Premier League: Halifax Vs HBU 8th November 2014
Roller Hockey National Premier League 8/11/2014
Herne Bay United were ‘away’ to Halifax last weekend in their 4th Fixture of the season. Halifax returned the Top division this season and have had a string of close results one of them being a win against Letchworth.
United should win this fixture but could not take that for granted and would need to give everything from the start. United did exactly that and fortune was really rolling their way with Brendan Barker getting a string of quick goals from the off that really gave them the half they needed. Halifax got the last goal of the 1st half but United had a 6 – 1 lead.
The second half was a much closer game with goal’s going both ways, and the goals from United were spread across the team, Halifax found more opportunity as they changed the pace of the game and combined with United relaxing with a comfortable lead, gave Gerlac Berga Sarra from Spain the chance to take advantage and got 4 in the second half, however it was to late and United ran the match out comfortable winners 12-6. United will take a number of positives from this performance as well as some areas they need to work on, however Josh Branchett continues to impress and Jordi Saldana from Reus Spain made his debut for United.
After the match Brendan Barker said: “it is always hard to play these matches after travelling a long distance in the car, but we did what was needed and the ball really fell for me, it was just one of those days, I hope we have a lot more of.”
HBU’s next fixture is against RHC Invicta at the Bay Sports Arena this Saturday at 7:45pm on the 15th November 2014.
HBU: Eddie Mount(gk) Karl Smith, Josh Branchett(1), Jordi Saldana, Tom White(1), Neil Austin(1), Fabio Vicente©(2), Brendan Barker(7)
Halifax: Chris jones, Chris Maltby(1), Gerlac Berga Sarra(4), Tom Wallis©, Ryan Davies, Conor Colbert, Scott Brant, Albert Lopez(1) Manager: Pete Atherton