Football Match report 23 January 2020

Harriers back to winning ways! 

The Hillcrest Harriers made an amazing start to Term 3 this week by returning to winning ways against St Patricks Primary School.

We said that the Harriers had learnt a lot from their last match against West Town Lane and they proved it with a blistering start to a match that had lots of passing, running, team work and skill. 

Wearing their brand new kits, the Harriers’ fantastic first half included a world class save from our goalkeeper Ollie Howells, a super finish to put us 1-0 up from Reuben and five, that’s right, five goals from Kingston.

All of these exploits put us 6-0 up at half time, but we didn’t rest on our laurels and came out flying again in the second half. 

After the break, we saw two unbelievable strikes. Firstly, Luc smashed the ball in off the bar from 20 yards and then Marcus scored from just outside the box with his left foot (even though he’s right footed). Terrific stuff! Despite being 8-0 up, the Harriers kept on going and Ollie Hoare grabbed a well-deserved goal at the end to round off the scoring at 9-0. 

Special extra mention to Noah and Fin who were rock solid at the back alongside Marcus for a half each. Moses (as usual) totally ran the midfield with some excellent tacking and passing ability. Sam grabbed assist after assist in a first half of outstanding wing play and Josh was a superb outlet throughout the second half by carrying the ball for long distances down the channels. 

Big thank you to Duncan and Simon who helped to set up and take down the football nets before and after the game. We couldn’t have a home pitch if it wasn’t for these brilliant parent volunteers. 

We are now at the halfway point of the season and with 3 wins and one loss (24 goals scored compared to only 6 against), the Harriers are confident for a strong end to the season. Our next league game is away against Oasis Connaught and we are also into the quarter finals of the cup so stay tuned for more match updates coming soon.

Mr Taylor