Premier League 15th November: Invicta Vs HBU
RHC Invicta Herne Bay United Nov 15th 2014
Herne Bay United moved to the Top of the Premier League this week with a comfortable win against RHC Invicta.
United were quick to get on the score sheet with Brendan Barker getting the first inside four minutes. United were not chasing the game and with a solid man to man defense were being disciplined in this allowing Invicta very little opportunity to break through to United’s goal and anything that was coming through, Kristoff White was comfortably dealing with. United’s next goal came from Tom White at around the 8 minute mark and again Invicta had little answer. Invicta were by no means making this one easy for United and even with the opportunities that United were getting they were being kept back. Barker got his second of the match after 16 minutes and United saw out the half 3 – 0 in front.
The second half was much of the same for United and Barker with his third of the game set the scoring off in the half and then followed about four minutes apart were goals from Karl Smith, Fabio Vicente, Neil Austin and Tom White with his second of the match. United now 8 – 0 in front and looking comfortable, they lost the clean sheet with just over a minute to go with Invicta’s first goal from Pete Halverson and then on the buzzer a 10th team foul gave Invicta a chance with zero on the clock but Marc Vidal finished nicely and the score finished as 8 – 2 win for United.
Brendan Barker commented after the game; “we are pleased with the win and we worked hard on our discipline today knowing we have some tough games coming up, unfortunately we lost concentration at the end but many positives to take forward”.
Herne Bay United have a double header next weekend on the 29th November against Letchworth and then on the 30th they play the England Project squad both at the Bay Sports Arena Herne Bay.
HBU: Team List: Kristoff White (gk), Karl Smith(1), David Martindale, Fabio Vicente©(1), Josh Branchett, Neil Austin(1), Tom White(2), Brendan Barker(3)