The U14 West team finally got revenge for last seasonís controversial defeat against Harpenden Hawks, as they comfortably beat them in their first encounter of the current season.
began well, and were a goal up after just five minutes after Greg
Springall played a good through ball to Jamie Heaffey who beat the
defence to score with a good shot into the bottom left hand corner.
Chances were limited for both sides though, but West created two
openings for Tom Weaver, the second of which was a great shot that the
keeper just pushed wide for a corner. As the
half progressed, West started to get a little sloppy, and five minutes
from half time they failed to clear a Hawks attack and they leveled the score.
second half started evenly, but
With Harpenden pushing men forward, there was more space for West to counter-attack, and it was from a swift move out of defence that West scored their third as George played a great ball for Greg to chase, and from it he scored comfortably.
The final 3-1 score
line was fully deserved as the boys put in a good performance, not that
they needed motivating following the away fixture in the 05/06 season.
Final Score: St. Albans City West 3 - 1 Harpenden Hawks
Joint Man of the Match: Myles Smith and Adam Thornhill