The U7s, played Buntingford Cougars Whites away again. In the first half of 20 mins, Buntingford started by bringing the game to the Hares making our defence work for their new beanie hats. But the Hares tried to fight back getting loads of possession in the Buntingford half with every player fighting to get the ball. Second half of 20 mins, the hares come out fighting like the first half, they increased the pressure on the Cougars and the play keep going from half to half and the Hares getting on the score sheet! Well done everyone you played so well! Player of the match :- Chosen for passion, Great footballing skill & not stopping when he is on the pitch, THOMAS!!
Great team performance from the Oranges U8 vs a Bedwell team that were more interested in a ‘route 1’ approach. Jacob excellent once again between the sticks, Ben solid as ever at the back, Sonny & Jack causing the opposition problems on each wing and Rafe controlling the centre of the park resulted in a very good Hares display. Well done boys! Pleasure to watch.
Hares U10 Blacks away at Bassingbourn again this morning. A nice sunny morning and the kids seemed very up for this game and we started the better team. They were playing out from the back and attacking in numbers, and when they did lose possession they were quick in getting back into positions and win the ball back. Bassingbourn however broke the deadlock against the run of play, but the Blacks didn’t let that change their game. So going in at half time knowing we were the better team gave them confidence that they could do something in the second half. Again the Blacks started off fast and really controlled the game and all their hard work paid off when they played some nice passing football down the right and managed to get the ball into the area for Noah to poke it home. Their heads were up and they continued to look threatening. With approx 6 mins to go the ball got in behind our defenders to which Jed rushed out of goal to clear, unfortunately as Jed went to the floor the attacking Bassingbourn player ran into him and kneed him in the head. So after a couple of minutes making sure Jed was ok it meant he could not continue. But rewind 5 seconds as our goalkeeper was on the floor the ref had let play continue and they scored a goal which the ref let stand. I do think that our players were very worried about our keeper, heads went down a bit, concentration went a little and we committed too many players forward. Bassingbourn took full advantage of this situation and went on an all out attack and more goals were added to the final score. Positives from this match being that the Blacks were the much better team for the majority of the game and the players should feel very proud. Goals from Noah, Player of the match went to Sofia.
Following a lengthy break since their last game due to cancellations the U12’s were finally back in action against Elsenham Youth this weekend at Ralph Sadlier. Once again the home side didn’t have a full squad to choose from and Elsenham were hoping to avenge their 6-1 defeat against The Hares earlier on in the season. In an evenly matched encounter it was The Hares, with the wind behind them, who created the better chances in the first half, but despite their efforts they could not break the deadlock and the teams went in at half-time with the scores level at 0-0. The second half saw Elsenham threaten more, but a good solid performance from The Hares defence limited the visitors to any real goal scoring opportunities. The deadlock was finally broken when a corner floated in to the box from Luke Spowart found Tom Griffiths, who powered his header in to make the score 1-0 to The Hares. Elsenham were now pushing to find an equaliser, and would have been rewarded by their efforts if not for a ‘save of the season’ by Joel Sutton in the Hares goal. Despite the pressure the home side were able to hold on to their lead with the game finishing 1-0 to The Hares. The result confirmed that after the latest round of fixtures, The Under 12’s will once again be moving up a division, and a good win against Baldock next Sunday could see them win their second consecutive league in one season – Good luck boys next week!