This is the HHC Mens Vets Squad.
Captain: Alastair Shedden
Manager: Iain Lynch
League: Wessex Super Vets Alliance
Current Position: 3
Total Goals: 1661
Total Cards: 14
LATEST MATCH REPORTS
vs South Berks - 18 Nov 2017
Home Score: 6 - Opposition Score: 0
Match Result: Win
Haslemere Vets were anxious to put the previous week’s first league defeat against Guildford behind them, and up their game and play with confidence and sharper passing! South Berkshire Vets were boosted by the loan of Tony Richards and Paul Kirkham to even up the numbers, and the majority of the first half of this fixture was evenly matched, with scoring chances at both ends of the pitch. The Vets were unable to take advantage of a couple of short corners and promising scoring opportunities, and it took thirty minutes before Simon Prichard expertly slotted the first goal and gain a slender lead for the Vets. The second half was a different story though! Iain Lynch may have ‘overrun’ himself and unfortunately had to retire from the game, and Haslemere recalled one loan player, and the balance of the match tipped in the Vets favour and slick passing play came to the fore. Two goals from Johnny Roberts, two from Paul Saunders and a second from Simon Prichard followed, despite a good performance by the opposition keeper who kept the score line in single figures. South Berks were afforded only a few attacking opportunities, and an excellent short corner defence by Peter Lawrence streaking off the goal line, ensured that the Vets maintained a clean sheet and a highly satisfactory return to winning ways and third position in the league.
vs Horsham - 04 Nov 2017
Home Score: 7 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Win
Horsham travelled to Woolmer Hill for this fixture with only eight players and Haslemere Vets agreed to lend them three players from their squad including a goalkeeper to even things up. The Vets started brightly and dominated play for most of the first half, testing the 'loan' keeper on a number of occasions until Iain Lynch broke the deadlock with a rebound strike scoring the first goal, and confidence continued to build. Johnny Roberts added a second shortly afterwards and David Sewell a third, planting the ball high into the corner of the Horsham goal. The one way traffic continued in the second half with Iain Lynch completing his hatrick and Johnny Roberts a second, and finally a goal by Paul Saunders,.as well as plenty of opportunities being missed, the Vets tally ending at seven with Horsham adding a consolation goal at the end when a clearance from defence went straight to a Horsham forward. The result keeps the Vets at the top of the WSFA league table, but there are some more testing fixtures ahead during November.
Finally a thank you to Adrian Potter and Peter Ruben for umpiring the match, and, thank goodness, without the need for any cards this week!
vs Winchester - 21 Oct 2017
Home Score: 6 - Opposition Score: 3
Match Result: Win
Winchester Wanderers arrived at Woolmer Hill with only eight players, and Haslemere Vets did only one better with nine, which did include Peter Lindars in goal who provided goal keeping services to both teams in alternate halves, and defending all short corners for both sides which kept the ‘old man’ busy running between goals when required! Adjusting to the reduced number of players on the pitch, both teams were an even match until a goal from David Sewell broke the deadlock, but Winchester replied soon afterwards as the match made the reduced number of players on both sides work hard! A Simon Prichard goal restored the lead which was again countered by a Winchester goal. Iain Lynch was on hand to add a third goal and the Vets started to take control with another goal from Simon Prichard and two more from Iain Lynch to complete his hatrick, allowing the Vets to finally run out 6 - 3 winners in a slightly unusual match but enough to ensure that the Vets maintain their position at the top of the league table.
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