Results – 6th October
Some hard games created a mixed bag of results on Saturday…
Men’s 1 won 5-0 at home to Melton 2
Goals: Nick Hall (3) & Tom Williams (2)
Player of the Match was Adam Smith
“Lots of opportunities created a 5-0 win and a clean sheet for the Men’s 1 team.”
Men’s 2 lost 6-10 away to Leicester 3
Goals: Noel Burton (3), Ben Morgan Williams (2) & David Littlewood
Player of the Match was Ben Morgan Williams
Men’s 3 won 5-1 away to Melton 3
Goals: Thomas Parry (2), Harry Wilford, Theo Pemberton & Sam Haynes-Coote
Player of the Match was Matti Hodgson
“Following on from their win last week, the Men’s 3s played exceptionally well, winning once again despite the wet and cold weather.
Harborough put Melton under a lot of pressure at the start of the game and were rewarded with a quick run of goals putting them 3-0 ahead, the question was whether they could keep the intensity up. Melton pushed hard and got a goal going into half time. However, a well executed short corner gave Harborough a 4-1 lead at half time.
Both teams came back strong, pressure being put on at both ends but neither team could score, even being inches away. Even with a numbers advantage neither team could score a game changing goal, that was until Sam Haynes-Coote found space. An unbelievable backhand finish, chipping the goalkeeper, securing the win for Harborough.
Player of the Match: after a great performance at the back, as well as being a threat pushing forward, Matti Hodgson.”
Women’s 1 lost 0-9 at home to Repton Ladies 1
Women’s 2 won 3-1 away to Loughborough Town Women’s 3rd
Goals: Sarah Hornbuckle (2) & Mia Wheeler
Player of the Match was Mia Wheeler
“A wet 09:00 pushback in Loughborough is not the nicest way to start a Saturday morning; with new and returning players, plus stand-in GK Imogen March, the Women’s 2s were determined to make the early start worthwhile!
Loughborough Town were quick to take advantage of their familiarity with the waterbase pitch and took an early lead, but Harborough swiftly became accustomed and retaliated in both attack and defence. On her debut for the team, forward Mia Wheeler, broke free and ran the ball past Town’s defence to find herself alone in the D and clear to push a quick shot past the GK.
Level-pegging at half time, Harborough were hungry for more. A number of chances and pressure on the Loughborough defence, created a penalty corner from which Sarah Hornbuckle shot a fast ball direct into the goal. Loughborough created chances, but the 2s defenders along with Imogen in goal, kept them off the scoresheet. 2s had more chances and in the last few minutes of the match Mia worked her way into the bottom of the D, passed the ball to Sarah to tuck it in bottom right. 3-1 to Harborough
Mia Wheeler was Player of the Match for her part in all three goals.”
Women’s 3 lost 1-3 at home to Charnwood Sileby Ladies 1s
Goal: Ruby Howe
Player of the Match was GK Laura Matthews
Mixed A lost 0-11 away to Leicester Thursday
Player of the Match GK Jake Wilson
“Despite the weather being miserable the Mixed weren’t going to let that stop them from how they’ve been playing for the last two weeks – which is incredible. Match-day was another chance to prove to Division one that Mixed A has earned a place in this division. We knew this was going to be a tough game against Leicester Thursday, but we also knew we were going to show them what the Mixed were made of.
During the first half both teams were getting into each other’s 23 and the opposition’s D. The Mixed kept their positions and took every opportunity there was, when a break happened. We kept hassling players sending them wide or to make a pass to us. Unfortunately, Leicester Thursday scored some goals, but we held them off for the majority of this half with some amazing saves from our keeper, Jake Wilson.
In the second half, the Mixed kept on fighting until the final whistle. Every single person on the team played amazing, especially against a team who were almost impossible to mark. They definitely showed us what they were made of, but roll on when we play them at home as we know what to do!
The final score was 11-0, Leicester Thursday would’ve scored more goals if it wasn’t for our amazing keeper Jake, who did some amazing saves for the team and left the opposition shook. So for this game Player of the Match definitely goes to Jake for his hard work! Well played team!”