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09/09/16 – Seneley & Garswood Hawks v Woolston Rovers Athletico

Garswood continued their pre-season preparations with a home fixture against a team who finished mid table in Division 1 last season – the hosts plying their trade in the Division below but gaining promotion as they finished joint runners up in Division 2. A bright start was made by both teams with contrasting styles of play on show, the visitors looking to crowd the midfield and hit long balls from the back whilst the hosts looked to play it into feet at every opportunity. Woolston thought they had took the lead midway through the half when a free kick was only half cleared but their attacker was clearly in an off side position when the ref blew his whistle. They did however take the lead after half an hour when some hesitant defending saw a ball across the box which was finished at the back post putting the visitors 0-1 up. Garswood came right back and had a couple of chances to equalise before the pressure paid off as a corner was given on the right hand side. Aaron Carman played a short corner to Cam Davies who hit a curling cross which Chris Cox nodded on and Alexi Mellor thumped a diving header past the away keeper giving the hosts a deserved equaliser just before half time.

A number of changes were made at the interval and a change of formation seemed to give Garswood a renewed vigour about their play. Ten minutes into the second half Alexi Mellor swivelled and fired a thunderbolt with his left foot into the top corner from 25 yards out giving the keeper no chance. The hosts continued to attack and only some wasteful finishing prevented them from extending their lead but they had to be careful not to let the visitors back into the game and keeper Liam Higgens made a crucial stop with 20 minutes left. Moments later Lewis Taylor chased a back pass which the home keeper dallied with, nipping in and coolly stroking home into an empty net to give the hosts a well contested but deserved 3-1 win.

Final Result – Garswood Hawks 3 v Woolston Rovers 1

Again, plenty to work on before next week’s league opener but this was a good test against two teams who didn’t back away from any challenges. There is a real competition for a starting place amongst the lads and they know that only maximum effort will bring them a starting berth next week. Man of the match goes to Jack Perrat who despite suffering with illness this week put in a sterling show hardly missing a tackle all match.