Egham town (H)

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Southall (H)

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Burnham (H)

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Wokingham & Emmbrook (H)

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Windsor (H)

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Ascot United (H)

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Reading City (h)

HVFC v READING CITY

Saturday 9th October @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

A very satisfying performance from the lads. Controlled the game from the kick off and Tel boy was, once again, rarely troubled, in our goal.

Despite all of our pressure it took us until the 37th minute to breakdown the Citizens defence. Meshach won the ball deep in our half and hit a lovely long pass into Sam Mersons path. Sams first attempt to chip the onrushing goalkeeper was parried out but he met the ball with his head to loop the ball into the net. 1 nil, a lead we took into the break.

The Boss was not happy with our lack of ruthlessness during the opening 45 but he must have been feeling better during the 2nd half as the lads scored 3 unanswered goals.

Sam Merson scored his 2nd of the game in the 67th when Meshach Williams skipped past his full back and squared to give Sam a simple tap in for his 9th league goal of the season. Theo Crawford, who very recently became a new dad, celebrated by jabbing home our 3rd before “Supersub”, Ben Merson, came on for his brother to finish off a lovely team move to score, what is becoming, his habitual goal.

Good performance. Away to another new ground next Saturday when we take of Wokingham & Emmbrook.

 

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Virginia Water (H)

HVFC v VIRGINIA WATER

Saturday 25th September @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

Virginia Water are new boys to the Com Co and to date it’s true to say that they have been struggling to come to terms with a different style of football than they have been used to in the Hellenic league. Their first visit to Rectory Meadow also co-incided with a recent change of management as well.

It was obvious from the outset that the new management are starting their rebuild by making the Waters difficult to beat. They defended very deep in good numbers, limiting their attacking to the occasional counter attack. However our defense is looking a very orgainised, tight unit at the moment and Terry was rarely called into action in our goal.

With the visitors defending so deep our pacey wingers found it difficult to get into the game and their central defenders stuck very tightly to our central attackers. The few strikes on goal we did have were dealt with by the capable Waters goal keeper.

Despite having the vast majority of both pocession and territorial advantage it took us until the 80th minute to score the goal that would give us the 3 points. A shot from debut boy Immad Sankoh needed a deflection off of a defender to finally beat the stubbon defense, an element of luck but surely nobody could deny that we deserved the win.

Away to the Spelly next week

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North Greenford Utd (h)

HVFC v NORTH GREENFORD UTD

Saturday 19th September @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

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CB Hounslow (H)

HVFC v CB HOUNSLOW UTD

Saturday 11th September @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

CB Hounslow are one of our oldest rivals and this fixture is normally a fiercly contested affair. This year though CB are going through a rebuilding stage and we managed to coast to a pretty comfortable victory over a young side.

The last couple of weeks has seen the return of a number of our players from injuries picked up in pre season and it was good to see our side starting to play as they did last year.

The first half consisted of almost constant pressure on the visitors goal but we had to wait until the 41st minute to crack them when Meshach Williams scored our first and then swiftly followed up with a second 4 minutes later. 2 nil into the break and the game looked over.

We made a number of changes during the break but the replacements fitted in nicely and the 2nd half followed the pattern of the first. We added to our total with goals from Sam Merson (53 min), Jordan Ellis (60 min) and Ben Merson (84 min). Ex Villain, Sid Dack, then pulled one back for CB with the best goal of the game, a fine strike from outside of the box.

All in all a good run out for our boys. Next saturday we expect a tougher challenge with the visit of North Greenford United.

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