Foggy start for the u8 blacks away at Royston this morning. With William and Charlie R away, Harvey and Vinnie stepped up to help out the team. No obvious goalkeeper meant that each of the boys took a turn with no complaint and with Samuel solid as ever in defence they could do so with little concern. A cracking free kick from Samuel evened up the score at three quarter time and all the parents were very tense going into the second half. It was end to end stuff, but the Hares never managed to convert any of their many chances. A good game and a player of the match performance from Harvey. Well done boys.
U8 oranges were away at Letchworth this morning, with a few players missing due to holidays. The boys struggled to get started and went down in the first half, but a stunning hatrick from Jack brought them back into the match. Both teams refused to give up and kept battling right to the end so some very proud parents. MOTM performance from Jack, but a great all round team effort. Well done boys
This week The Under 14’s travelled to Broxbourne for their top of the table clash, knowing that they were going to have to be at their very best to take anything from an in-form Hoddesdon Town side. If this was a week when The Hares needed to click it was obvious from the start that this was not going to be the case, and they unfortunately proceeded to put in their worst performance, and heaviest defeat of the season thus far. The visitors found themselves 2-0 down within 10 minutes and the only plus to come out of the whole game for The Hares came when George Clark run on to a Joey Wedge pass to make it 2-1. It may have been a different story when GC was fouled in the box and the resulting penalty had been converted, but the miss basically summed up the team’s bad luck this week. The Hares went further behind before the break, but even at 3-1 down they still felt they could get themselves back into the game in the second half. However their hope took a massive blow when Joey Wedge couldn’t return to the field due to a wrist injury, and with other players clearly struggling with injuries the home side easily added another 4 goals to their tally to make the final result 7-1. A very poor team performance, together with individual mistakes and by gifting Hoddesdon at least 4 of their 7 goals left the lads deflated at the end of the game. On a day of negatives for the team positives have to be looked for, and the league is still in The Hares’ hands and they have the chance to make up for their performance when Hoddesdon visit Ralph Sadleir in a couple of weeks time. The boys have to put this week out of their heads and will hopefully get back to winning ways away to Lemsford this coming Sunday.