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Hartley Wintney 5 Hanwell Town 1

Post by VINTY - 27-08-2017, 08:50

A 5 Star performance from the lads after they sent Hanwell Town to a crushing 5-1 defeat.
The first 20 minutes were spent quietly probing each other's defences, while we had a couple of half chances, but then we moved up a gear (reminiscent of some of the games we played last year) and in the course of the next 15 minutes we caused bedlam in the Hanwell defence with 4 goals with some great football which left
Hanwell shell-shocked. Sam Argent got the first from a cross from Adam Everiss, then five minutes later Perks nicks the ball off their centre-half, rounds the keeper only for Sam to cheekily stab it home, then two minutes later a superb Adam New floating cross saw Paul Hodges chip the keeper with nonchalent ease and then finally an Adam Everiss cracker from 20 yards made it 4-0 and the game was over, done and dusted and we could all go home. A superb first half by the lads with a great buzz around the ground.
Not quite the end because in the first minute after the interval Paul set up Sam for one of the easiest hat-tricks
of the many he has scored.
With another game on bank holiday Monday in mind the lads then took their foot off the throttle and the management made three quick substitutions to try and keep the players fresh and inevitably our standards and concentration dropped and we started to lose our way a bit and allow the opposition more possession, but even so they could only get a consolation goal from the penalty spot after another clumsy challenge (this is the third consecutive penalty we have conceded and its about time Struds saved one), although it should be pointed out we have not conceded a goal yet from open play so it is an good indication of how well the defence
have been playing and not just the forwards getting the limelight.

So not a bad start to the season, three out of three wins and joint top spot for the newcomers and underdogs, and perhaps the rest of the sides in the league will now start thinking
"Who is this one street village side, who no one has ever heard of, trying to muscle into our domain?"

Next up Marlow on Monday --- it could either be a very pleasant punt up the Thames or the boat could capsize
---- very interesting times for us supporters as we continue our journey into the unknown.
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