Kinoulton Villa Vets 8 v 2 Noel Street Blues
Date: December 7th 2014
Starting Line Up
Final Score: KVV FC 8 v 2 Noel Street Blues
KVV Goal Scorers: Hallam (3), Tommo, Clarke, Gardner, Skinner, Baldwin
Man of the Match: Hallam
With head coach, Jeff Haywood still on sick leave, it was once again left to stand in boss Wol to try and continue Villa's recent winning ways. With a strong squad at his disposal which included the commanding Ivan in goal and the influential ball player Jim in the middle, Wol would have been disappointed overall with the first half performance.
Despite taking a quick lead when a hopeful lob from Simon came back off the bar to fall at the feet of Paul Hallam who calmly finished, Villa failed to capitalise on several opportunities to increase their advantage. Whilst Noel Street included a number of younger players in their side, they had limited ability with only their speed ever looking like being a threat. In fact, it was a quick counter attack and a good turn of pace that resulted in the oppostion equaliser.
Villa continued their dominance, however, and a good passing move eventually saw Simon play a nice through ball to Tony who finished neatly off the underside of the bar. Yet again though, Villa showed complacency allowing Noel Street to equalize and the teams went in at half time at 2-2.
With Steve Harris taking a leaf out of manager Haywood's book and buggering off at half time, Wol was forced into a few tactical changes with Tony dropping in at the back and Skinner replacing him up front. This paid dividends pretty quickly when more or less straight from the kick off, Skinner received the ball, held off the defender and rifled in a powerful shot to make it 3-2. Paul Hallam soon added a fourth and by this time Noel Street heads had started to drop and the Villa players, in particual Jim, were lining up to try and fill their quota. A bullet header from Tom which the ageing goalkeeper somehow managed to get a hand to, made it 5. Tommo got the sixth with a trademark driving run and cannonball finish before Jim finally got the rewards his goalhanging deserved.
At some point during all of this flourish of activity, Deano appeared on the pitch but nobody can be absolutely sure as to when this happened. With the game all but over as a competition, it was left to Man of the Match Paul Hallam to complete his hat-trick with the best goal of the game with a great bit of control followed by a looping volley into the top corner. Final score 8-2.