An Amazing Clean Sheet
By jamie bishop
U14 win tight tense game
A tight sloppy pitch made for a tight entertaining game of football which was in deadlock until the 26th minute when
Rene Barnes scored just after coming on the pitch from the subs bench; a well taken goal after a great pass from Oliver Hayes.
The only other notable action of the first half was from both keepers; first was a great double save from the Kensington keeper after saving Lucas Chancellor’s shot he then managed to get up to save the follow up from Oliver. Then just before the break Tom Sloley kept HTYFC in the lead with a fantastic one handed save.
Half time 0-1
Hanwell players were told to attack down the wing in the second half but to keep the three defenders protected.
The second half started like the first half had finished with more great goalkeeping from the Kensington Keeper and the tone of the second half was set by Oliver with another wonderful shot after great team play only to be saved by the impressive KDFC goalie.
Hanwell were in control of the match but unable to extend their lead and the game became tight and tense with end to end play.
In the last 10 minutes the game could have gone either way, Hanwell having the best of the chances including another effort from Oliver who beat 2 Kensington players but not the keeper, then after super bit of football with the Hanwell players making passing combinations to play in Alican Calim at the back post but again was denied a certain goal by the KDFC keeper.
Then Kensington failed to score after good play and a good cross which flashed across the HTYFC goal without no-one getting the touch on the ball to score.
From that chance Hanwell then counter attacked and Adam Bello played a lovely pass putting Rene through with half of the pitch to run in on goal, but a great tackle from a recovering Kensington defender on the edge of the box to denied Hanwell a second goal and a comfortable final minutes.
The final whistle came soon after with a relieving smile from all the Hanwell players, coaches and supporters who after seeing an entertaining football match were happy with the clean sheet win, making the Sunday morning visit to Kensington a very enjoyable one.
MOM = Tom Sloley
Star performances from every HTYFC player but a special mention to Rene Barnes and the back 3 of Kiran Ladhur,
Lewis Scully & Albi Balaj, plus another good shot rate = 26 efforts on goal.