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THFC V FLITCH UNITED BORDER LEAGUE DIVISION 2 6/10/2017
SQUAD : P Hawkins, L Thurston, C Briggs, J Tollhurst, T Turner, C Turner, M Hawkins, H Hazel, J Chester, J Chesney, C Green
FULL TIME RESULT : THFC 6 – 1 FLITCH UNITED
HEATH WIN IS A STATEMENT OF INTENT
That’s right folks although I missed a showcase of dreamy football skills from the Heath Colchester didn’t do too bad themselves with a 2-0 win against an in form Mansfield.
And what a game to miss by all accounts as Flitch were ripped to shreds in the first 30 minutes from simply beautiful football from the Heath.
Heath came out the starting blocks firing on all cylinders and 3 minutes Heath moved the ball in fluid style from deep with neat one touch football resulting in Harry Hazel receiving the ball in the six yard box for an easy tap in for 1-0
Joe Chester was then cynically fouled by the keeper as he attempted to round him and Charlie Green stepped up to bury a neat, low, left footed shot inside the left post 2-0.
You would be forgiven for thinking that Heaths’ enthusiasm for the game was spurred on by Joe Chesters insatiable appetite when on the pitch as his desire, commitment and sheer will to win is ever present and the boys continued to play a first half of showcase football where Flitch were simply outclassed such that they went in at half time 4-0.
At the restart it was apparent that Flitch had changed their formation, it worked to some degree and they began to press the game. They matched Heath for a period in the second half, though it may have stopped the rot Heath managed to keep a grip on the game and win the second half 2-1.
Paddy Hawkins was assured in goal, he made an excellent double save for Flitch’s goal, a reactive finger tip save which fell back into the path of the striker who struck another fierce drive that seemed to rocket skyward only to land and bounce over the line from a wicked spin on the ball.
A 6-1 score line against a team which won the league last year sends a clear message out to the rest. Heath remain a strong side and intend to win the league. More importantly under the partnership and guidance of Steve and Ian they continue to learn their craft. Game management Is beginning to show, helped by way of a healthy dose of experience from last season.
Luke Thurston was Ian’s man of the Match and you’ll all be glad to know that the team have gained a super signing of legendary status ……Steve Chester himself.
A mention goes out to Ryan Scillitoe who turned up to watch the game. He was an integral team member last year but is taking time out from the game with an ongoing back issue. We wish him well and a speedy recovery as I for one have missed his presence within the squad.
Goal scorers were Joe Chester 1 Jamie Chesney 2 Harry Hazel 2 Charlie Green 1