Blues suffer as Hares get back on track

PUBLISHED: 10:37 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 14:55 12 May 2010

HORMEAD Under-11s got back to winning ways with a victory over Stortford Blues. In an evenly-matched first half there were very few chances created, with much of the game being contested in the midfield. The Hares defence stood solid throughout, and sec

HORMEAD Under-11s got back to winning ways with a victory over Stortford Blues.

In an evenly-matched first half there were very few chances created, with much of the game being contested in the midfield.

The Hares defence stood solid throughout, and secured a clean sheet going into the break.

The second half saw Hares step up the pace, and after Blues failed to clear a corner, a first-time strike from Liam Doonan found the back of the net.

Hormead got a second when on the counter attack Max Clayden finished a smart move with a cool finish beyond the Stortford keeper.

The match was wrapped up in the final minutes, when James Hocherman drilled the ball home from 12 yards to give Hares a deserved 3-0 victory.

It was a tough weekend for the managers of the under-13 girls, who played away at Royston Town Colts.

Hares got off to a poor start and found themselves behind after just five minutes.

But the girls responded well and their efforts were rewarded with a penalty that was put away by Alex Hunt.

However they were soon on the back foot, going behind again minutes before half-time.

The second half produced much of the same for Hormead as Town increased their lead early on.

Just when they believed the game was out of reach, a powerful Kirsty Hill strike took a deflection before finding the back of the net.

Then Megan Gilligan netted an equaliser.

Another Hares strike, this time from Turner, put them in front for the first time moments later.

Colts replied by scoring three more goals in 10 minutes.

But Hares once again battled back and were rewarded when Turner slotted home two more to complete her hat-trick and end the game in style.

Hormead under-13 boys entertained Baldock Town Knights - the only side to have beaten them this season.

They got off to a sloppy start when they found themselves a goale down within the first five minutes.

However, they hit back when Louis Kugler latched on to a Matty Hilton pass and beat the keeper to level.

In the second half Hormead took the game to Baldock, with man-of-the-match Louis McPherson controlling the midfield.

And when a Baldock own goal from a Luke Cox strike put the Hares in front, the floodgates soon opened with further goals coming from James Kaye and Cox.

After a shaky start by the Hares, their overall team quality shone through in what turned out to be a very comfortable 5-1 victory.

Hormead Girls under-15s continued their impressive run with a victory over St Neots.

Starting with only 10 players, Hormead played some good football and led 3-1 at the break, thanks to a hat-trick from Katie Grehan.

The second half saw Hormead down to nine players after Vicky Hilton went off injured.

But it was still Hormead who made most of the chances.

A further two goals from Grehan and a great strike from Amy Maher gave them a convincing 6-1 victory.

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