League: CCFL Prem North

Spelthorne Sports (H)

HVFC v SPELTHORNE

Saturday 15th January @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

A meeting with our near neighbours Spelthorne Sports usually results in an entertaining, high scoring game. This was certainly the case when we met in the reverse of this fixture back in October. We eventually won the game by 4 goals to 3 but we had to score in the 92nd and 94th minutes to do so.

Spellt currently sit comfortably in mid table with 6 wins and 5 draws from their 21 games played to date. Most of the defeats they have suffered have been tight matches, usually settled by the odd goal.

With local bragging rights up for grabs I’m sure today’s game will be another hard fought affair

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Windsor (a)

WINDSOR v HVFC

Saturday 15th January @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Stag Meadow, St. Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DR
Admission – Adults £7, Over 65’s £4, Accompanied U16 free

A well earn’t win on the road against a Windsor side with a game plan. After our first meeting a few weekfs ago, our hosts had obviously earmarked Meshach Williams as a main threat and began the marking him very tightly, a number of occasions a little too vigourously. It was from one of these fouls, in the 14th minute, that we opened the scoring when Sam Merson fired in a free kick that the keeper could only parry. Micky Kamara was first to react to turn the ball in at the far post.

3 minutes later we were 2 goal up. Meshach firing home from just outside the box, the bounce catching the keeper slightly unawares.

We continued to press but had to wait until the 42nd minute for our 3rd. Once again Meshach wa fouled, this time in the penalty area. Sam Merson making no mistake from the spot to give us a good lead to take into the break.

The second half sas Windsor up their game and we spent most of the half on the back foot, relying on the occasional break away attack. The defense however held strong and, apart from falling asleep at a corner from which Windsor pulled a goal back, managed to nullify the attacking threat.

All in all a very hard fought victory and a very handy 3 points.

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Burnham (H)

HVFC v BURNHAM

Saturday 8th January @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

A very good performance from the lads, especially when you take a very wet pitch and the freezing rain into account.

This was the reverse of our opening day fixture which ended in a goal less draw, but there was no shortage of goals in this game once Ben Merson broke the deadlock in the 27th minute with a smart near post header. The next 15 minutes saw us score a further 4 times. Sam Merson scored number 2, from the penalty spot, & number 3 when he rounded the keeper to roll the ball home. Not to be outdone Ben then scored his 2nd with another thumping header before Sam completed his hat trick by capitalising on a poor clearance which he smashed into the top corner. 5 nil at half time.

Sam Merson was replaced by Elliott Simpson at half time and he took over the goalscoring reins by scoring our 6th and 7th goals in the 60th and 77th minute. Both goals scored from close in.

With the clock running down Ben was determined to match his brothers hat trick, and he got his oppourtunity when we were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Ignoring the pleas of his teammates to not shoot he fired past the keeper to complete what was an excellent days work by him.

A very important win for us, especially as most other games were called off. We managed to get some minutes under our belts after the Christmas layoff and certainly did our goal difference no harm at all.

 

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Holyport (A)

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Wokingham & Emmbrook (H)

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Windsor (H)

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Abbey Rangers (A)

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Ascot United (H)

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Egham Town (a)

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St Panteleimon (A)

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