Positives for High Easter despite exit from Essex Sunday Junior Trophy

PUBLISHED: 14:32 13 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:32 13 October 2020

Andy Reed and Jack Shaw scored for High Easter against Haver Town.

Andy Reed and Jack Shaw scored for High Easter against Haver Town.

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High Easter’s first adventure into the Essex Sunday Junior Trophy ended in a 5-2 defeat at Haver Town.

Played at the Wickford Memorial Playing Fields, they were up against a side from Division Three of the Brentwood Sunday League and despite the score it was a competitive fixture.

The hosts started quickly and were 2-0 up inside the first 10 minutes, Reece Martin and Ben Kendall the scorers, but High Easter pulled a goal back midway through the half from free-kick specialist Andy Reed.

Barry Carliel restored Haver’s two-goal advantage just before half-time and it was four early in the second period thanks to Jake Piper.

High Easter were still working hard and pulled a goal back when a clearance from defence put Jack Shaw away and he finished with a neat lob.

It wasn’t the last goal as Martin got his second in the closing minutes but there were still positive lessons to learn for High Easter.


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