Keymer & Hassocks Football Club. Playing Football in Hassocks at Adastra Park since 2003

Report 22nd March 2008
Keymer & Hassocks vs Hassocks Whore-nets
Friendly

K & H played a keenly awaited ffiendly game v Hassocks Hornets-a newly formed side who will compete in Sunday Football next season.

Many of the Hornets had played little or no 11 a side adult football and this was to be a first run out so that coach Ron Manager could ascertain the talent at his disposal.

Lead by captain Adam Ewens without his customary specs the Hornets were confident of putting on a good show and managed to avoid conceding for the first 15 minutes or so until Larris opened K & H's account with 2 quick strikes followed by contributions from Toby and Troy Raftery,Spud Edwards & Nobby Handford.Hornets did have a couple of good moments particularly when their incredibly quick front man Fwank managed to outpace the K & H defence but he was unable to get his shot away.They also managed to find the net-their own as it turned out-Julian Ramos (alias Billy Bacon) hoofing a massive clearance the wrong way which gave his keeper no chance.

The second half saw the Hornets lose their buzz somewhat as they began to tire and K & H started to rack up the score with further contributions from Toby,Nobby,James,Emmens Jeremy (his friend),Andy Waterman and Mafatma Handy.

Hornets did survive a controversial penalty award as JR diplomatically contrived to hit the post-and Julian Ramos went some way to retrieving his complete buffoon status when he cleverly found the net after keeper Craig Jackson was caught off his line.

2nd half Referee Ben Watson who had retired from the game after the first 15 minutes claiming a muddy knee (on a plastic pitch) managed to officiate the second half without getting above walking pace.He ultimately bought matters to an end declaring a final tally of 19-1 in favour of K & H.

For K & H this was a useful work-out in terms of fitness given they still have a few competitive games left to play.

Hornets will no doubt reflect on what needs to be done over the summer starting with perhaps a full revision of the throw in law.They are also arguably a touch lightweight physically in certain positions and could benefit from a bit of bulking up-sponsor Lambie perhaps acting as dietary consultant?

They should however take some comfort from the performance of keeper Bernard Taylor who made some excellent stops and prevented what could have been an embarrassing scoreline.

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