Our first friendly has soon came upon us and from the get go the preparation was good. The warm up lacked the tempo we where looking for. However after a talking to in the changing rooms the lads were fired up to prove what they had to offer the team. We controlled the game from the off and on 9 minutes we were 1-0 up after a corner from James Quarry was coolly converted at the back post by Joshua Wood. Shortly after on the 11th minute Teejayy Davies worked hard on the left turning the full back and cutting back for James Quarry to slot home. Then came the changes and we were still in control passing the ball well.
HT Tividale 2 HES 0
After the break literally from the restart trialist Daryl Westwood picked up the ball and ran at the defence before smashing home the 3rd just off the underside of the bar.
On the 55″ mark Kennedy ran on to a great cut back from Daryl to make it 4.
Sloppy defending allowed HES to pull one back as a defensive error allowed the striker through one on one.
Cordell then added the 5th on 59″ with a great bicycle kick from Vinny’s corner after not being picked up. Vinny completed the scoring on the 67th minute coolly slotting away the penalty after TJ was bought down.
Another lack of concentration allowed HES to pull one back but after that for the remaining 15 minutes we were in control just keeping possession and using the game to help us retain the ball.
A fantastic first friendly and the team is coming on in leaps and bounds. The real test starts on Saturday vs Austrey Rangers.
A special mention to Nathan Derrick, Parez Bromfield, Teejayy Davies, Reiss Jeavons….. All making their debuts at this level.
FT Tividale 6 HES 2
Photographs Courtesy of Louise Derrick