Soccer Schools UK (Oxfordshire) 2-3 Hereford U13
The first goal came with the first shot of the game after 10 minutes, the lively Samuel Griffiths scoring the away sides first goal. That seemed to wake the home team up and the attacking players for SS UK (Ox) started to find their rhythm. Midway through the first half, a hand ball in the Hereford box allowed Kieran Day to even the score from the penalty spot, his first attempt was saved by Jamie Smith, however Day was on hand to score the rebound, 1-1.
Moments after SS UK (Ox) equalised, Hereford broke quickly from a corner and Griffiths got his second of the game, after good work down the Hereford right wing, 1-2. SS UK (Ox) found themselves 1-2 down at half time. SS UK (Ox) were so desperate to get back into the game in the second half, that within 40 seconds of the restart, a fantastic cross from Day on the left found Ryan Jones, who headed the ball into the net and made the score 2-2, game on! Both teams played the second half were high intensity, quick passing and forward movements. With 5 minutes to go, the game never looked like it was going to into extra time and Hereford made sure it didn't!
Again, great work down the Hereford right, saw a cross make its way to Griffiths in the box, who completed his hat-trick to make the score 2-3. Overall, the game was played in the right manner and was a pleasure to watch.
Hereford squad: Jamie Smith, Kieron Davies, Freddie Fox, Mason Godsall, Samuel Griffiths, Joshua Phillips, Michael Yalland, Joe Speake, Jack Powell, Harry Pitman, Iestyn Evans, Tim Honey, Henry Jack Williams and Archie Horton
Hereford U16 3-3 Kidderminster (aet) - Hereford won 4-2 on penalties
Hereford squad: Joe Regan, Callum Beckett, Liam Bishop, Reece Edwards, Luke Firkin, Cameron Gauci, Cameron Godsall, Joe Mellars, , Elliott Peeters-vanstone, Jake Spink, Ben Vanstone, Charlie Greenhouse, Jack Marston, Robert Whitlock, Joshua Bridges and Luke Marston
You can watch the penalty shoot out on YouTube: