Result: Hemingford Red 3 Alconbury 3

It was fitting that for our last match of the season we had our full squad available for the first time. What a match it was and it typified the boys spirit that they have displayed throughout the season. I cannot praise the boys enough. After 10 minutes we were 3-0 down. We knew and discussed the strengths of the Alconbury team before the match. They possess a couple of quick players who have scored and assisted in an abundance of goals and we recognised that if the ball was played in front of them they would be a danger. Indeed this is how they scored their first goal. We were then guilty of allowing an Alconbury player a free header from a corner and we were soon 2-0 down. When Alconbury scored their third after just 10 minutes it would have been easy for the boys to drop their heads but the boys have proved on many occasions they have great spirit and desire. Callum Franklin and Kai Hickinson both came on and immediately had a positive impact by closing down the Alconbury players and winning the ball back. This rubbed off on the rest of the players and suddenly there was an urgency from our team. We started playing the football we are capable of and have been displaying most of the season. The boys were rewarded for a good team move with an excellent finish from captain Leon Tinker who drilled a shot from the edge of the area. That goal inspired the boys and we soon enjoying most of the action. Before half time we were awarded a free-kick. Leon had scored a couple of goals recently from free-kicks and mentioned before the match that he hoped to have another chance. His wish came true and he scored yet another great free-kick which dipped underneath the crossbar. It was 3-2 to Alconbury at half time. In the second half possession of the ball was equal but Alconbury did have a couple of good chances to extend their lead. With only 5 minutes remaining it seemed Alconbury had scored what would have been a decisive fourth goal when their winger hit a rasping shot at an angle but somehow Spencer Cordery tipped the ball over the crossbar for a corner. That save proved to be crucial because in injury time Dan Phillips beat his marker with a piece of skill and cut the ball back to the edge of the penalty area for Leon Tinker to hit a driving shot in the top corner for his hat-trick and the teams equaliser. What a comeback by the boys and a wonderful way to end the season! Jake Hooper and Bertie Kemp were again solid in defence and along with Leon Tinker, were men of the match.The squad was; Spencer Cordery, Jake Hooper, Bertie Kemp, Brandon Jack, Harvey Cantrell, Dan Phillips, Leon Tinker, Robert McCrossan, Tom Best, Ciaran Lyne, Tom Lynn, Logan Wareing, Ethan Pettit, Kai Hickinson, Callum Franklin, Sam Pryor.