GS: Adam Sanderson 1-F
CARDS: GREEN: Matt Dewhurst, Pat Ward YELLOW: Pat Ward
WOODWORK FRUSTRATES THE SEVENS
This was one of the weeks when availability reached a crisis: 8 players unavailable through various reasons, followed by two more because of injury or illness, late in the week.
Eventually we managed to put together 11 hearty souls to travel to the European City of Culture 2017.
It was one of our late additions who got us off to a good start, when a good move down the right saw Ian Russell get to the byline and pull back to Matthew Dewhurst. His shot-cum-pass found Adam Sanderson, whose first shot was saved but scored at the second attempt.
Thereafter in the first half, things went wrong with Hull scoring three times, one good goal and two scrappy ones; Matthew Dewhurst got a green card for something Ian Russell said (the first of some bizarre umpiring decisions) and we hit the post for the first time via Luke Russell’s shot.
In the second half, we did all but camp in the Hull half.
We raided down both flanks and won numerous short corners amidst some heavy tackling, but the ball didn’t want to go in, but seemed magnetically attracted to the woodwork: Matthew Dewhurst hit the post twice and Ian Russell once in this second half spell.
Very frustrating for all concerned, particularly Pat Ward, whose use of Anglo-Saxon was again punished by the umpire, not once, but twice.
We repaired to the “Ha’worth Arms”, and were treated to a veritable feast of food: Chips, Sausages, Chicken Nuggets, Garlic Bread, Pizza, Nachos – the plates kept coming.
So much so that Jamie McKane (abandoned by his parents for the weekend in pursuit of some 60’s hippy dream), felt it was an incentive to stay in this division so that we could come back next year. Better start winning some games......