Ashington Cougars U16 v Hassocks Hawks U16
Cougars Fly High Against Hawks
Having found their form in recent weeks Cougars were looking forward to the visit of the ‘pointless’ Hassocks Hawks and the boys seemed confident and relaxed before kick-off.
The confidence was well-founded and they dominated possession and territory from kick-off, with Thomas Fitzpatrick opening the scoring with a ‘trade mark’ long ranged shot which left the keeper no chance. The early goal seemed to give the Cougars boys an additional boost and it wasn’t long before in form Thomas C had increased the lead to 2 – 0.
Chance after chance now came Cougars way with Jamie Gallagher, Toby Ralph, William Farnes and Thomas C playing some exquisite football to break down the Hassocks defence, who at times seemed bamboozled by the pace of movement from the Cougars players.
The hard work and pressure paid off and by half time Cougars had extended their lead to 5 – 2.
The start of the second half saw Cougars looking even more dominant than the first and when Thomas C scored his 5th, 6th and then 7th goal of the game the contest was over. The pick of his goals was when Toby Ralph played a delicious through ball which somehow dissected the Hassocks defence, Thomas then controlled the ball on the turn and hammered it beyond the Hassocks keeper into the ‘onion basket’– you won’t see many better goals anywhere..
Toby Ralph then netted a goal for himself when chipping the keeper, further goals from Orkun Kinus-Clarke when bursting down right side, a stunning left foot strike from Jamie Gallagher and two well earnt late goals from mom William Farnes meant the game finished with a 13 – 3 win for Cougars.
Great performance from everyone.
Orkun Kinas Clarke x 1
Toby Ralph x 1
Jamie Gallagher x 1
Thomas Fitzpatrick x 1
William Farnes x 2
Thomas C x 7