Lack of match fitness costs reds the points.

Friday night and DJ Bolsh and Ramsey having a wee drop from Isla before the season begins for the Reds with a game against Southwell with DJ and Ramsey on opposite sides. Saturday morning and Ramsey puts up the nets in the pouring rain before welcoming Southwell to a soggy Magna Meadows. LC’s new tangerine and black kit is unveiled and LC have 3 of their transfer deadline day signings in the squad.

LC line up with the King in goals, Camsterazi, Cotterillo, JC and Arbuckloa at the back, Redderski and Shaylor in the middle, G force and Buchanzini out wide and and Alexandro and Frazola up top. Bench of Dunners, Adamola, Jonno and Shaymar.

First 20 and LC well on top with Joe Shaylor hitting the post and Frazola scuffing the rebound wide. Then a Shaylor header touched over by the keeper and LC have a series of corners, which they fail to convert. Gradually Southwell start to compete and the second 20 is much more even with chances at both ends but no goals.

Second half and all 4 LC subs now on but Southwell using the ball much better than LC and slack marking lets the left winger in for 0-1. The next 25 minutes are a catalogue of disasters for LC with another defensive mix up and Cotterillo under pressure lobs the King for 0-2 before Adamola toe pokes in number 3 for Southwell. A deflected 25 yard shot for 0-4 and LC finally start to get the ball down and pass it around again and get a consolation goal with Cotterillo netting from the penalty spot.

We didn’t look match fit today and everything which could go wrong did go wrong. This was our first game and Southwell have played 3 plus friendlies. Things can only get better. You reds!

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