Ant hits Deck running


Posted 10th September 2014 - Posted in Match Reports A trip to Harworth Colliery in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Cup was a welcome break from league action, however these ties can always present problems as teams look to get one over visitors from higher leagues. With Hallam not having the best league form this was a must win tie against a good young footballing side that had previously knocked Hallam out on their way to the final in 1997. With this in mind Toyne brought back Rosser in to the heart of the defence and gave a debut to non other than Ant Lynam, a welcome sight at the best of times. With the game less than 2 minutes old Lynam announced his arrival by forcing a good save from the Harworth keeper. Harworth had the next chance when a well taken free kick was headed wide of Barks goal, Mirfin coming close moments later as his header cleared the cross bar. A hint of déjà vu on 22 minutes as Hallam conceded after having most of the play, this time a poorly taken free kick on the edge of the Harworth box was charged down and in a perfect lesson of counter attacking young McKenzie Tomlinson lobbed Bark from the edge of the area and gave the home side the lead. Thankfully heads didn’t have time to drop as a well hit low cross from Flynn was met by Lynam who finished well to draw things level. Hallam now had the bit between their teeth and they played some good football, a good move involving Allott, Lynam and Osborne was unlucky to finish in the side netting. Harworth still posed a threat as a good effort from the edge of the area went harmlessly across the goal mouth. With only minutes of the half remaining the Harworth keeper made a good double save from Flynn but the third rebound fell to Lynam who slotted it away to give Hallam a well deserved half time lead. HT 1 – 2 With morale now high Hallam came out for the second half raring to go, Lynam again making the keeper work in the first minute of the half, Fairweather went on a powerful run minutes later finishing with a good cross that Wade headed over. On the hour mark a superb cross from Osborne was sent in to the area but unfortunately it just missed the head of Allott who would have been certain to score, this was Osborne’s last involvement in the game as he was replaced by Kistell. It was only a matter of time before Hallam scored again and on 68 minutes it came, non other than Lynam securing his hat trick with a well hit shot form the edge of the area. Kistell was finding space down the left and was causing the full back problems, a good ball into the box was met again by Wade but his effort going wide. It was Fairweather’s turn to cause problems down the left flank, a good run and cross was met by Kistell who side footed home to finish the game as a contest. FT 1 – 4

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