POSTED: October 24 2019 13:34:52. By Keith Long - Referee Praises Reserve Team After 3-2 Defeat

Beechfield United Senior Reserve Team were looking to extend their current unbeaten run to five games when they travelled to play Govan Athletic Reserves. Unfortunately United suffered a 3-2 defeat but they were highly praised by the referee after the game.

On the hosts artificial surface this Manchester Football League Division 5 fixture was a hard fought and entertaining contest. Callum Davies with his eleventh goal of the season and Ben Shiels had given United a 2-1 lead with ten minutes to go but Govan Athletic found two more goals to steal the three points. Man of the Match was Louis Lawrence. Beechy Team: Jason Rodgers, Byron Ward, Macauley Knight, Louis Lawrence, Zack Murray, Danny Lee, Keenan Switzer, William Cosgrove, Callum Davies, Ben Shiels, Joel Busuttil. Substitutes: David McCarthy, Mason White. (19/10/2019)

Referee Jason Rostron issued the following statement following the match: Just want to say I really enjoyed the game today. It was played in the right spirit and both sets of players are a credit to the Manchester League, please pass on these words to all those involved. It really was a pleasure to referee this fixture and both teams are a credit to their clubs.

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