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Tuesday, 5 March 2013


There were three teams attending this football event which were Hereward United, Hereward Rovers and Hereward Girls. We managed to have a word with the members of staff and the captains before they started playing.

Kristy Payne (Manager of Girls Team) - “Girls to get together on a visit and put some of the skills they have learnt into a competitive environment”.

Simon Hammonds (Manger of Rovers) - “Looking to play attractive football for everyone to enjoy it and participate.

Matt (Captain) “It looks a good playing surface and the lads are ready for the challenge”.

Hereward Rovers 0 vs. Stafford 1
The game started off at a slow pace and the first sniff on goal was by Hereward but JT shot wide. Just before halftime Stafford opened the scoring by a defensive error which they slipped through Christan Legs. In the second half Hereward could not find that break through so they last the opening game 1-0 Neil.

Hereward Rovers 2 vs. Henley 3

Henley took an early lead by a well taken goal and soon doubled their lead. Alex then hit a shot over the bar. Hereward were rewarded with their persistent because they scored from the penalty spot after Alex was fouled. Straight after the restart Hereward managed to draw the game level by a well taken goal by Alex. Henley then through a sucker punch at their end to win a pulsating game against their rivals.

Hereward Rovers 2 vs. Hereward United 1

Alex opened the scoring for the Rovers with a calm finish and then Simon plays through Alex again to double the lead with a smart finish to bottom left hand corner of the goal. United managed to pull a goal back through Ryan that Jake had set up. Rovers managed to win their first game of the tournament.

Hereward Rovers 1 vs. TCAT 1

The game started off slowly but Christan made a good save to deny TCAT the opening goal. Hereward had a goal disallowed for the player being in the area when taking the shot. TCAT opened the scoring lobbing Christan from long range. JT played a lovely through ball for Alex to run on and convert and score in the right hand corner of the goal.

Hereward United 2 vs. Henley 1

Henley started the game the brighter and had a shot turned around the post by Matt. Jake volleyed in form 10 yards to give Hereward the lead. Ryan shoot wide from the edge of the area. Henley ripped apart the united defence to fire past Matt with an unstoppable goal. Jake scored in the last few seconds to win the game and managed to beat the rivals. Blaine lost hearing aid throughout the match and all the players had to find it.

Hereward Rovers 0 vs. Sandwell 1

Hereward started brightly and Asif had a shot tipped over. The rest of the match was very scrappy and Sandwell score a simple tap in to win the game.

Hereward United 1 vs. Birmingham MET 1

Hereward had the first chance of the game Ryan had his shot smothered by the keeper. Jake hit the inside of the post trickled across the line. Ryan then conceded a penalty for running in his own area. Nick nutmeg the keeper from just outside the box to equalise the game for Hereward.

Hereward United 3 vs. Hereford 0

Blaine had transferred to Hereford for this game; Ryan managed to finish cooley past the keeper when he was played through by Jake. Blaine then scored an own goal for Hereward by tapping it past his own keeper. In the last minute of the game Hereward were awarded a penalty for a foul on Ryan. Ryan then scored the penalty to make it a easy victory for United.

Birmingham MET 0 vs. Hereward Rovers 1

Alex opened the scoring from a long ball over the top of the MET defence and slotted it in the corner. Hereward had a goal disallowed not sure why because a MET played passed into his own net.

TCAT 0 vs. Hereward United 1

Jake Cooper hit the post twice in quick succession just as the game looked to be ending in a draw and then Jack hit a long range shot and nestled in the bottom corner to give Hereward a very late win.

Hereward United 1 vs. Stafford 0
Clint got knocked over by a Stafford player from the resulting free kick Clint played the ball to Ryan and smacked a shot to the left hand corner of the goal. Matt made a good save by smothering shot from the Stafford players.

Hereward United 1 vs. Sandwell 0

Jake made a cross and Ryan scored from a tap in from the edge of the box. Hereward managed to see the game out and end the day with a well deserved win.

Hereward Girls

The girls first took part in a training session with other colleges learning new skills and going to a competition for the first time. They played one game against Hereford which they managed to win 2-0 Neil.

It was an open game and Lisa opened the scoring from inside the box from a Shiv cross. Shiv then had a shot saved by the Hereford keeper, Narinda played in Lisa who took a quick shot and hit the inside of the post , but Lisa did managed to get a second goal from 5 yards out.

Shiv- “ really pleased with the girls performance but would of like to have played more games. Woman of the match went to Narinda.”

Matt A- “ lads worked hard and had a fun day." Man of the match went to Ryan.

Matt N- “Great day really enjoyed it” Man of the match went to Asif.

Simon Hammonds (Manger of Rovers) “performed very well in every game but did not get the rub of the green but pleased his team managed to beat Mark team.

Mark Harding (Manager of United Team) I thought the day was an excellent opportunity for our teams. It was especially pleasing to see the girls take part for the first time. The students represented the College really well and we look forward to the next round of fixtures.

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