Brilliant display by the U7s today against Royston Colts. The boys make the parents proud every week with their determination and positive, smiley faces and this morning was no exception. Liam scored four and was voted player of the match but a great all round effort. Increasing numbers meant a few boys were rested today and we look forward to having them back next week.
Today the U11 Orange side played away at Bishop’s Stortford in what was a later than usual ko. Not the best performance of the season and at times a very scrappy game. But the boys battled hard and kept on working even after conceding a goal and the hard work paid off with goals from Taylor B and Brandon A. M.O.T.M today went to Sam B for his continuous work rate and drive.
Hares Youth U11 Yellows played well today but sometimes our final ball let us down, there were goals from Francis and well deserved long overdue goals from Luca and Connor. Connors goal was one of the best we’ve scored, a superb example of the type of football the coaches are trying to encourage the boys to play. The ball was moved quickly from outside to inside to create a chance that was taken early. Sid was todays Star Man for a near faultless performance at left back. I’d like to give Charlie a mention as well, it can be difficult to keep your concentration when the ball’s down the other end of the pitch for 90% of the game but today when called upon he looked sharp and did well. Well done.
The U13s were back in League action this week with an away trip to Hitchin Town Lions. On a very large pitch the Hares struggled at first with the amount of space available to them and it was Hitchin who broke the deadlock to make it 1-0. However the Hares were getting used to the pitch and were soon rewarded a penalty, which Luke Spowart converted confidently to make it 1-1. With the boys now using the space on the wings to good effect it was soon 1-2 to the visitors when George Clark found the net after a good run and finish from the left. 1-2 soon became 1-3 when a fantastic long range effort from Ben Livermore found the top right hand corner of the net for the pick of the goals. However Hitchin got themselves back into the game with another goal just before the break meaning the teams went into half time at 2-3. The Hares came out for the second half firing on all cylinders and it was Ben Livermore again who added his second of the game finding the bottom left hand corner of the net from the right side to make it 2-4. Not to be outdone it was George Clarke who bagged his second of the game to make it 2-5. With The boys full of confidence and pushing forward at every opportunity Billy Norman was fouled in the box, and it was Luke Spowart who stepped up to score his brace of penalties to make the final score 2-6 to the visitors. A well deserved win for the boys this week, with a break next Sunday hopefully they can keep their confidence and take it into their next game in 2 weeks time.
A tough game was expected this week for the U15s against Lemsford Youth Tigers who hadn’t lost a match so far this season. The strong tall players didn’t put Hares off as they used their passing skills to open up their defence. After about 8 minutes the visitors took a throw in which was flicked on and was slotted in the net. This fired Hares up and not long after Aus G put a ball through to Dom G who put it bottom bins, a few minutes later Ollie S put a good ball in for Aus G to score a Morata-like header and put Hares 2-1 up. Half time followed. Lemsford came out looking for a goal but a throw in to Aus G, then a ball to Dom G gave Hares a 2 goal advantage. Hares were making an uphill fight and a free kick in to Joe B – the man mountain – made it 4-1. With 5 minutes left Lemsford got a consolation goal but Hares held out for the 3 points. MOTM Aus G. Also, thanks to this week’s reporter also Aus G!