Jim Smith Cup v Northwick Park

Date : 15th November 2017

Venue : Northwick Park Academy

Result : Northwick Park 1 Hockley 3

Today we played our last Jim Smith Cup game against Northwick Park in Canvey.
This is our 3rd game in as many days.
Straight from the kick off Northwick stated their intention, to knock long balls into and around our penalty area, we dealt with these and looked to try and get our passing going, some nice passing being undone by the final ball. 10 minutes in they attacked down our left hand side, Jake nipped it off the player, played to William, onto Jacob a nice pass inside last defender, Charles slots home, 0v1 .
Northwick piled on the pressure and 5 minutes later the boys were caught ball watching and 2 great saves by Charlie, but Northwick gave Charlie no chance with 3rd attempt 1v1.
This was score line at half time.
3 changes with a chat that players need to be watched not ball, out we go 2nd half, tight game with keeper in both goals denying the lead, but then after a skirmish in the box, Logan tucks away nicely, 1v2.
Northwick weren't giving up though and fine defending and keeping kept them at bay.
Then heavy pressure on their goal pushed out to Jake and he neatly lobbed their keeper, great technique, 1v3.
And that’s how it finished.
Scorers : Charles, Logan & Jake