Hares slip up after tough battle

PUBLISHED: 10:15 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:01 12 May 2010

THIS week s under-seven derby with a visiting Buntingford Cougars was well-supported. The A game started evenly balanced with both teams keen to attack. Hares pressurised the Cougars goal pushing forward at every opportunity. It was Cougars, however, who

THIS week's under-seven derby with a visiting Buntingford Cougars was well-supported.

The A game started evenly balanced with both teams keen to attack. Hares pressurised the Cougars goal pushing forward at every opportunity.

It was Cougars, however, who opened the scoring. Despite a good Hares defensive display Cougars ended the half 2-0 up.

The second-half saw plenty of end- to-end football, and with tiring legs the game became more open.

Cougars netted their third and fourth goals despite Hares continuing to play positive football.

Jack Richardson grabbed the Hares consolation goal, with Lewis Ellis picking up the man-of-the-match.

Hares B exhibited some outstanding defensive work denying Cougars five clear chances, including some quality saves by keeper Oliver Clark. With such good work by the impressive goalkeeper and a hard-working defence it was no wonder Hormead kept a clean sheet. With such a terrific platform to build from it was unfortunate that they couldn't find the target.

The under-eight Oranges travelled to Bishop's Stortford, where they struggled on the sticky pitch going in 1-0 down at the break. But they battled back in the second-half and equalised through Harry Jarman and then took the lead through Michael Hicks.

The Blacks also started the second-half 1-0 down, but top scorer Joseph de Souza restored parity with a well taken goal. Defender George Berrett stole the show with a remarkable performance which won him the player-of-the-match. Once again goalkeeper Benji Wrigley put in a brave performance but this time was unable to prevent a late winner from the home team and the final result ended in a 2-1 defeat.

Hares under-13 boys continued their championship battle with a hard fought 5-2 win away to Albion Youth.

On a sticky sloping pitch and in blustery conditions Hares conceded first as Albion converted a penalty.

Hares equalised just before the break through Luke Cox.

Uphill in the second-half, Hormead found it easier to control the ball, with Louis McPherson and Luke Cox dictating the play.

Hormead's under-13 girls travelled to Comberton looking to get back to winning ways.

Hares started well and went in front from a fine strike from Becky Turner. Hares allowed Comberton to get back into the game and they equalised from a quick breakaway.

Hares keeper Chloe Camper was in outstanding form to deny Comberton snatching a winner, whilst Comberton's keeper pulled off a magnificent save to ensure the final result was a fair one at 1-1.


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