THFC V COLNE ENGAINE : BORDER LEAGUE DIVISION 2
SQUAD : Rob Lee, Matt ince, Charlie Turner, Charlie Briggs, Toby Turner, Ben Kensdsle, Joe
Chester, Jamie Chesney, Max Hawkins, Ryan Jones, Jack Tollhurst, Cam Ward, Lewis Ward
FULL TIME : THFC 10 – 0 COLNE ENGAINE
ITS A WALK IN THE PARK FOR THE HEATH
That’s right folks Heath ran the show today whilst Colne offered no contest at all. Whilst Colne Engaine had suffered the loss of some key players to other clubs with others unavailable take nothing away from the Heath as they again showed their ability to play good football.
Such was their domination they were 3-0 up in the first 15 minutes. Max Hawkins glanced a header toward the far post from a Heath corner where Chesney tapped in for 1-0 on 6 minutes.
On 12 minutes some sharp interplay by Heath saw the ball played into Cam Ward around the 6 yard box where he tied a defender up in nots with quick feet and put it away well from a tight angle for 2-0. A minute later Cam Ward produced a goal of the month contender by receiving the ball square in front of the goal about 22 yards out to then hit a ferocious shot which dipped late, hit the underside of the crossbar to rebound off the back of an inflight and well beaten goalkeeper for 3-0. Cam then became injured on the half hour after rolling his ankle. Let’s hope he’s not out for long.
It was barely 5 minutes between the next two goals. Again more tidy football from a corner ball with neat touches and movement between players saw Ben Kensdsle score from inside the box 4-0. 37 minutes in and Heath were simply outclassing a woeful Colne Engaine, Joe Chester cut back a ball from the goal line as Lewis Ward ghosted into the box unchallenged to slot in for 5-0.
5 became 6 with Joe Chester sneaking one in from a tight angle to embarrass a less than impressive Colne keeper. Lewis Ward ( brother to Cam ) is only 19 and plays Sunday league football but would have no trouble dealing with this level of football from what I saw today, he made it 7-0 with a 35 yard strike that apparently hit the ground 3 times to still get past a goalie who surely had gone from being woeful to despairing.
At the restart it was only two minutes in before Max Hawkins picked up another loose ball to calmly place inside the right hand post for 8-0 then again on 57 minutes Max had all the time in the box (as players seemingly stood off him ) to pick his spot and drive a low shot in at the left post, 9-0.
Jack Tollhurst came on for Ryan Jones ( off because of an ongoing niggly injury issue ).
Heath continued to rule the roost over Colne Engaine with lovely neat passing and typical off the ball movement and on 67 minutes a quick Heath break saw Chesney running down the right wing and Colne tracking back in a 3 on 3 situation Jamie drove forward into the box before cutting back a slide rule pass to young Lewis Ward ( again getting himself in an excellent supporting position ) to shoot into the top corner but for a Colne player whose back it hit and go into touch. Unlucky Lewis.
The last 15 minutes saw Colne making a few fouls, no doubt fed up and frustrated, then on 85 Ben Kensdsle bags himself a well deserved goal with a well struck low drive for 10-0.
Though Colne were a poor side I’m sure that when they have their strongest side we can do the double over them as they did us last season. The new players that have come in show good promise and have slotted into the team well. Toby Turner is strong and competent at right back. Ben Kensdsle has good awareness and is sharp around the pitch. Having not mentioned Matt Ince suffice to say that Manager Steve Chester was beaming like a Cheshire Cat every time he was on the ball. He played at left back and was clearly of a certain class, I saw an assured and silky smooth ball player that often got forward with the ball and often turned defence into attack with ease. Charlie Turner is holding his own at the back.