Wonder Goal Winner
By jamie bishop
3 more points towards promotion
Hanwell travelled to Ruislip for a 1pm kick-off only to find out that Wealdstone had moved the fixture to a 13.30 KO, giving even more time to warm up on a sunny but chilly day.
The pitch was not the best with a big puddle in the centre circle and a very uneven surface all over the park, making it an ugly game of football on an ugly pitch.
It was Hanwell you started the better of the two teams with early efforts on the Wealdstone goal all without Wealdstone replying and testing the stand-in keeper Jack Maiden who was in for the missing Tom.
On 13 minutes Hanwell took the lead when a lovely through pass by Jack Poyntz to Che Regis gave Che a 1v1 with the keeper and the winner was Che who chalked up his 21st goal of the season.
The goal sparked Wealdstone into life, becoming more attacking and won corner after corner; on 24 minutes one of these corners resulted in the equaliser. Again Hanwell conceding from a set piece all be it from a nice header by the Wealdstone player.
HT = 1-1
The HTYFC team talk was to attack down each wing and to transfer the ball from wing to wing across the pitch.
Again it was Hanwell who started best and took the lead 5 minutes in, all thanks to a screamer of a shot from Che; it was George Powell who fed the ball into Che who turned and hit the ball on the half volley from the far edge of the box and has soon as it struck his left boot it was a goal giving the keeper no chance, it was a goal good enough to win any match.
After Che’s wonder strike Wealdstone applied the pressure forcing Hanwell to panic when playing out the back, but to their credit HTYFC still played out from Jack M in goal and Wealdstone couldn’t break the HTYFC defence especially
Kiran Ladhur who was solid, letting nothing pass him and also distributed the ball well every time turning defence into attack, creating 1v1 chances for Rene Barnes who saw his chances either saved or hit the wood work.
After riding the pressure from Wealdstone midway through the second half the game management from Hanwell was good enough to see the game out and so making Che’s great goal the deserved match winner.
Three points to Hanwell Town and a step closer to promotion with one match to play and Hanwell still top of the league due to Brunswick and Ickenham having games in hand but still chasing HTYFC now on 32 points.
MOM = Kiran Ladhur: Great defending & ball distribution. (Closely followed by Che for a wonder goal).