LATEST MATCH REPORTS
vs Basingstoke - 08 Oct 2017
Home Score: 4 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Win
Under 16 boys 4-1 Baingstoke
A new look Haslemere boys started the season with a desreved win against a well organised Basingstome team .
Haslemere started the strongest , and the defence of Arthur Gunn , Tom Wylde and wing backs Harry Allan and Douggie Alexander gave widthe and support to Toby Fitter , Alfie Richards and Jonathon Hoe in the centre . Our forward line of Will Brown Harvey Hill and debutant Ollie Crombie gave us width and height , and the new team played some great hokey , with our midfield dominating . A smart strike from Will Brown opened the scoring , while the clever short corne routines gave the forwards great opportunities to practise their new rouines. Two goals from shorts by Alfie Richards and Haslemere were cruising to a well earned victoy
A great reverse strike from Jonno and a final flurry from Basingstoke gave a 4-1 final score , a fair reflection of the day .
Special mention to Archie Summers who pulled off the most tremendous save at the very end!!!!!!!
Well done to all
vs Winchester - 01 Mar 2015
Home Score: 2 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Win
For me this looked like a perfect Sporting weekend - England playing Cricket, England playing Rugby, Spurs in the Capital Cup Final, 4s playing on Saturday and the U16s on Sunday. Unfortunately most of these have turned into disasters and the Highlight without any doubt was your wonderful performance in the Cup today. It looks as though we now play the Semi-Final away against Bournemouth, who seem to have had a couple of byes, so with Hampshire Day and all the Finals here at Haslemere this year we must put in every effort to get there in front of our own home crowd. I am sure Caroline (doing a wonderful job!) will have a date for us as soon as possible so please clear that day. My thanks in particular today to Family Fitzgerald for getting the great man out with us today.
It is difficult to really sum up a performance like todays. We were in a dogfight from the beginning, lots of Hampshire attire being worn by the opposition, but we had the Weapon of Mass Destruction (Ed), it was a question of a whole team effort and the team playing better, as a team, than the sum of its parts - and that is exactly what you all did. My Congratulations to you all.
Max in goal, brave and dominating the D; Sam, Alfie, Joe and George sticking to your tasks, marking, chasing, tackling and clearing tirelessly; Jamie, Jonny and Ben sound and skilled in the midfield with some excellent distribution and passes threading their defence; Will, Fintan, Adam, Dom, Ed and Marcus up front not giving an inch to a much bigger opposition defence, allowing them little time on the ball and working for a lot of turnover possession. Good goal, Marcus. Lastly, great praise to you Ed for keeping your cool under great provocation, getting us all organised, getting the winning goal and leading by example.
I cannot wait for the next game, I really would like to see more of you at Training now that we have a clear objective in sight and much to work on. Come on guys, I think it was the great Golfer Gary Player who said something to the effect that it was funny how the harder he practised the luckier he seemed to get. Practice, practice, practice...........
Great performance, well done.
vs Yateley - 14 Dec 2014
Home Score: 7 - Opposition Score: 4
Match Result: Win
ET - the Extra Terrestrial Ed Tristem strikes again! The Yateley U16s must be sick of the sight of Ed who has now scored 11 goals in our 2 visits to Wellington College, 6 this time, mostly from short corners as he played sweeper for most of the game - such a shame that right at the end of the game he shot wide after dribbling the length of the field.
Ed's was the stand-out performance but I think Rob and I were just as pleased with many other individual performances that made for an excellent all-round team performance to beat what is actually quite a fair Yateley side. We were desperately short of defenders so Ed and Jamie took the central defender roles, but my heroes of the first half were Joe Lloyd-Perks and George Hardy - very steady, picked up a lot and used the ball well, excellent. Behind the defence Max was in superlative form, flying around his goal like Superman, nothing seemed to rattle him, calm and dtermined, no chance with the goals, so many excellent saves. Through the midfield Jonny was calm and dominant again, Ben used the ball well and newboy Josh Williams put in some tidy work here and latterly up front. However my man-of-the-second-half was Olly Lott who used the first half to get the pace of the game and then played very accurately through the second with the reward of a coolly well-taken goal for all his hard work. Up front we were able to rotate Josh Lott, a very hard-working Adam Dudman, Josh W and Will Tristem - it was such a shame that Fintan picked up a heavy knock early on and could play little part in the rest of the game. Special mention for Will who led the line with great skill, I did give Dom some stick in our last game up here for not passing, Will's passing may also come under scrutiny!!
Another really enjoyable outing of great benefit to us as a team, thank you Caroline for not making the last one a double-header. We have a busy time ahead of us so please lets have a good turn-out for training. I do not see training as a competitive occasion, it is a time for you to improve your personal skills so that you can support fully the rest of the team. With the team we had on Sunday + Sam, Alfie and Dom we can certainly win our League and I would love to win that Hants Cup as well. It is up to you, we can do it, train and practise hard!!!
A very Happy Christmas to you all
Olly, Caroline, Rob............and Buddha
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