Result: Alconbury 4 Hemingford Red 1

An entertaining match ended in a 4-1 defeat at Alconbury. Before the match we recognised that Alconbury were a very good side going forward and in front of goal. That proved to be the case in this match. There were chances at both ends in the first half. Alconbury hit our crossbar a couple of times and Spencer Cordery was yet again excellent in our goal. Our defence kept to their tasks well and it took a good finish from Alconbury to separate the teams at half time. In that first half Dan Phillips had a couple of great runs on the counter attack which almost ended in a goal. At the start of the second half Alconbury scored a second with a sublime finish from long range. For the first two goals we conceded we could have made it more difficult for Alconbury by closing down the goalscorers. It is something the team can learn from and improve upon. We did have chances of our own and Bertie Kemp drove into the Alconbury penalty area and hit a vicious shot to bring the game back to 2-1. We then had a very good spell in the Alconbury half of moving the ball about and creating some half chances. Just as we were looking like an equaliser may not be far away, Alconbury broke on the counter attack and a well worked move and cross ended with an own goal created by pressure. That third goal seemed to change the match as Alconbury were lifted and we were rocked back. During the second half Spencer Cordery made some great saves and his handling throughout was excellent. He was named man of the match as well as Brandon Jack, Harvey Cantrell, Jordan Ciliberto and Bertie Kemp for excellent performances throughout. Kai Hickinson, Dan Phillips, Tom Best and Bertie Kemp went close to scoring in the second half but Alconbury added a late fourth to win 4-1.