It was a miss match of abilities this Saturday as Hares U8 Blacks hosted their neighbouring team Buntingford Cougars Whites. Straight from the off Hares were too strong for Cougars and it took less than a minute for Oliver to score, Kirin, Jacob and Oliver scored 3 more goals for Hares with Oliver and Charlie grabbing more goals before half time. The second half saw Billy come out of goal and it didn’t take him long to get on the score sheet, the Hares players did really well second half sticking to their individual tasks set to them by their coach rather than trying to score more goals. There were some fine dribbling runs from Ossie, left footed passes and shots from Oliver, first time passes from Jacob and Charlie, Kirin and Billy used their strength and played the way they were facing really well, despite this there were more goals scored by Hares in a very one sided match.
The U8 Orange hosted a confident Biggleswade team this week and it was the visitors who started the strongest having all the play and getting the early goal. Hares then woke up and started to play and pass the ball around making the visitors work hard. With Biggleswade more direct the two different styles of play made for an interesting watch, Hares conceded two more by trying to over play from the back before their patience and passing rewarded them with a fine goal. The visitors continued to press and added to their tally before half time. The second half with Jack in goal and Ben playing at the back Hares stepped up a gear, Fin and Raffy playing wide began to drive forward and supply the lone striker Jacob who was denied goals by the away teams keeper on several occasions. Hares grew in confidence and began to pass the ball around all over the pitch and it wasn’t long before they found the back of the net. Then a fantastic individual goal from a hard working Fin reduced the deficit leading to a frantic last 10 minutes, Bigglewade battled to the end and went away knowing they had been in a game that could have gone either way, well played both teams a fun mornings football for all.
U10 Blacks, at home against a good Biggleswade side.
Biggleswade started off strongest for the first 10-15 minutes passing the ball around and looking threatening. The Blacks then started getting the ball down and playing it, and it wasn’t long before their hard work paid off and debut trialist Harvey calmly slotted the ball home. From then on Hares were the better team with Noah adding another just before half time. Second half was much the same with Hares playing some nice football. A momentary lack of concentration let Biggleswade pull one back but Noah soon cancelled that out. The Blacks never looked like conceding again and finished the game strongly. Man of the match went to Bradley.
U10 Orange played neighbours Buntingford Cougars today in a close and hard fought game with both sides playing some great football at times. Early goals from Brandon got Hares off to a good start and was unlucky not to get more when another chance hit the bar. Cougars battled on in an even match. A good all round performance from the Orange lads.
A superb performance from the U12’s this weekend against an unbeaten Elsenham Youth Side, who travelled to Ralph Sadlier having conceded only 1 goal all season. Due to a lack of numbers the U12’s drafted in Luke Ellis, Seth Holleyman and William Davey from the U11’s to be able to play this top of the table clash. George Clark showed how important it is to never give up on a ball as he pounced on a mistake by the visiting goalkeeper to make it 1-0 to The Hares. More pressure by the home side was rewarded when a looping shot from Luke Ellis made it 2-0 going in at HT. The Hares continued to push forward in the second half and they were soon 3-0 up after a fine long range effort by Luke Ellis to bag his second goal of the game. A Tom Griffiths header from a corner made it 4-0 and he was involved in the 5th goal with a superb through ball for George Clark to net his second of the game. Elsenham managed to pull a goal back, but it was only a consolation as an own goal made the final score 6-1 to Hares Youth. Well done to Luke, Seth and William who all played their parts in an excellent team performance that kept The Hares unbeaten and top of the league.