A BIG WIN FOR OUR STRIPES!
By Sean Purnell
On a wet Sunday afternoon our boys faced Launton who sat above us in the league....
LAUNTON V HALSE UNITED U18 STRIPES
On a cold and wet Sunday afternoon our boys made the short journey to face Launton in this league fixture.
The HUFC boys started poor giving the ball away cheaply especially in midfield which just helped the opposition and it wasn't long before Launton made this pay with a shot outside the HUFC 18 yard which was placed neatly in the left hand corner of the HUFC net.
As the HUFC boys settled into the first half James Keen scored a equaliser on 27 minutes which lifted the boys spirits further. Then just 60 seconds later the Launton keeper decided to man handle HUFC Striker Aziz and throw him to the floor inside the Launton 6 yard and rightly so the referee awarded a penalty to HUFC which Aziz neatly slotted right of the keeper and now giving HUFc a 1-2 lead.
HT LAUNTON 1 - 2 HUFC
Second half and Griffiths was bought on up top to give Aziz a well earned rest after just 7 minutes in Griffiths slipped then got straight back up and using his left foot striker the ball with the Launton player pressing on him and the ball floated into the Launton net. Now 1-3 to HUFC along with the wind behind Halse they continued to pile the pressure onto Launton and wanted much more.
On 60 minutes Bastin pressed with Launton player who was trying to block the ball for the Launton keeper inside the 6 yard box but Bastin used his strength to get to the ball and tapped the ball into the Launton net.
On 76 minutes when Launton were pressing high a lovely ball was placed through to HUFC Striker Aziz down the right wing which Aziz collected neatly and pressed towards the Launton keeper and striker the ball with power into the Launton net.
FT LAUNTON 1 - 5 HUFC
This was a big win for the lads after starting poorly and collecting all 3 points meant the boys move unto 4th in the division.
MOTM was awarded to Aden Aziz although there was so many decent performances across the squad