Colin Woodcock
United's second string maintained their unbeaten record in the Lincs League this season with a midweek draw against near neighbours Wyberton. A very strong United line-up should, on paper, have had the game well and truly wrapped up by half-time, particularly after having taken the lead after only twenty seconds through Jim DOBBIN. Given the presence of Lennie Curtis, Dobbin, Mickey Nuttell and debutant Kevin Noteman in the line-up, United should have proved far too strong the visitors but another rush of blood by keeper Nick Maddison saw him injured when attempting to dribble round an on-rushing forward and an equaliser conceded. Gary Pawson replaced Maddison in goal and the diminuitive Glen Kill came on for his debut.
As it transpired, the performance of the sixteen year old, playing as an orthodox left back proved the only highlight of what went on to become United's most inept display of the season. Up front, Nuttell struggled to make any sort of impression and with Curtis and Noteman being withdrawn at the break, it was the visitors who looked the likely winners in the second half. For Wyberton, Jamie Ireland continued to show what a good player everyone knows he is and with Dave Cartwright, rolling back the years to dominate in midfield, at the final whistle, it was "The Villagers" who left the pitch with their heads held high.
United team: 1. Nick Maddison, 2. Danny Seager, 3. Gary Pawson, 4. Len Curtis, 5. Ricky Southwell, 6. Jim Dobbin, 7. Ross Nicholls, 8. Leigh Taylor, 9. Kevin Noteman, 10. Danny Dack, 11. Mickey Nuttell, 12. Glen Kill, 14. Dean Thornton, 15. Andy Markham.