ESFA round one – Year 11
Felixstowe Academy 7 HDHS 1
HDHS Year 11 football team travelled to Felixstowe Academy on a dark and drizzly evening to start their final season in a HDHS shirt.
The game started with Felixstowe pressuring the Harwich goal and it wasn’t long until they broke the deadlock.
A dubiously awarded penalty was dispatched to make it 1-0 to the hosts.
The pressure on the HDHS goal was non stop and although the defence fought amicably to keep the score down, with Jack Cheverall making a couple of great saves, the game reached half time with Felixstowe leading 4-0.
The majority of the damage coming from the Felixstowe player Zak Brown who during the summer was playing and scoring for the England under 16 National team. It is not often that you get the opportunity to play against an international at any sport and Zak Keeley and man of the match Alex Eadie should be proud of their efforts in trying to stop a very talented young man for 50 minutes of the game.
The second half began with HDHS playing with more passion, pace and composure, resulting in the first ten minutes being played in the Felixstowe half. It looked as if HDHS had scored as Max Macdonald fired high into the net from close range but unfortunately it was ruled out for offside.
HDHS continued to press with the impressive substitute Joe Hawkins combining well with Phillip Sebastian up front supported by Rema Eagle from left back and midfielders Keenan Brown, Charlie Gueizlar Tom Humphris and Yuki Jackson.
As they looked to get a goal back they were caught a couple of times on the break as they “threw caution to the wind” and with five minutes to go Felixstowe led 7-0.
A corner from the right was met by Phillip Sebastian who smartly headed home to give HDHS a goal that they richly deserved.
All the HDHS players should be proud of their second half performance showing that they have a great attitude and pride in their performance.
Sport personality points
4 Alex Eadie
3 Zak Keeley
2 Joe Hawkins
1 Jack Cheverall