U12 - Midlands South Division
- competition : U12 - Midlands South Division
- date : 29/09/2018
- time : 10:15
- comment :
Halesowen Town Colts v Hereford FC
The opening minutes of the first quarter with Hereford scoring an own goal with no pressure from Halesowen was Halesowen’s initial downfall as they seemed to think the game was going to be an easy one, however Hereford showed it was going to be the opposite.
Hereford equalised with a great cross and a first time volley that left the keeper no chance, they were deservedly back in the game.
The second quarter Halesowen got themselves back in front from a good corner which was finished at the back post, This quarter was back and forth from both sides as we moved into the 3rd quarter a Halesowen goal from a player whose shot curled over the keeper into the top corner was a very good goal and one the players confidence will certainly of needed.
Hereford again came straight back and themselves curled one into the top corner to make it all level, then just before the end of the quarter Hereford sent a long cross/shot from distance and as the keeper went to catch the ball the low sun caused problems and the ball ended up being dropped over the line.
Given Halesowen are playing wih no GK due to injury both stand in outfield players have done great jobs over the last few weeks.
Halesowen were then given the chance to equalise when a penalty was awarded following a good run beating a couple of players to be impeded in the box, the resulting spot kick was sent over the bar which seemed to suprise a lot as the player is usually cool and accurate but it wasn’t to be.
Halesowen found themselves 4-3 down going into the final quarter to which they couldn’t complain, this last quarter spurred Halesowen on and one of the players who had been a little quiet for the early 3 quarters decided to show his normal game, Halesowen started to win the ball more greater desire and the equaliser came from the left wing after beating a player a switched cross over the last defender allowing the Halesowen player to calmly bring the ball down and hit it on the half volley into the roof of the net from just inside the box, this goal will also have done another player a big boost of confidence.
By now Halesowen were starting to look more of threat and went back in front after playing the ball through the thirds quickly and a finish of quality beat the keeper, the player had back to goal and spun on the half turn to hit it first time into the bottom corner despite the efforts of the keeper who had played well.
Then inside the last couple of minutes the player who missed the penalty may have seen it as his opportunity to make up for his missed spot kick, whether he was thinking of Hazards run in the Carabao cup the other night or all the Messi clips he watches he picked the ball up inside his own half and went on a great run taking on the midfield and the defence and had the composure to go round the keeper and put it into the back of the net albeit off the post, sometimes games have moments of brilliance, this one had several with great goals and moments of individual quality.
Halesowen showed big character in the final quarter to turn the game around 6-4, credit has to be given to Hereford for the way the conducted themselves and they way they played.
- Halesowen Town Colts
- match summary
- Hereford Fc