October WEEK 6 Round-up
October WEEK 1 Round-up [week 6]
Well October started with a bang, and it was the Halls 1st Team that took to the pitch at Princes Park with a thumping 6-0 cup victory over NK Aces. After last weekend’s victory over higher ranked Bredhurst Juniors, this tie seemed somewhat easy in comparison heading into the game, and it could not have started better with a 2-0 lead after just 10 minutes.
NK Aces did not show up in the early stages of this match and the sucker-punch of two goals hit them hard and they never recovered. Rocket had been the instigator of the first goal, with a move down the right and a cross into the box, and Bradley scored the second just minutes later with a free-kick well placed into the bottom corner from just outside the box.
NK Aces just could not get the ball off of Halls as they continued to knock the ball around with absolute ease… and almost looking at times that there were far too many Blue shirts on the pitch! The first half was capped off with Bradley netting twice, and one each for front men Deji and Luca. And with a whole host of opportunities missed, it really should have been 7 or 8 at the break. But we settled for 4-0 and a truly awesome footballing display.
Deji and Luca both netted again in the second half to see off a final 6-0 scoreline, and with only 2 attempts on the Halls goal, it was delight all-round for the side keeping a clean sheet and looking very convincing on the day. Without last season’s record scoring partnership up top, I’m sure both Lakey and Christon would have been gutted to have missed this match – but with 6 goals in 2 matches for the current pairing…. It is a simple reminder to everyone that the midfield and defence is right on top of their form right now, and even the Gaffer could score goals in this team!
So continue we must, and we host Bexley FC this weekend in what will be only our 2nd league match of the season – 2.45pm KO at Princes Park #PerfectPitch
Jamie, Deji, Luca, Vano, Ray, Robbie, were all big shouts for MOM, but it went to Bradley Marshall for an all-round solid 90 minutes. Well done. And bring on Bexley!
ELSEWHERE on Saturday, the Halls Reserves faced up against Sutton Athletic Reserves in the first round of the Hospitals Charity Cup….and it was a very long match for our lads. Finally going down 0-8, it is a stark reminder to all our lads involved to get to the match on time and in form. Absolute basics, and enough said there!
The Halls Veterans were also playing at Stone Rec on Saturday, hosting Beacons in a friendly that saw the lads take a deserved 2-0 half-time lead. The second half was far more action packed with 5 more goals to take the scoreline to a nail-biting 4-3, but the game was almost certainly sealed late on with the Beacon’s keeper sent off. So 4-3 it stayed, and that is now 2 wins in 2 games for the Halls Old Boys! Well done lads.
OVER TO SUNDAY, and it was the Halls Under 8s that headed out for the early 10am kick off away to VCD. And the match had everything, and was a thoroughly entertaining, end to end affair. Halls took the lead through Jake.W and romped into a 3-1 half-time lead, with Thomas netting his first ever Halls goal. And the second half exploded into life from the whistle as VCD mounted a creditable comeback to finally clinch the match 4-6. It what would be the team’s first real close-match up, the boys - despite the loss - come off the pitch very happy with their efforts today. A great match, and well done all.
The Halls Under 7s also headed away and faced up against Ebbsfleet. Despite 2 great goals from Tom.L, the boys were over-come with the superior finishing from their opponents. There was progress all over the pitch however from Halls, as they competed for 40 minutes in this match and left the pitch having given everything they could….
Both Halls Under 9s headed over to the Marathon Ground to take part in the Selkent Challenge Cup. Chairman Steve’s Blue team drew 1-1 in their first match against Fleetdown, and then followed up with a thumping 7-0 victory against Footscray Lions. The football was fantastic in the second match and the boys all certainly headed home very happy with their unbeaten efforts! The Yellow team played HSFP Adders in their first match, and struggled to get to the pace of the game quick enough, and lost 1-7 to a much stronger side. Credit to their spirit though, they played Junior Reds in the second match and adjusted much quicker to the standard and were unlucky to go down 0-3 in a match that could have had a much closer scoreline. Well done to Alfie and Riley who stepped up from the Halls Under 8s to fill some gaps in the side this week….a credit to the Club! #TrueHallsSpirit
The mighty Halls Under 10s were away this weekend enjoying their own company in their annual team trip to Surrey. Spending 3 nights away together…they are an example to us all here at Halls.
Bradley’s Under 11s were also in cup action this weekend, taking the long trip over to Dulwich Hamlet in an afternoon kick-off. But the travelling certainly played no part in this exciting match, and the fantastic 4-2 Halls victory that followed. What a great result lads! And certainly the result of the weekend for the Club…. Keep it up!
The Halls Under 12s weren’t so fortunate, going down 2-4 away to Phoenix Tigers. A very competitive match, and plenty of positives for the lads to go away with…. Just look forward to the return match and give it another big effort then! Heads held high!
Rob’s Under 13s were again missing from action with a bye in the first round of the cup, so it was over to the Under 15s as the last remaining junior game at the weekend, and they travelled away to Darent River. Goals from Nathan, Reece, Anthony, and an absolute screamer from Joe.T secured a convincing win for the lads with a final 5-1 scoreline. Paul and Dave will be chuffed with the team that has now secured 2 wins in 2 games and seem to be hitting some great form…. Keep it up lads, with Danson Sports heading to Dartford this week we will be hoping for another great team performance again!
The final two matches of the weekend were over to our Youth Teams; the Halls Under 18s Yellow faced up against Parkwood Rangers and spun their form on its head with a very creditable 4-4 draw. The game was tight and action packed and great to see such a positive result and performance against the odds. There have been encouraging signs early on for this squad, and results like that will go a long way to securing some form this season! Well done Martin and the lads.
Ashley’s Under 18s Blue team faced up against Bromley FC in the Kent Youth League clash, and breezed to a 5-1 victory. The squad was depleted heading into the match with most of the Halls defence absent through illness…but that is what squads are for, and we have a cracking squad here in this team. And it could have been more in what was a real dominant display from the lads. Quality, and back to winning ways… keep it up!
BRING ON WEEK 7. There are some tasty games coming this weekend…..!