A very strongly contested game between two equally strong sides. The game opened with early end to end attacks with both teams quickly testing their opposing goalkeepers.Two early breaks by the Hares with only the Reds keeper, Berthal Sahin to beat, were foiled by excellent keeping. Just before half time a 30 yard shot from the right by Thomas Gregory narrowly missed opening the scoring. The Hares defence were under constant pressure mainly through the Reds 6ft striker, Joshua Akinale, who was fast and threatening all through the game.In the middle of the Hare’s defence Elliott Higginbotham played a tremendous game in containing him.
At half time with the score at 0-0 a cautious Hares coach could not be drawn on forecasting the score – only the weather!!
Early in the second half Thomas Gregory rattled the crossbar with another powerful shot but it took Robbie Pear again to break the deadlock with a well taken goal in the 50 th minute his 3rd goal in 3 matches. The Reds replied coming back strongly forcing a great save from George Pear but 5 minutes later it was the Hares who scored again through Tom Ciarla with a cheeky chip over the goalkeepers head his 6th goal of the season. For the Reds Kwabena Okyere, no7 played a very good game and Bertal Sahin in goal had a terrific game. However it was Elliott’s Higginbotham and Robbie Pear who both played outstandingly well for the Hares and jointly deservedly won the Man of the Match award from coach, Dave Winkworth. This was a hard earned victory for the Hares against a tough and well organised side.