Goal caps great day for Hall
Midland Counties U18 Youth Championship Derbyshire FA 0 Huntingdonshire FA 1 A COOLLY-TAKEN goal from James Hall as he picked up his county cap was enough to earn Hunts a narrow victory in Derbyshire. The home side began brightly and took the game to the
Midland Counties U18 Youth Championship
Derbyshire FA 0 Huntingdonshire FA 1
A COOLLY-TAKEN goal from James Hall as he picked up his county cap was enough to earn Hunts a narrow victory in Derbyshire.
The home side began brightly and took the game to the visitors, with Hunts goalkeeper Ryan Rayner forced to pull off a magnificent point-blank save to thwart Derby's Jack Thornton.
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That was one of the few shots on target by either side during the first half which saw Derbyshire doing most of the pressing but the Hunts defence working well as a team to cut out any real threat.
The second half saw the balance of play shift and with more possession the visitors now dominated play.
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It soon brought the reward it deserved with a well taken goal from Hall after 57 minutes when he latched on to a through ball from Gibson Kupfuma to slot home.
Derby tried to fight back but their forwards never got the service and with good defending from the Hunts back four, Rayner only had one shot of any note to save.
After the game Hall was awarded his county cap for achieving the rare milestone of 15 county appearances