The reserves have romped to victory in Tunisia this afternoon, running out 8-1 winners against Boca Junyors in Sousse.

Ironically, it had been the hosts who had opened the scoring in the twenty-second minute through Mansour Thabet before Matt Cocker, Muhammad Noorani (2), Andy Harte, Andrew Cleary, Germán Olmos Ribas, Zsolt Baboss and Phil Mullally netted without reply.

“It was a good display from us”, said Marcus Lövman afterwards, “and for once we turned our possession into goals”. He continued, “We also hit goals from all over the pitch which was probably the most pleasing aspect of the win”.

However it wasn’t all good news, as Garaben Palasyan had to be helped off with only eighteen minutes played.

“The prognosis isn’t looking good”, admitted the coach. “It could well be that Garabed’s season is over which is a real blow. We’ll just have to wait and see. He was certainly clattered and we’ll have to await the results of scans we’ll have done as soon as we arrive home”.