The Reserves faced off against GothamArgo in the first round of League Cup action and from start to finish outclassed the weak opposition, resulting in a 4-0 victory. It was the Reserves highest offensive output this season. Prior to kickoff, the Reserves introduced a new 4-3-3 formation to spark the offensive productivity.
After a delayed start and an extended warm-up session, the Reserves came out aggressively against the under manned foe. Despite some early growing pains adapting the midfield defensive positioning to the new formation, when in possession the Reserves created numerous dangerous opportunities and were rewarded with a penalty kick after Norelli was clipped in the box. Greg Moss coolly slotted home the opening goal. Several minutes later Carlos, from 25 yards out, buried a beautiful strike into the side netting. Undeniably, the goal of the season and a picture perfect left footed strike!
Gotham Argo inserted late arrivals into the lineup but to no avail,as the Reserves controlled all momentum and tightened up the defense to limit any hint of opportunity. The Reserves settled into the new formation and were successful transitioning into attack from the center midfield to the flanks. The Reserves added another strike from outside the area by Carlos and a goal from Devin to score sheet. A solid start to the Srping session but the Reserves will need to sharpen play to make a run for the league playoffs and in the League Cup.
Lineup: Jon (K), Archie (D), Mike C. (D), Pat (D), Chris B. (D), Mike D. (M), Devin (M), Greg (M), Dre (M), Carlos (S), Norelli (S), Baha’a (S)