The start of a new season as the Hallions newly formed ressies took on the Deddington Town stiffs at the Ashdene Road Super bowl .Under the directorship of Aj Field and Franko the side included a mixture of youngsters including a couple of young Franko’s plus a few experience guys, namely the spritely Darchy, Jason Hallatt, Chaderick Ellis, added to the return of Mark Jones minus those specs and Disco.
After a lengthy pre match fashion parade which necessitated a bit of shoe horn treatment for a number of players as they overfilled the new shirts.
However the new era quickly came down to earth as in the 2nd minute a horrendous defensive error saw Deddington’s Dan Hall gifted a simple goal.
Obviously the previous nights sleeping pills were still working.
Gradually the Hallions got working and forced a corner in the 10th minute which was perfectly executed by Ellis Godin who found Sam Graham, but his superb effort was blocked on the goal line.
Then in the 15th minute a spectacular attempted scissor kick by Huggs brought the crowd to life, but regretfully no contact was made with the football.In the 25th minute a point blank save by Deddington keeper Davies from the shirt splitting Paul Darch rebounded to Disco Dyer who calmly rocketed home a tremendous equaliser.
Within minutes Deddington looked as if they might regain their advantage but it soon became apparent why Man United have been tracking keeper Jones as he produced a truly memorable save although it probably damaged those highly polished new boots and mastic gloves.
Back came the Hallions with Davies saving an Ellis Godin effort from close range.
Then in the 38th minute a truly amazing surge forward by Callum Draper was abruptly ended as he was chopped down in the penalty area. From the resulting spot kick the ice cool Pineapple Huggs rifled home to send the home crowd and Basher wild.
Only remarkable defending and no little luck stopped Hallions adding to their score as goal bound efforts from Dyer, Hallatt and the Godin boys were blocked.
HT BICESTER HALLIONS RES 2 V DEDDINGTON TOWN A 1
Within minutes of the restart Ellis Godin rattled the upright with the keeper nowhere in sight.
For the majority of the second half the match seemed to drift slowly along with minimal excitement. Although in the 70th minute a Dan Reynold effort got Mark Jones sprinting out of his deckchair as it sailed inches wide of the goal.
Hallions Dan Lacey then produced the pass of the day to split open the visitors defence before finding Ellis Godin, however his went inches wide with the keeper well beaten. By now U Jar was nervously prowling up and down the touchline as the visiting team looked for an equaliser. Then with one minute left on the clock a deliberate handling offence saw Deddington awarded a free kick on the edge of the Hallions penalty area, however Reynolds shot was comfortably dealt with by Mark Jones new gloves. Final whistle and 3 points in the bag – Happy Days
FT BICESTER HALLIONS RES 2 V DEDDINGTON TOWN A 1
Bicester Hallions Team : Mark Jones.Ashley Godin.Carl Ellis.Jason Hallatt.Callum Draper.Dan Dyer.Chris Huggins.Ellis Godin.Paul Darch.Sam Graham.James Beesley.
Subs [Played] Dan Lacey.James Hobden.Kynan O’Brien.
Hallions Scorers – D Dyer. C Huggins [pen]
M O M – Disco Dyer
Meanwhile over at Deddington Tyson’s boys were doing the business inflicting a comprehensive
6 – 0 dicking over their hosts, with goals from Dan Smith, Dan Bone and 4 from Ryan Brooks.