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Sports Report - Year 9 Boys football match vs Haygrove

Tonight the year 9 boys took on Haygrove on their own patch with yet again a bare XI, some enforced changes meant a change in formation and positions for some players. Buoyed by their County Cup victory last week, the boys were in an excitable mood and ready to do business. 

Chilton kicked off and immediately were on the front foot as Harrison Hambly threaded a beautiful pass through to the deadly Owen Mountain who clipped the ball over the oncoming goalkeeper to make it 1-0. Chilton played some excellent football right from the off, the midfield trio of Lewis Jennings, Cameron Richarson and Ollie Dyer worked tirelessly and did a superb job. Another superb ball from Hambly allowed Jack Francis to show great pace and tap in from a yard out to make it 2-0 inside ten minutes. The boys were ecstatic and their free flowing football continued as, Mountain rounded the goal keeper after a through ball from Ollie Manchip to make it 3-0. Ashley Higgins made a lovely break and unleashed a shot from 30 yards that flew past their keeper to make it 4-0 before Harrison Hambly made a break into the box, tapped it past the oncoming goalkeeper who collided into him for a certain penalty. Hambly showing his ruthless side took the penalty, brushing the eager Mountain away (for his hat trick opportunity) and calmly slotted it away to make it 5-0. Haygrove were stunned. They did not have any shots and no real threats to our goal or penalty area. A superb 30 minutes of football from the boys. 

In the second half Haygrove started positively and changed their tactics somewhat. Chilton suddenly were in a battle and within five minutes Haygrove had scored with a speculative shot at Bruno Silva (definitely a shot this time) that looped over him and into the goal. The roar from their players and their subs meant they were up for a battle and this would not be easy. Chilton faced a barrage and defended resolutely. Lewis Jennings was forced to drop into defence to aid Manchip, Nathan Howes and Billy Cresswell as Haygrove threw bodies forward. Chilton however still counter attacked well but could not create the chances as they did in the first half as freely. Jack Francis did manage to slice a shot straight over the goalkeeper's head to make it 6-1 with 15 to go but Haygrove managed to scramble a second in after some great blocking and a save from Silva and his men. Chilton rode out the last 5 minutes to seal a brilliant 6-2 victory. 

The boys were brilliant once again and I could not ask for more from them. Man of the match goes to captain Lewis Jennings who read the game brilliantly in central midfield and at centre back as well. The boys should really start to believe in their abilities now

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