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u16 Hammers - Match centre

Woodley United Football Club
Reeves Rangers
Sat 14 Oct 09:30 - League Full time Attendance 40

Hammers maintain unbeaten start in the league with hard fought draw

Hammers fight back from slow start to share the points

Hammers unbeaten start to the league continued with a hard fought draw against a strong Reeves Rangers side.
A very slow start saw Hammers go 2-0 down inside the first 10 mins from poor defending allowing Reeves players the freedom of their penalty box twice, before they really starting getting into the game. The rest of the first half was a hard fought battle played mainly in midfield as Hammers fought hard to get back in the game. Sam Hellestoe went close firing just wide around the 20 min the mark, and a number of half chances were created but not taken. H/t 0-2.
Hammers started the 2nd half strongly with Dave Woods latching onto a through ball from Jamie Dudman, lobbing the onrushing Reeves keeper inside 2mins of the start. Within 5 mins Jamie Dudman then scored from just outside the box from a layoff from Tomasso Morettin to equalise. Hammers were on top and playing some excellent football but Reeves caught them Hammers on the break to retake the lead about mid way through the 2nd half. The game became very end to end and Leon Norris made an excellent point blank save to keep Hammers in the game. As Hammers pushed for an equaliser, Jack Sarjent went close twice from distance, the Reeves keeper made good saves from Krystian Stasiak and Tomasso Morettin, and eventually the pressure told as David Woods fired in from the edge of the box with 5 mins remaining to equalise. In the final minute David Woods almost completed his hat trick as he hit the post from close range but the game played out in a 3-3 draw. MoM for the Hammers was Sam Reid for his solid defensive display.

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