Leeds Adel HC 1st XI 10:0 Lindum 3rd XI

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Jimmy Mayhew finds space in the middle of the pitch.

Saturday saw a number of high scoring games for teams within the club, and this was no different.

Both teams started brightly and early exchanges were competitive in the midfield, however Adel’s forwards really set the two sides apart. Fuller made some good leads into space got a lot of early ball and won a PC with around 5 minutes gone. Andy Reid Hendley duly dispatched the corner, which gave a real change in performances from both sides. Adel grew in confidence and determination, whilst Lindum seemed to lower their heads. For the rest of the 1st half it was not all one-way traffic as Taylor, returning to the Adel goal, was called into action on a number of occasions. This was helped by Hill’s fluorescent trainers which were easy to find by the Lindum attack.

Once the Adel players discovered the play the ball away from their strong core they found a lot of success high up the pitch with the Solihull Skipper pulling all the strings duly supported by his Wolverhampton Watto. The half progressed, and as quickly as the Lindum keeper rushed out, the goals were scored – in no specific order the goal scorers (and assists) were;

Maver (completing back to back hattricks), Fuller, Mayhew, & Watkins.

Assists from; Jackson, Hemming, Fuller (two more to his earlier one), Mayhew & Tasker

Paul Watkins fires into an open net.

Paul Watkins fires into an open net.

7-0 at HT.

The full support complimented Adel on their speed of play and interchange which showed the commitment and application put in by all the players.

Calls at HT were to not let their standards slip, afterall Mayhew had the 5.5km barrier to break.

Adel duly pushed on, with the movement up front caused issues for the Lindum backline allowing Andy Reid Hendley added a second short corner finish. Despite this Lindum plugged away manfully right until the end, and had a couple of chances of their own. Hill and his troop defended admirably, and when Lindum did find any gaps in the defence, Taylor was alert allowing him to pull off a superb save as he tipped the ball onto the post to deny Lindum any consolation and keep his clean sheet in tact.

To end matters Bird supplied Jackson for a neat finish only for roles to reverse for the final and 10th goal as Jackson set up Bird.

The result now sees Leeds Adel top of their division, albeit on their superior goal difference, alongside Sheffield Uni Bankers. These two teams play each other next week in the Steel City meaning at least one side will lose their 100% record.

Thanks to the umpiress and the Ultras who showed their support.



Greg Hilton · 12th October 2015 at 10:58 am

Mayhew needs to up his game, I ran 6.5km on Saturday from centre back position…

Mark Powley · 12th October 2015 at 11:58 am

Is an umpiress a female umpire or a typo?!

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