Hastings Match Report
Herne Bay U15's went into their first Kent league game of the season on a high after an unbeaten pre season but with half the team new to the Kent league this fixture was going to be good challenge as Hastings are reigning league champions.
Bay got off to a slow start and were on the back foot with Hastings using the ball well and keeping possession for the first quarter of the match with all Hastings possession they created very few chances , Bay's captain Joe Theze was having to hold the midfield together with some energetic tackling and calm passing,this spurred on Bay and they grew into the match with Prince Adu-Boamah using his skill & pace down the right wing to create a few half chances, Max Hyde, Fin McGrath and Alex Redman kept Hasting quiet until the half time whistle blew with a Stalemate of 0-0.
The second half started with Hastings again on the front foot but after a restructure of Bay's midfield Ollie Gallentree and Alfie Greatorex Smith soon got into the game and confidence grew Bay took the lead 10 minutes into the half when Alex Redman clipped a ball over the top and Cameron Chamberlain raced away to head over the onrushing keeper 1:0. Hastings then put the pressure on with Elisio Sands-Romero having to defend well at left wing back,Hastings soon got level with a free kick on the edge of the area which deflected wrong footing Bay Keeper Henry Duley. Bay seemed to get into gear and the second goal came after a deft flick on header by Striker Euan Sallis found Chamberlain and he smashed an unstoppable volley into the top left hand corner, Bay with their heads up made a couple of changes with James Hatton and Alfie Lewis, Hatton was then brought down for a free kick 40yards out, Max Hyde crossed a delightful ball and Cameron Chamberlain rose above everyone and headed into the bottom corner for his hatrick and 3:1 to the Bay with 15 minutes to go. Hastings had nothing to lose and pushed a few players forward and pulled a goal back from a cross and near post finish,Bay's Sallis then hit the side netting with a powerful shot then with barely a few minutes on the clock Hastings grabbed an equaliser with an absolute worldy from 30yrds which left Duley no chance. Final score 3-3 and a good start although a bit disappointing for the players to drop 2 points from a commanding lead but Hastings didn't give up and that's the Kent League so well done to both teams for an entertaining match
Next Sunday 16.09.18 versus Hollands and Blair at Herne Bay High School 10:30am Kick Off come have a look at Bay's future ( everyone's welcome )
Updated 18:32 - 9 Sep 2018 by sam surbey