Corinthians S.K 1 Living Hope Church United 2
Written by Josh Steventon, Living Hope Church United.
The weather got us off to a real cold start with some thick snowflakes dropping down but the game kicked off to a bright start. The Hope took the lead early on with some lovely ball play, which Bash Turner thundered home with a left footed piledriver from twenty yards, so much so the ball came out of the back of the net and carried on rolling for several yards. The game was end to end and Living Hope continued to threaten with several long throws from Chuck Webb while The home side were threatening on the break, pushing the away defence to their limit calling for desperate clearances at times. Corinthians equalised half way through the first half with a lovely diagonal through ball that split the back line allowing time for their striker to play the ball underneath Goalkeeper James Farley. Living Hope enjoyed some neat midfield play at times and looked comfortable knocking the ball about led by talisman Callum Oakshott but it was Bam Bam Bash again with a second identikit death strike after being teed up by Shane Parker.
At the start of the second period the Home team made a couple of changes, adding more firepower in the centre of the pitch. Stalemate endured though and both teams created most of their goal line chances from some impressive long throws. Not much to report on in the second half as both teams dug in and neither team could make the most of the play to further the score. A mention to Jack Whitehouse who made his Hoper debut in defence adding some real coolness at the back.
Game in 3 words: Hope Getting Better