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H4L v Colchester Deaf : 25 October 2014

H4L Squad:

Damian Harvey

Marc Mcleod

Johnny Ashmore

Greg Lark

Tom Nicks

Jack Martin

Harry Walden

Sam Chambers

Tom James

Mark Morris

Dave Ashmore

Robbie Ratcliffe

Freddy Pennick (c)

This game was just a friendly for the H4L 11 a-side team who were yet to play Colchester Deaf. Mark Morris from Disability 4 Sport joined in on H4L's side, and Damian Harvey was playing in goal as Kyle Thompson was unable to play. H4L beat Disability 4 Sport 14-1 in the previous 11 a-side game with Luke Thomas scoring a double hat trick, but Luke has now retired from football. Despite creating lots of chances H4L ended up losing, the main problem being the defence going too far forward.

Match Report

H4L started off brightly, and it didn't take very long for Dave to open the scoring, with Freddy doubling the lead soon after. After going 2-0 down, Colchester pulled one back, the shot deflected in off the crossbar. Not long after that Colchester equalised, with Jack unluckily turning the ball into his own net. Having drawn level, Colchester then took the lead but towards the end of the first half H4L won a penalty for handball, which Greg converted to bring the scores level again.

HT: Healthy 4 Life 3-3 Colchester Deaf

Having going from 2-0 up to 3-2 down and only managing to equalise from a spot-kick, H4L were determined to retake the lead. They tried very hard, finding quite a lot of chances but unable to find the back of the net. In the end Colchester retook the lead, when a mistake by Jack prevented Damian from getting a hold on the ball. Colchester then doubled the lead from a free kick. The wall jumped but the ball still managed to clip the top of Jack's head. Colchester then took their goal tally to double H4L's goal tally, with a shot into the top right giving Damian no chance. 6-3 down, Freddy and Damian then swapped positions. For a goal scorer, Freddy played very well as a keeper and only let one in.

Final score: Healthy 4 Life 3-7 Colchester Deaf              Dave, Freddy, Greg (p)