Pete Sixsmith’s, from the Eppleton CW ground, read last night:
We are now the proud holders of the Tote Cup after beating the mighty Walsall 3-0. Cook and Tounkare (2)
I very much hope Pete will add to this before I hit the road, members of NASTY (the National Association of Scummy Toe-Rags and Yobs) permitting, for an Anfield-based weekend.
But it is right to salute the performance of the Reserves in securing the trophy in the delayed final, a hangover from fixtures congestion at the end of last season.
The reserve team manager Keith Bertschin said at safc.com: “It was a fiercely competitive game against a Walsall side who put up a good showing. It’s always nice to win something and I’m delighted for the lads. Perhaps 3-0 flattered us a little. There wasn’t much in the game – we played a lot of football in the final third but gave the ball away cheaply at times.”
Carson, Bagnall, Liddle, Reed (Marrs, 90), Egan, Laing, Mitchell, Armstrong (Elliott, 78), Tounkara, Laidler (Gorrin, 81), Cook.
Subs Not Used: Watson, Pickford.
Grof, Beevers, Benning, Forde, Tank, Smith, Deards, Botfield (Cresswell, 77), Bowerman, Butlin (Maher, 60), Paterson (Williams, 62).
Subs Not Used: George, Morris.
I await Pete – or Steve Bruce’s – response to my question as to whether Jordan Cook and Oumare Tounkara now start at Liverpool …