Revenge is so sweet for rampant Hares
HORMEAD S under-eight team entertained a strong Bassingbourn side – who they had already lost to this season. But in a reversal of roles Hares turned in a fine team performance against one of the strongest teams in the division to run out 7-0 winners. A
HORMEAD'S under-eight team entertained a strong Bassingbourn side - who they had already lost to this season.
But in a reversal of roles Hares turned in a fine team performance against one of the strongest teams in the division to run out 7-0 winners.
An accomplished defensive performance helped Hares to push forward and gave the home side's attack the perfect platform.
Not to be outdone by their defenders' performances, the Hormead attack scored seven goals from five different players.
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Harry Jarman grabbed two, as did Jake Bradshaw, while Owen Hughes, Oliver Kerr and Charlie Stimson netted one apiece.
The under-eight Blacks did their best to replicate their Orange counterparts' performance in their match with Bassingbourn.
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Hares took the lead thanks to a long- range effort from Max Kerr.
But it wasn't to be enough as Bassingbourn fought back to score two late goals in the second half.
Hares under-11s came away from Wymondley with mixed results.
The A team got a well deserved 1-1 draw with a superb team performance that was capped with a fine Harrison Green strike.
Man-of-the-Match Rhodri Hughes led from the back, taking command of the game and dictating play throughout.
The B team went down 3-1, despite a hard-working performance.
Emma Perrin and David Re led the way with great individual displays.
Player-of-the-match, Danny Elford capped a fine performance and replied to Wymondley's three strikes with a well-taken goal for Hormead.
Bishop's Stortford under-13s came to the Meads for their league encounter.
Despite sitting at the foot of Division 4, Stortford made it difficult for league leaders Hormead, having the better of the first 10 minutes of play.
However, Louis Kugler broke the deadlock for the home side, before James Kaye added a quick second.
Then the first-half flood gates opened, with Kugler adding another and Kaye completing his hat-trick.
The second half saw more of the same, with Kugler netting his third, and Sammy Radley and Jonathan Ilett also getting on the score sheet.
Stortford fought back to grab two consolation goals before man-of-the-match Kaye fired home his fourth of the game, and Hormead's ninth.
The under-13 girls got off to a good start against Stortford, with Gaby Hodgson, Becky Turner and Megan Gilligan standing out in the opening exchanges.
And it was Turner who struck first, pouncing on a mistake by the Stortford keeper.
However, short-lived, as Stortford replied minutes before half-time with a well-worked equaliser.
Hormead came out in the second half in determined mood, with player-of-the-match Sophie Barker putting in a commanding performance at the back.
Kirsty Hill and Nicole Follen also probed Hares forward, and their hard work was rewarded when Turner scored her second of the game, prodding home from close range to give Hares all three points and their fourth consecutive win.