Halls First Team 1 Rochester Utd 6
Halls 1st Team 1 Rochester United 6
Saturday 27/07/2013, 1.30pm KO
Halls entertained the high ranked Rochester United today with a much changed line-up from what was on display back in our Marathon May!
Without Vano, Rocket, Brad, Dave and Christon, we saw new boys Deji, John, Ayo and Lee fill some gaps alongside Jack and Delvin from our Under 18s. And it was stinking hot again, playing against a very decent team, we clearly knew what our target was before the game. And we gave it a good go. Robbie as skipper, lets go!
We found ourselves 0-2 down after 20 minutes, and we had 2 good chances ourselves, but just not composed enough yet to hit the net. But two sloppy goals in
Lakey, Jamie and Robbie all came close with some neat counter-attacks, before we shuffled the team up with some changes. New boy Lee came into the game and was impressive, looking fit and up for it he gave us an edge back through the middle.
We headed into the second half and Rochester were much sharper and fitter for the first 20 minutes, out running us and pushing us deeper. We had a resilient attitude and did continue to try to push the ball through our lines... hard work!
It was 0-6 going into the final quarter, and we put in a great display for 25 minutes. It had been coming though, since Delvin's introduction after 50 minutes we had found another spark, and new boy Deji had also partnered him well coming right into the game and looking a handful.
We had two off the line, and a great effort by Delvin tipped round the post, before we won a corner with a great run from Luca down the right. Liam dinked it in, and Lakey smashed home a front post header. 1-6
Luca had an effort just after that with a volley, before Lakey followed up on a shot by Delvin, rebounding for the tap-in, but great foot-work across his line by Steve Zoghob (....in the Rochester goal as Halls #2...) and Lakey smashes it straight back at him.
We could of walked away here with 3 goals today.... Hard match, and bring on pre-season game #2....and i'm sure they get easier after this....?!
MOM: new boy John. Great effort mate!! A blue one for you...