Little Driffield 2- 1 Hull United Development.
The game started with Hull pinned into their own half. Some good 1:2s in the midfield was their undoing.
Hull were given a warning with a cross field ball that (eventually) thie FB did deal with but Little Driffield had seen a strategy that would work again. And, a few moments later, that is exactly what they did. Long ball over the top and Hull failed to deal with it. 1-0 to the home team.
United struggled to get out at times and this resulted in Hull’s CDM – Big John – moving up front to (in his words), ‘use his pace’ to trouble their defenders; and, stop been able to feed it into the midfield. This worked and Hull were able to get up the field.
Moving close to the half-time whistle and Hull United Development were playing the better football. Jack on the left troubled their FB and combined well with midfielder Ethan – who earlier pulled off the brave trick of controlling the ball with his delicate area. Fearless young man!
United came out with more determination in the second half and pulled one back. An inswinging corner from the right and Big John used his pace (over 2 yards) to tap the ball in, after a failed scramble from Little Driffield to clear it.
Hull pushed on and took the game to the home team. Owen kept carrying the ball from deep but Little Driffield kept fouling him…or he kept falling over. Cole kept marauding forward to no avail. CB Silvio kept, well…terrifying his fellow CB by trying to Cruyff turn in his own box.
Sadly, despite Hull playing decent football a scrappy goal would decide the game. A free kick was awarded for an apparent late tackle and the ball was whipped in. After two dummies/miss kicks, the ball wrong footed United’s defence and GK and it trickled into the net.
It finished 2-1 to the home team and Hull have every right to feel they should have got something from the game.
PotM: Jack B. He was tenacious and attacked the defence whe he had the chance. Hull United Development are at home next week and face a tough challenge. After that display they’ll raise to meet it.