Mens Development 4 - 2 Easington United Reserves
Hull bag a win…finally!
Well it’s been a long time coming but finally Hull United Development team have their first win and, to be fair, it has what they have deserved after putting in performance after performance but not seeing the fruits of their labour.
The game started off with midfielder miestro Liam putting a shoulder in and coming out with the ball. This set the tone for the match and United were off and running.
An early let off was seen when the Easington number 9 ran through one on one with the keeper. The Keeper did well rushing out and closing the angle. The striker sensed contact and changed his run, after over kicking the ball, to collide with him. Luckily for Hull, the ref was well placed to see what had unfolded and was unmoved. Play on!
Slightly against the run of play, Easington took the lead after a sloppy one two left them exposed. A tidy finished from their forward player, when he was left one on one with the keeper. United would need to bounce back…and they did.
The front three kept switching positions and Easington couldn’t get to grips with them. Occupied with them, Easington’s defence took their eyes of midfield miestro Liam who pounced at the back post to head back against goal only for it to dribble over the line. 1-1!
After the second half, Hull came out strongly – inspired by words during the break. Continuing to play out from the back; the midfielder three breaking up and getting us up the pitch; and, the front three making runs. One of those runs would pay off as Frankie went through to make the pressure count. Cool, he slotted past their keeper. 2-1. >p> It looked like the game was going to finish this was until a mad last 15. For once, Easington beat the offside trap and levelled with a nicely placed lob past the onrushing keeper. To be fair to the keeper, he didn’t really have a choice except to close the gap. 2-2.
Hull made changes and brought on Big John – the team’s average age went up by two decades. Ben ‘Haribo’ put himself into a few tackles along with Liam and the ball was moved forward quickly. Good work from Frankie and the ball landed at the Big man’s feet. Without hesitation, and with the action of a man 20 years his junior, Big John fired home! 3-2 to Hull! The game was won!
Owen, continued to move the ball forward in the last few moments and cause problems for Easington. And the result, another goal to add icing to an already finished cake.
Truth be told, Hull have played decent football most of the season but lacked a little bite here and there. Liam added that, that’s why he wins PotM: Liam M.
Let’s hope Hull take this attitude into their next few games. #uptheunited