Another feast of football yesterday saw our pre season come to a close.

Another feast of football yesterday saw our pre season come to a close.

The reserves went down 7-0 to Hardwick Reserves and learnt a valuable lesson that if you get your heads down at 2-0 down you’ll get dicked. Bad day at the office!!

The first team played Hellenic Div 1 side Penn & Tyler Green who are already 3 games into their season..

We started well and looked very threatening on the break and went one nil up after a Ryan Brooks was brought down in the box. Ryan Brooks then got up and smashed the penalty into the top corner.
P&TG then equalised after bad marking from us at a corner. They then went 2-1 up from the spot after Lewis Bland committed GBH in the penalty area.
HT 1-2
Hallions started the second half very well and for the first 10 minutes it was one way traffic creating 3 good chances to score. A bit more composure, a cutback rather than a shot and we would have been at least level.
The visitors then broke and increased their lead with another well worked goal. 1-3.
Hallions then scored the goal of the match when Dean Smith and Stuart Bridges scored a goal that they have allegedly been practicing in their garden since they were 8 years old.
They must have exchanged passes with each other 7 or 8 times before Dean Smith curled into the far top corner giving the keeper no chance.
(The rest of the team were having a quick fag break in case you’re interested.)

Bad decisions often cost you against top teams and this was the case here. A ball that could have cleared was instead given away and the opposition smashed home from 25 yards. 4-2
In the latter stages we correctly chased the game and got caught on the break 5-2.

Overall a very pleasing performance against a side 3 divisions higher than us. With performances like that it’s going to be a very interesting season for the first team.

YOU HALLIONS YOU!

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