Report: 23-02-2013 – Mens 5th’s (2) vs. (5) Kingston Upon Hull 5th’s

Slazenger Men’s 5’s faced a tough task in their latest development fixture against Kingston Upon Hull when the opposition turned up with only 11 players but 6 of them were adults.

That said, the first half saw an encouraging display from the youngsters against a physically stronger team. Matthew Chilton and Elliot Golding were particularly energetic, with Harry Gunning authoritative in midfield. It was good to see the home team go into the half time break 2-1 up after strikes from centre forward Peter Gunning and George Fealy.

Second half was a much different proposition as all the hardworking the young players had put into the first half began to tell and the adult opposition started to dominate. They snuffed out most of the home attacks and hit long passes to the skilful junior strikers who created lost of scoring chances. But for the composure and concentration of keeper Harry Buttery, Slazengers would have conceded more than the four goals they did.

Heads didn’t drop against such strong opposition but it did prove to be a long and very cold afternoon for the home team.
Final score 5-2.