Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Hambleden progress

Hambleden 2, Flackwell Heath Reserves 0

TWO first half goals were enough to send Hambleden through to the next round of the Berks and Bucks Intermediate Cup on Saturday after victory against higher league visitors Flackwell Heath Reserves.

From the start it quickly became clear that Flackwell would be dangerous in attack, their three forwards using their pace well.

Hambleden were controlling the game with the midfield trio of Cook, Ridgeley and Barrow forming a formidable block. The hosts were attacking their opponents with force and this forward play was rewarded when a long ball over the top was chased down by Lewis Brown, who was more determined than the away keeper to get the ball. He won the battle, and was able to slot into an empty net.

Hambleden kept pressing, and after several further chances went begging the ball fell to Eliott Darby, who turned the Flackwell defence inside out, before smashing home to double the lead.

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