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Sports Report: Football - Year 10 vs. Mascalls

On Tuesday 19th of September, the Hayesbrook Year 10 football team took on arch-rivals Mascalls Academy in a home game.

The starting line up was very strong for Hayesbrook. Starting in goal was the one and only Aden Maynard. In defence we consisted of Dan Smith at right-back, Lewis Overy (C) playing at centre partnering with Cameron Sone, and lastly Shay Leighton at left back. In the midfield we had Charlie Wellard playing on the right, Liam Anderson as a central midfielder with David Crouch, on the left was Malachi Babayale and Freddie Harrington was playing as a central attacking midfielder. Elliot Duncan  completed the line up as a centre forward.

Hayesbrook started as the better side, keeping the ball and asking questions of the Mascalls defence. After about 15 minutes of good pressure and football from Hayesbrook, we won ourselves a penalty kick. One of their defenders accidentally hand-balled it and this gave the chance to Liam Anderson, who took the penalty and slotted it home in the bottom left corner, leaving the keeper helpless.  The first half ended 1-0 to us.

Hayesbrook went into the second half with a lot of passion after scoring in the first half. Once again we got off to a great start; the defence was very solid and the midfield was compact and working hard together. After a lot of good balls into dangerous areas, Hayesbrook broke through with a brilliant comer kick from Freddie Harrington which inevitably met Elliot Duncan’s head and put us 2-0 up. Then half way through the second half Alife Goater came on and went up front. Within minutes he made an enormous impact. He managed to slip in-between two defenders and took a shot which was saved brilliantly by the keeper. However it fell kindly for Alfie, who sent Leo Morbin up on a plate to finish the attack. With 10 minutes to go Mascalls managed to get a goal back. An uncontrolled ball into the box caused a mix-up in the defence for Hayesbrook - Mascalls took advantage of this and headed the ball from about 6 yards out, over the top of Aden, who could only watch the ball sail past him.

Hayesbrook didn’t let this get to them and carried on their brilliant play. Shay Leighton played a fantastic ball into Malachi, who whipped the ball in to find Elliot’s head for the second time in the game making it 4-2. With 10 minutes to go Hayesbrook did well to see out the threat from Mascalls and the game to finish with a 4-1 win. Well done boys!

Match report by Lewis Overy, 10H