Apex Youth hit Hares for six
Apex Youth 6, Hormead Hares 0 Following a fortnight of no matches due to bad weather, the weather turned kind for Apex Youth as they faced their first league match against the Hormead Hares away in Buntingford. Despite a large gap since their last game, A
Apex Youth 6, Hormead Hares 0
Following a fortnight of no matches due to bad weather, the weather turned kind for Apex Youth as they faced their first league match against the Hormead Hares away in Buntingford.
Despite a large gap since their last game, Apex Youth started the game strong with many a good pass between each other, especially some fantastic teamwork between Lewis Fry and Jordan Penman.
Within the opening minutes Apex Youth made some good pushes forward but Hormead Hares were ready for them showing some good defensive moves.
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The Hormead Hares goalkeeper was also on good form stopping several attempts.
It was a massive 19 minutes into the first half before Apex Youth gained the lead following a great run through the Hormead defence by Joe Reilly and, with his signature power kick, shot the ball firmly into the back of the net.
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Following this late lead, a further nine minutes of battling commenced and, following a tussle in the Hormead goal area, Reece Banham took the shot. The attempt however ricocheted off the right goal post and was swiftly picked up on the rebound by Jamie Dennison who planted it firmly home.
Two minutes later, Apex Youth gained their third goal with Lewis Fry making a hefty shot at the goal. Everyone held their breath as the ball powered high and forwards only to meet the crossbar at the last moment! Once more, Joe Reilly was on hand to pick up the rebound and increase Apex Youth's lead.
Not wanting to be outdone, Jamie Dennison gained his second goal of the morning following a great attempt by Caleb Gray at the goalmouth minutes later. The attempt was thwarted by the Hormead goalkeeper but Jamie picked up the ball with lightning speed and made sure it met the back of the net.
Moments later, the first half whistle was blown allowing both teams to have a well deserved rest following a very exciting first half.
A mere 47seconds into the second half saw Jamie gain his hat-trick following a forceful push forward by Apex Youth. As with the first half, many minutes went by with both teams battling hard making several good attempts at each other's goal only to be thwarted by the goalkeepers of both sides.
It must be stated that Stefan Losi was on fire in goal for Apex Youth. The sixth and final goal for Apex Youth took a massive 24 minutes into the second half, this time by Jordan Taylor.
Whilst Apex Youth were the stronger of the two teams today, the Hormead Hares should be very proud of their performance. They showed great balls skills and defensive moves. Keep up the good work and we look forward to the next encounter.