Match Report – Garsington v Bicester Hallions 12th March 2022

GARSINGTON 2 V BICESTER HALLIONS 5

 

Another week, another league game and hopefully another three points as the Hallions made the journey to Denton Lane, Garsington.

As is the norm at Denton Lane it was rather windy, but surprisingly sunny as the game kicked off a tad behind schedule for no apparent reason.

In the very first attack of the game with a mere three minutes on the clock Hallions Piers McGlynn fired an effort inches wide of the home upright with keeper floundering.

As the wind stepped up a gear so did the Hallions, and it came as no surprise when in the 10th minute a precision lay off by Ryan Brooks set up Piers McGlynn who blasted home from some 30 yards to give the Hallions the lead.

The home hit back immediately with Reece Green pulling off a point blank save to deny Joe Ryan, but Garsington maintained the momentum and equalised within minutes through Cian Gaul.

It was now end to end play with both sides showing a great appetite to attack.

Then in the 14th minute Ryan Brooks burst between a couple of Garsington defenders only to be halted by what looked like a certain foul challenge, however, not only was no penalty awarded, but disaster struck the Hallions with the team being reduced to ten men via the sin bin procedure.

However, despite being a player short, the Hallions regained the upper hand in the 24th minute with Jamie Mundy orchestrating a move which saw Dan Smith sidestep a couple of home defenders including home keeper Oliver Ludlow before firing home.

On the stroke of half time with the Hallions now fielding a full complement Ludlow made a brave save at the feet of Ryan Brooks to keep the home side in the game.

 

HT 1-2

 

The early stages of the second half saw the Hallions in complete control, although the home side were still causing a few problems.

In the 50th minute on a brilliant full length save from Oliver Ludlow stopped a Brooksy skimmer finding its target.

With Brooksy, Smudge and Piers McGlynn causing untold panic in the home defence it came no real surprise when their advantage was increased in the 61st minute, although it came through bullet shot by a Garsington defender.

Only Oliver Ludlow seemed to stand between the Hallions and a bucket full of goals as the Hallions moved into overdrive.

Then in the 70th minute Piers McGlynn was hand to coolly net his second and the Hallions fourth goal.

Four became five as Brooksy outstripped a flagging Garsington defence to fire home with consummate ease.

Hallions young substitute Ronnie Donaldson then showed his potential to mesmerise the home defence, but once again keeper Oliver Ludlow showed his class to save the day, again.

With the game done and dusted Garsington netted a late consolation courtesy of Joe Ryan, although defender Wayne Blossom looked to have been the victim of a clumsy challenge which went unpunished.

Final whistle sounded with another three points in the bag against a hard-working Garsington team.

 

FT  2-5

 

Official: Graham Norris

MOM: Piers McGlynn

 

Hallions Team: Reece Green. Liam Godin. Wayne Blossom. Chris Schooling. Tai Thomas.

Piers McGlynn. Jamie Mundy [Capt.]. Ryan Brooks. Dan Fraser. Callum Tighe. Dan Smith.

Subs Played: Ronnie Donaldson.

Scorers: Piers McGlynn [2] Ryan Brooks. Dan Smith. Own Goal.

 

 

Garsington Team: Oliver Ludlow. Adrian Babei.Callum Stubbs. Craig Wharton. Dan Chalmers.

Brandon Campbell. Brad Dolton. Connor Taylor.Joe Ryan. Callum Lucas. Cian Gaul.

Scorers: Cian Gaul.Joe Ryan.

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