Hares slip up after tough battle
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.
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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.
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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.