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Sports report: Football - Year 10 vs. Knole Academy

On a cloudy and drizzling day, the Hayesbrook Year 10s took a trip to Knole Academy hoping to maintain their excellent start in the league.

Pumped and ready to go, the boys put pressure on Knole straight from the start. Gaining the possession on numerous occasions in the last third, Hayesbrook threatened the opposition’s goal a lot of times in the opening minutes of the game. Finally, the deadlock was broken by Ned Lewis. Some excellent work on the wing and a superb chip saw him lob the keeper. Knole couldn’t keep Hayesbrook quiet and a corner was scrambled in by Sam Babayale’s backheel. Continuing the pressure, a third goal was added by Tyler Richardson, who unleashed a shot from a tight angle, which crept in at the near post. Just before the half time another goal was scored. An inch perfect ball was played into the box by Jack Hodgson, to find Ned Lewis, who showed a wonderful piece of trickery to create a chance for himself, which he duly tucked away.

Going into the second half full of confidence, Hayesbrook started where they had left off in the first half. Ned, again in the right place at the right time, pounced upon the keeper’s mistake to make it 5-0. Soon after, Knole grabbed a consolation. A rare mistake at the back led the Knole forward to drive in the box and round keeper Luke Macro to get a goal that didn’t matter much. However the boys didn’t let this get to them. A quick throw in after the restart let in Ned Lewis to grab another goal. Moments after, Tyler Richardson produced a moment of magic, by going past several Knole players and rounding the goalkeeper, leaving the goal empty for a tap in. Barely minutes later, Tyler got another goal to his name by catching out the Knole defenders from a quick thrown in. The game ended 8-1 to Hayesbrook.

Special mentions to: Ned Lewis who got four goals, Tyler Richardson getting three goals. Sam Babayale got four assists, with Saul Musengeyi getting two assists. Harry Watson and Joe Statton were solid in midfield, with Ben Grover and Mikey Ryan leading the back line extremely well.