The 3s started the season with a trip to Airedale. Having caught the end of the 2s triumph against the same opposition the 3s started in good fashion
The happily paired coupling of Fozzy and Bingham controlling midfield and Greg and Mark at the back cutting out danger before it really worried Sholto making his debut for the 3s after an impressive season with the 5s last year.
The opening Adel goal came from our two resident right backs. The assisting cannon Luke Taylor firing a 30 yard through ball into the new and improved Dave Mattinson (thanks Primal) who slotted home neatly. Adel were quickly pegged back by an Airedale short corner 1-1.
2 quick goals came from Adel in response. The first a well worked short corner routine converted by the wise old fox Fozzy who cleverly disguised his slap shot, and deceived the keeper with a mix of fade/top spin a couple of bobbles and a cry of anguish. The Adel 3rd was a proper hockey goal with a neat one two from Beale and Bingham down the left flank. Bingham carried the ball out wide fired in to the Beale who carried on the run and dived in at the near post to deflect home.
3-1 Adel half time.
The second half was a lot more frantic with mistakes and turnover in possession from both sides halting the flow.
Adel scored a 4th courtesy of neat play by Mattinson and neatly deflected by the glowing Matt Lilley who suffered in the September warmth.
Airedale grabbed a second but Adel were able to hold strong for a well deserved 4-2 victory.
4 different scorers, 2 3rd team debuts for Simon and Sholto who impressed and the most ground ever covered by Matt Brayshaw in an Adel shirt made for a good start to the season.
MOM – Greg Hilton DOD – Brayshaw
Next up Bradford 2s who put 14 past their 3rd team this week. The Phwoars were much more polite to our 5s thankfully.