This was always going to be a hard game for Holme as Langtoft had remained unbeaten in the league since Holme beat them way back in October 3-2. The first half was very scrappy with both sides cancelling each other out the only thing of note was a 20 yard effort from Steve Lynch which went straight to the goalkeeper. Just before half time Holme conceded a free kick 25 yards out and unfortunately our keeper had a ''Gary Sprake'' moment and from the resulting shot appeared to throw the ball into his own net. In the second half Holme showed some urgency and put Lantoft under more pressure but still did not create many clear cut chances. Jonyy Foster made some substitutions and one of them Aidan Marshall should have equalised when receiving the ball 6 yards out in middle of the goall but blasted it over the crossbar. With 3 minutes remaining a high cross was punted into the 6 yard box and Harry Dowson met it with his hand and put it in the back of the net to secure a hard earned point for Holme. With Long Riston and AFC Duke of York losing Holme still find themselves in 2nd place with games in hand. Next week they play AFC Duke of York which should be a hard game. The first team entertain Sculcoates Reserves when Rob Dowson will be hoping to get another 90 minutes to boost up his fitness levels
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Holme Rovers 2nds 1 v Langtoft 1
Richard Brook |
Under 14s Division 1 Rearranged Match
Saturday 11th February 2017, Kick-off 10:30, Wheldrake Juniors at Broadhighway
Eastrington Village 1 v Holme Rovers FC 2nds 3
Richard Brook |
Congratulations to our 2nd team who know find themselves top of division four. Its that tight in this division that six teams all have 20 points but our 2nd team have games in hand on all teams. This was a good three points as they lost in this fixture earlier this season in the cup. I understand from Steve Lynch that he got a 20 yard screamer. The team have a hard home game coming this Saturday against 2nd place Langtoft but there should be a good few watching as the first team have a free weekend. Well done to all seniors.
Holme rRovers 1sts 2 v Ridings FC 1
Richard Brook |
Ben Pearson had apart from Jamie Harrison a full squad to pick from and had some hard/brave decisions to make. The biggest surprise was Josh Brook starting in midfield. Holme started with three at the back and five in midfield. The game was scrappy with not much flowing football. As soon as Nick Cage got near the ball the defence was soon tackling him but not always legally. Neither team looked like scoring but before half time our defence went missing and a Ridings forward found himself clear on goal and gave Craig Burke no chance. In the second half Holme started to play a bit more football using the width of the pitch and from a resulting cross by Josh Brook it found the head of Aiden Marshall who put it past the goalkeeper. Thanks then went to Craig Burke who tipped a fierce shot onto the post. As the game was coming to a close Josh Brook pumped a free kick into the penalty area and Ben Huzzard who had come on as a substitute smashed the ball into the roof of the net. For the last few minutes Holme reverted to a flat back four to see the game out. The M.O.M. went to Josh Brook but just as pleasing was for him to get 90 minutes football after his'' heart scare''. The team now find themselves 3rd in the Premier League with games in hand on the above.
Paul Harrison |
Please note the race night has now been put back to the 11th march