5th March 2017 Oxford Mail Youth League- Harwell and Hendred U15’s away to Cholsey Bluebirds
Starting Line up: Cameron, Brian, Josh, Ciaran (capt) Archie, Zac, Matt, Alex, Jack, Jaja, Fish, subs: Tom, Ben.
H&H kicked off the 1st half and took the lead on 3 minutes, Fish scoring after a great run past the Cholsey defence and putting the ball beyond the keeper into the far corner. Cholsey almost equalised from the kick off, the shot going just wide of the goal. Jaja made the score 2 nil to H&H after 20 mins played, sublimely chipping the ball over the approaching keeper. Zac almost made the score 3 nil to H&H, his shot striking the underside of the crossbar and cleared by the Cholsey defence, the game became quite scrappy and was mostly played in the middle of the pitch with both sides cancelling each other out. Just before half time Jack made the score 3 nil to H&H, from a cross from the left jack stabbed the ball into the net.
Half time Cholsey 0 H&H 3 Half time substitutions: Medhi replaced Jack.
Cholsey started the 2nd half and looked the most likely to score first, and Cameron had to be alert tipping a goal bound shot over the bar for a corner, the corner cleared by H&H. With 15 mins of the half played Matt increased H&H’s score to 4-0, some neat passing between Matt and Alex enabled Matt to slot the ball into the net. 5 minutes later and Cholsey’s pressure paid off, Lewis Penny lobbing the ball over Cameron to make the score 1-4. Minutes later Matt had a great chance to take the score to 5-1, Fish playing a square ball into the path of Matt, the Cholsey pulling off a great reflex save to keep the ball out. H&H made a few substitutions firstly Ben came on to replace Alex and then Jack replaced Zac. The Cholsey keeper was on hand again, Fish again bringing a great save from the keeper. With a minute to go Jaja looked like he would make the score 6-1 to H&H unfortunately his shot hit the post, the game ended.
Final score: Cholsey 1 - Harwell and Hendred 5.
Scorers: Cholsey, Lewis Penny, Harwell and Hendred, Fish, Jaja, Jack, Matt 2