Huish Episcopi 4
Hugh Sexey Middle School 6
What a football match this was! A truly superb and nail biting match from two very good teams.
Playing on Huish Episcopi 4g pitch, Hugh Sexey's started the match brightly. We kept Huish in their half, putting their goal keeper under lots of pressure. Some great work from our midfield trio Callow, Poole, and Creaser enabled Jacob Aberdeen to slot home the first goal of the afternoon.
Huish then came back strongly, after some defending errors from us, and scored two quick goals to put them 2-1 up.
After some time, and some great football played by both teams, Huish's striker capitalised on another great pass to run through and score again.
Half time score: Huish 3 Hugh Sexey's 1.
At half time we had an inspirational team talk; we all spoke about how we could turn things around, and as a group we made some tactical changes. All credit to Thelonious Jagger who moved to centre back, enabling us to change to 4-4-2 formation.
Immediately in the second half we were able to put pressure on Huish and it wasn't long before our goal machine Jacob Aberdeen scored his second of the game slotting the ball home. The lads were now confident, relaxed, and believed they could score more goals and actually win this game. Luc Griffiths then scored a brilliant solo goal to level the game 3-3.
Hugh Sexey's were now rampant- moving the ball all over the pitch and putting Huish under immense pressure. Luc Griffiths then scored his second of the day to put Hugh Sexey's 4-3 up.
Huish had the next say and scored to make the game level 4-4.
It was now or never - with 10 minutes to go and the game possibly heading towards penalties, Ben Crook smashed the ball home to make it 5-4. Straight after scoring he set up Jacob Aberdeen who scored, to complete his hat trick.
Wow, what a game - credit to all the lads; after being 3-1 down at half time, they kept their heads and believed in each other.
Special mention to Thomas Bean who stepped in once again as our as goal keeper. He was under immense pressure all game, but he played superbly, particularly in the second half, making numerous great saves to keep us in the game.
Next match we play Millfield at Home - we are all looking forward to this one.