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Monday, April 24, 2017

UITC Weekend Round Up

Worcester City 1-3 Hereford U12
Goal scorers: J.Holman x 2 and O.Desborough
Team: C.Williams, F.Parker, R.Price, I.Morris, A.Lewis, A.Horton, O.Desborough, I.Bubb, J.Weaver, Z.Bruton, C.Bemand, J.Holman and M.Barbu

Kidderminster Harriers 4-4 Hereford U14
The hosts started brightly and took the lead when Elian Riley’s left wing centre was hammered into the roof of the net by the on rushing Tyler Ward. Hereford didn’t panic and began to get their usual quick passing game going but found the hosts defence in defiant mood. The first quarter ended one nil.

The second quarter followed a similar pattern to the first with the home side dominating possession but Hereford always a threat. Midway through the period Adam Staples extended Kidderminster’s lead with a fine drive from the edge of the area.

The third quarter was as even as the earlier two but again the hosts struck. Lance Harvey-Foggin this time breaking through on the right hand side and sliding his shot in off the far post.

Both sides had being playing some attractive passing football and the only difference entering the final period has been Kidderminster’s more clinical finishing. Credit to the visitors however as they never gave up and continued to play the right way. Their persistence bore fruit early in the quarter when the lively Jay Oliver pulled a goal back with a smart finish. Kidderminster however didn’t lie down and Jack Bennett found the top corner from the left edge of the penalty area to restore the three goal cushion. Hereford responded with a goal from Tom Hamilton tp once more bring the gap to two. The crucial moment came 8 minutes from time when Jacey Emms received a pass in what appeared to be an offside position and with the home defence appealing ran on to reduce the deficit to a single goal. Hereford sensing that they could get something from the game now came on strong whilst the hosts allowed the officials decision to rattle them now looked disorganised. The final twist came right at the end when a neat combination through the middle of the field gave Oliver the chance to equalise with the what turned out to be the final kick of the game.

A fine advert for JPL football in a terrific game for the neutral and much credit to Hereford for never giving up and continuing to play attractive passing football when other sides may have resorted to long ball.

Goalscorers: J.Oliver x 2, T.Hamilton  and J.Emms
Hereford: S.Yapp, L.Hoven, T.Hamilton, J.Payne, W.Powell, H.Ratcliffe, J.Briggs, O.Morris, J.Oliver, J.Speake, T.Burton, J.Emms and I.Hooper

Hereford U16 6-1 Henley Park Rangers
The first quarter was a very even 20 mins. Both sides trying to work each other out with defences on top. Both teams had opportunities to score but chances were either well saved or marginally wide.

Hereford broke the deadlock in the second quarter with a well taken goal. This settled the hosts nerves and the began to play some tidy football. The boys were challenged to play out from the back and into the midfield which they did extremely well. However, HPR were determined to press high and occasionally intercepted in dangerous areas. One such occasion led to the equalising goal which was finished well by the attacking right full back.

In the third quarter Hereford stepped up a gear and really piled on the pressure. HPR changed their shape which offered plenty of space in wide areas for Hereford to exploit. Two crosses on to deep runs led to two really good goals, unfortunately one was ruled marginally offside. HPR had opportunities to get back in the game. The impressive holding midfielder kept them ticking over and was having an excellent game in midfield. The quarter ended in spectacular style when a Hereford corner was cleared to the edge of the box and struck on the volley by an advanced midfielder. The ball crashed down off the bar and spun into the net! 3-1.

In the final quarter, Hereford were really at the races. The standard of football continued to improve and with the fullbacks now joining the wingers to create overloads more balls were being played into the front two who were man to man with the CBs. Another two goals were created through great interplay to get in behind and finish from close range passed the visiting GK.

Goalscorers: Callum Beckett, Luke Firkin x 2, Liam Bishop x 2 and Luke Marston
Hereford: Joe Regan, Callum Beckett, Liam Bishop, Luke Firkin, Cameron Gauci, Cameron Godsall, Matt Mcleod, Joe Mellars, Elliott Peeters-vanstone, Sean Swann-mcbride, Ben Vanstone, Reece Edwards, Charlie Greenhouse, Jack Marston and Luke Marston

Hereford U18 Girls 9-0 Dursley
Hereford girls recorded an excellent victory on Sunday morning as they beat Dursley by nine goals. The girls went in at half time 4-0 up with goals scored by Sinead Bushell, Jess Kenny and 2 goals from captain Sian Bull. The continued the second half much the same as the first with a further goal from Jess Kenny as well as Lauren Brown, Meg Holman, Amelia Stezaker and Sophie Elcox-Bond getting on the score sheet.

Hereford: Elcox-Bond, Young, Bull, Holman, Kenny, Conway, Brown, Stezaker, Bushell and Sullivan

Hereford Goals Gopro goal videos from yesterday's U18's girls match: