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Newhall U9 Tigers (1) v Hilton Harriers Falcons (1)

Lee Cantrill

Match report by

Lee Cantrill
Date filed: 24 Apr 2013

Played: 17th April 2013


The Tigers got the point they needed to guarantee first division football next season.

There is little that can be said about this game, the howling wind ruined it as a spectacle.  And, given the conditions this would have been the perfect 0-0 draw.  Hilton though spoilt that by scoring a peach of a goal with their first attack of the second half.  Hiltons number 7 killed the ball stone dead on the edge of the area, twisted and turned and fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner.  As the time ticked on, it looked like the one goal would be enough, but the Tigers had a worldie of their own up their sleeve.  

After a succession of corners and with just two minutes on the clock, the Tigers won another corner on the left and crammed the Hilton box with bodies. Shakespeare's inch perfect kick picked out the unmarked Fantarrow who managed to cushion the ball into the path of Sharp, who like a praying mantis, and with superb technique, fired a screamer of a volley into the bottom left hand corner to equalise.

Games so far between these two sides have always been good encounters.  It was such a shame the weather did its best to wreck this one.

Tigers star man... Oliver Collins... bad enough for outfield players, but these conditions are a nightmare for keepers. In all fairness Collins was the busier of the two keepers, but his handling was superb and he rarely looked in any trouble.

Report by parent, Chris Taylor

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