RCA forward Joseph Hughes has the ball cleared from under him in the second half of the match.
Goalscorers: SRCA: Proctor, Charlton: RCW: Pounder.
With a week to go before the start of the season both managers put out strong looking teams, although there were few absences through injury and holiday, but as Allan Thompson always said,"It's not about the players who are not here, it is about the players on the pitch."
A decent crowd welcomed the teams for the start of the game and it wasn't long before they were treated to a piece of audacious skill from Luke Proctor, picking the ball up on the halfway line, he lobbed the ball, fully 45 yards, over the head of Rookes in the CW goal and into the net. Six minutes gone and 1-0 to RCA.
This set the game up and both teams responded with flowing end-to-end football which produced a number of half chances which went begging and so, unbelievably it remained 1-0 at half time.