A winning start for the men’s 3rd team away against Leeds 7s. A mixed team with a few new faces, and it was the debutant Ashi Benjamin that put Adel into an early lead with a reverse stick high into the net. Leeds equalised with a few quick passes leaving a tap in back post but Adel regained their structure and composure and continued to pressure Leeds and dominate the game.
Adel took the lead again from a short corner after Sam Ransleys’ initial shot was deflected high the keeper could only parry it into the middle of the D and the path of Tim McDonald who rifled home a volley into the back of the net. However Leeds soon equalised from a short corner of their own. A shot from outside the D going wide took a fortunate deflection off their striker on the way in and just crept into the corner.
As time started to run out the game opened up with chances at both ends and late on Adel won another short corner. A quick slip to the left and Ashi swept home low and hard into the bottom right corner for a second debut goal.
From there Adel held out till the end to get the season off to a winning start and 3 points.
MotM – Tim McDonald
DotD – Sean Hewitt