"a very much depleted Accies team travelled with hope and got stuffed altho nothing much in it really . Took their goals well for a well deserved win in the end as their defence , fair play, held firm under some intense pressure from us .
good bunch of lads , looking forward to the return "
Russell Athletic Report:
" The game ebbed and flowed for 30 mins before Hilly took the ball around the keeper to score (looked a bit OS but then i was watching from behind). Second half and Accies came out of the blocks flying and it felt like we might concede (but the defense held firm). Second Russell goal, a shot from edge of the box that deceived the keeper with its stealth and complete lack of speed (Ginga Ninja's). The third Russell goal, the likes of, we are very unlikely to see again in Mike Millard's lifetime. It was a jinking run across goal, without any jinks or running which only Mike can do. Then there was an awful moment where Mike stretching to make the shot had under-estimated just how much energy it had taken out of him to travel the 5 yards - time slowed down (E=Mike2) - somehow boot hit ball and the keeper was rightly bamboozled. Russell's 2 centre-mids did a cracking job, never letting Accies have much time on the ball - Ken & Dave well done. "