Mens 3 Vs Leeds 4

Date 14 November 2015
Team Mens 3
Opposition Leeds 4
Fixture Away
Venue TBC
Start time 00:00
Result W 5 - 2
Time played
Match Report

GS: Harry Eddolls 1-F Craig Hilton 2-F,PC Tim Baker 2-F,PC

CARDS: GREEN: Jack Rodgers x2, Nick Wilson, Craig Hilton YELLOW: Chris Woodcock

The third team earned a hard fought 3 points away against a well organised and determined Leeds 4th team.
Sheffield were a little slow out of the blocks and a few defensive errors encouraged Leeds to press high up the pitch.
This backfired when a long ball found Harry Eddols one on one with the keeper who he calmly rounded to give Sheffield the lead.
Leeds equalised minutes later when a drag flick from a short corner rebounded off the cross bar and was tapped home by a lurking forward.
Leeds struck the next blow from another short corner with an unstoppable drag flick into the roof of the net.
Sheffield cancelled this out with a short corner of their own when Tim Baker swept home.
The remainder of the half was fairly even and both teams would have been happy to go into the break level.
But on the stroke of the whistle Sheffield went ahead.
Sensing vulnerability in the home team's defence, Sheffield's strikers pressurised them as they tried to transfer the ball.
Baker robbed the centre back on the penalty spot and was left with an easy finish.
Leeds had clearly not given up hope of getting something out of the game and came storming out of the blocks in the second half.
Sheffield were pinned in their own 25 for most of the first 10 minutes. Despite Leeds greatest threat being their drag flicker, Sheffield gave away a series of short corners.
Fortunately debutant keeper James Graham was on hand to pull of a series of saves.
The flow of the game was disrupted by a series of cards as the umpires adopted a zero tolerance approach to any form of dissent.
Both teams struggled to find any rhythm as they lost players.
This ended up favouring Sheffield as the half went on, as they eventually regained their discipline whilst Leeds got more and more frustrated with the officials.
Sheffield finally got some breathing space with 15 minutes remaining.
From a short corner, Craig Hilton was given time and space to transfer the ball onto his reverse and slot the ball under the keeper's dive.
Ten minutes later Eddols was fouled after rounding the keeper for the second time, winning a flick.
Hilton converted to put the result beyond any doubt.


Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards