Belper United Reserves pick up biggest win of season against Eastwood Reserves

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Belper United Reserves secured three points against Eastwood Reserves with a 4-0 win, which was their biggest win of the season.

Belper controlled the game from the start with Louis Mundin causing the Eastwood left back problems every time he was on the ball.

Despite their dominance, Belper were being thwarted by last minute tackles or saves.

Paul Robinson and James Dennis were also inches away from getting on the end of a couple of Mundin crosses.

However, Belper finally took the lead after half an hour and then went on to kill the game off before half-time.

Firstly Mundin beat his man and sent Robinson clear who went on to tuck the ball neatly under the keeper.

Within minutes the lead was doubled as Tom Curtis curled a free kick into the top corner from 25 yards.

Just before the half time whistle Louis Mundin curled in a corner to the back post where Jamie Sparkes rose highest to head the ball and saw it squeeze in between the post and the defender on the line.

Eastwood improved in the early stages of the second half, but Belper always looked liked increasing their lead.

Good work down the right by Mundin and Marshall resulted in the Eastwood keeper punching the ball in the air with Robinson closing in but he slid it wide of the open goal.

James Dennis saw a couple of efforts go inches wide andTom Curtis had a venomous strike tipped on to the post by the keeper.

Mark Rathbone was having a quiet afternoon but he was called into action after 70 minutes when he tipped over a long range effort.

Belper eventually got a deserved fourth when Sparkes reacted quickest to another Mundin corner and struck the ball home from close range.

The win delighted boss Dave Kinder, who said: “I can’t fault any of the lads today. That’s now three unbeaten in the league and we’ve only conceded once in those games so things are looking good as we close the season out.

“We dominated Eastwood in every area and we should have scored a few more. Having said that, our best player was our right back George Marshall who was magnificent.”

Belper United Reserves: Rathbone; Marshall Ferrar Sparkes Conway; Mundin Freeman Perry Curtis; Robinson Dennis.

Subs: Turner, Bennett.