U8 Oranges were away at Melbourn this week, with a slightly later kick off of 11am. A few absences from the usual line up meant they only had 6 players, so the boys needed to work hard if they were going to take anything from the game. There was a goal from Vinnie and also an own goal, but Melbourn scored a few of their own as well to make for a good morning for all the spectators. POTM performance from Adam, well done boys, at home next week.
U8 blacks didn’t have a fixture this weekend, so we arranged a friendly against unbeaten Shefford in the division above. This was always going to be hard but with Stanley away for the weekend and Samuel and Liam both poorly, the remaining boys really had their work cut out. As managers son, Liam was dragged from the sofa and scored a cracking opening volley from a Charlie corner. Tiredness soon kicked in and at half time with the Hares still in contention, Liam was rested and we borrowed another player from the opposition. The boys carried on fighting and managed to give the opposition a good game, well done boys. POtM Reggie for a sterling performance
The U12 yellows entertained Bedwell Rangers today at Ralph Sadleir. After taking the lead through Robbie, we were immediately pegged back by a great goal from the away side. With Robbie adding two more before half-time, the boys were looking comfortable going in to the break. The second half saw the boys move the ball and really start to play as team. Second half goals from Jack 2, Francis 2, Zane, Beeshman and Harry rounded off a good performance. Today Kai was excellent in centre of midfield, but MOTM went to Robbie for a great first half hat trick.
The Under 14’s welcomed Bishops Stortford to Ralph Sadleir looking to extend their unbeaten run in the League. It was obvious from the start that the visitors were a stronger prospect than the team that The Hares had convincingly beat early on in the season, however it only took 13 minutes for the home team to score when Jake Craddock-De Bois slotted home the opener. The Hares were enjoying most of the possession but were getting a bit frustrated in front of goal until the 27th minute when George Clark netted, and 5 minutes later he scored his second of the game to make it 3-0 to The Hares going in to half time. The second half mirrored the first, with Bishops Stortford rarely threatening the home sides’ goal and with George C adding his third and fourth goals of the game The Hares cruised to a relatively easy 5-0 win. A win which put the Hares back on top of the league, with a game in hand of second placed Hoddesdon Town. George C earned himself Man of the Match with his 4 goals this week. With 2 more games before the Christmas break hopefully The Hares can continue their fine form in the league and finish the year in a strong position at the top.