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LAWFORD LADS v THFC : BORDER LEAGUE DIVISION 2 14/10/2017
SQUAD : P HAWKINS, L THURSTON, C BRIGGS, J TOLLHURST, T TURNER, J CHESNEY, J CHESTER, M HAWKINS, H HAZEL, R JONES, C GREEN, R SPELLER.
FULL TIME : LAWFORD LADS 0 – 11 THFC
GOAL FEST FOR THE HEATH KEEPS THEM TOP
That’s right folks Heath enjoyed eleven goals on Saturday with Joe Chester bagging himself 5 (was that a lesson in how to be clinical I wonder? ). I don’t know because I wasn’t there and this report comes by way of thanks to Ian ‘dobby’ dobbins himself.
The Heath were presented with a large pitch and a decent playing surface though it took them a good ten minutes to get into their stride whilst Lawford were left chasing the ball without managing a shot on target at all in the first half leaving Padi Hawkins to join in as a spectator no less.
We dominated the 90 minutes, the interplay and transition (that’s a good descriptive word that ….. I’ll use that myself.) through the phases was crisp and sharp culminating in numerous chances, though we missed a few we bagged four in the first half.
Harry Hazel had to come off at half time because of a recurring back injury with Reece Speller replacing.
The goals continued to flow in the second half no doubt from more fluid play by the Heath. Lawford continued to fight throughout to their credit, their spirit never wained. The keeper was even heard rallying his troops by suggesting at one point “ Old Skool rules … last goal wins.”
At times playing lesser opposition can be a potential banana skin by bringing the other team down to their level, however Heath were not complacent and remained focused to the end.
Goals came from Joe Chester 5, Charlie Green 2, Ryan Jones 1, Jack Tollhurst 1, Jamie Chesney 1, Toby Turner 1.
We remain top and above Bures though only by way of a healthy goal difference and with lots of games still to play let’s stay focused and push all the way as Flitch have 4 games in hand with one loss so they are definitely in the mix and will remain so all season as will Bures. A three horse race?
Joe Chester gets MOTM for his deserved 5 goal tally.
- I wonder if the score line suggests that we took our chances this time as opposed to missing a hatful as we have been guilty of doing in the past. If so then that’s progress. Well done lads (Heath lads obviously)