Hartshill Stroller -V -Halfway
First league game of 2018.
Hartshill Strollers F.C. Travelled to Boldmere for there first game of the new season.
Games now being played 25 minuets each half,
our fixture was against Halfway, a new team to the league,
Game started with both teams trying to be tight at the back,
Hartshill having the better chances. the deadlock was broken on 20 mins by Adrian Chilton.
wide on the right, firing into the roof of the net from a tight angle.
HALF TIME : Hartshill 1-0 Halfway.
second half was very much the same with only a handful of chances for Halfway in the whole game, But all dealt with by Pete Gibbons in Goal.
An inspired decision by Manager Gary Davis, Who was going to replace Adrian Chilton at Half time, but gave instructions to Adrian to give his all for the next 5 mins.
In those minuets Adrian Broke free, one on one with there keeper and slotted home for 2-0. Then was Substituted to a Hero's welcome by the Traveling Paul Roche, and Subs, Mark Grazier, & Glynn Cox.
The Second half was mainly dominated by Hartshill as Colin Gordon hit the cross bar and Rob Dunning the post, Halfway got a late Goal after a intercepted pass was pounced upon, and the shot unsighted by our goalie, But Hartshill remained resolute and got the victory, Final score 2-1.
With thanks to Paul Roche for his support, and to Mark & Glynn as unused Subs.
Team: P Gibbons, P Grove, R Dunning, C Gordon, R Woodhall,
A Chilton, subs: G Davis, M Grazier, G Cox.
Manager Gary Davis.