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From: ben bensedgemore@hotmail.com Date: 6 December 2015 at 20:35:52 GMT To: Jon Clark Jon@bigifa.co.uk, Neil King <NeilKing1957@Hotmail.com> Cc: ben bensedgemore@hotmail.com Subject: Re: Match v Redbull

It was a blustery morning down in the Hemingfords when we took on our old foes of Redbull. Any game against these guys is a challenge but we had a strong squad to choose from and they were low in numbers albeit they still had quality players all over the park. We had a change of formation to 3,5,2 and playing against the wind we played some good football and seemed on top. We had a few lengthy spells of possession and looked pretty strong all over. Stu Smith, fresh from a big money transfer into the Redbull ranks at right back seemed to be enjoying himself. It was an even encounter with few clear cut chances. However, after about 25 minutes the deadlock was broken as midge made a strong run through the middle from midfield and slipped the other side of the last man to round the keeper and slot home. This lifted our confidence and seemed to rock our opponents who were finding it hard to dominate. However, their work rate was still good and Kev and Matt had to stay on their toes to keep them at bay. Soon after a strong break down the left saw Sedge released, he clipped an inviting ball to the back post but the powerful Essendoh just headed over. By half time both teams knew they had been in a game but it was a trouble free match to referee for Blakey who was keeping the game flowing well.

Our opponents switched Stu for Roy and Also put Jardine on up top. We kept probing and moving the ball but we seemed to lack the killer touch and the ability to burst behind them. Jardine was slipped through with good chances on 4 occasions and fortunately for us either new keeper Steve large or the woodwork came to the rescue. Had he have scored we would never have lived it down! We shuffled a few players in our pack and everyone got some play but I think we had a a number of players who could not quite get into top gear today, either through fitness level or perhaps over indulgence (Dippy!). We had a few corners and a few forays into their area but we failed to really force their big keeper to make too many saves. With about ten minutes to go and time ticking by their experienced forward Glen strode away and converted with a cool finish, which was a real disappointment. That said within minutes remaining they won another corner and Our Roy leapt like a well-fed Scottish salmon to crash a header off the bar! Fortunately we survived this scare and before you knew it Blakey was blowing the final whistle with honours even at 1-1.

Our three lads who played for Redbull all performed admirably and fortunately neither Roy or Jardine killed us off with the winner as the post came to our rescue.

The grass was long, the pitch was heavy and it was a windy day but none of this was an excuse for us failing to capitalise today to claim the win. It was a genuine opportunity to secure a win today but on reflection they had enough chances to win it in the second half. We have now played them 3 times this season, drawing 2 and losing one - having led in all of them, so hopefully we can secure a win next time to even it up before the end of the campaign. In truth, I don't think we deserved the win though today but hopefully we can hit top gear against Newmarket next week.

It was good to see Howard having a training session on the sidelines and hopefully Howard, Waz, Glen and Chris will be available after injury again soon. Sent from my iPad

On 22 Nov 2015, at 19:58, "ben" bensedgemore@hotmail.com wrote:

Great report Clarky!

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On 22 Nov 2015, at 18:47, Jon Clark Jon@bigifa.co.uk wrote:

22nd November 2015 Hemingford Vets v C.U.P.

On paper a strong looking Hemingford side took the field against a youthful looking C.U.P. on a bright but wintry day. An early mistake gifted the visitors an opening goal and put Hemingford on the back foot for a brief spell. When Hemingford began to find their stride an equaliser looked on then cards and soon arrived when Nigel Parker superbly released Chris Parker down the right, he calmly cut back for an oncoming Ben Sedgmore to convert calmly. The game then became a bit stretched with Hemingford showing better quality in the attacking third. Midge began to martial the midfield and the chances began to arrive. Steve 'Two Touch' Hastings on another day could have wrapped up a hat trick in 15 minutes, he saw a superb strike come of the upright, a close header saved by the away keeper and a volley in the 6 yard box just pass the post. In between a fine individual effort from Dippy brought the best out of the C.U.P. keeper who was quickly becoming the visitors Man of the Match. Despite their dominance Hemingford paid the price for the missed chances and C.U.P. took advantage of some slack defending just before the break and went in at half time leading 2:1. Was it going to be one of those days.

Sedge did not make it back after the break nursing a calf injury and Glen went back in goal despite a spirited performance up front his knee injury causing problems once again. Down but not out Hemingford believed they had enough to get back in the game and the opening exchanges on the 2nd half were pretty even. Defensively Hemingford looked pretty solid martialled well by Mat Warren and supported excellently by an accomplished performance at left back by Paul Sully who was doing the work of 2 players (Dippy was in front of him). It was a 2nd fatal defensive mistake that then gifted an important 3rd goal to C.U.P. This took the stuffing out of Hemingford for a while and when Mat Warren departed and Kev Hurst left the pitch with an injury the writing was on the wall. However another slick movement on the right ended with Midge slotting home competently and game on. An equaliser looked on the cards and when Midge went through on goal this looked like the opportunity before he was cynically brought down on the edge of the box. A penalty claim and a potential red card? Nothing! The resulting free kick that followed came to nothing. C.U.P held on and were the victors on the day. So yes it was one of those days and only got worse when Spurs hammered my beloved West Ham ffs.

Bring on next week.

Man of the Match went to

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-----Original Message----- From: Neil King [mailto:neilking1957@hotmail.com] Sent: 20 November 2015 19:01 To: Jon Clark Subject: Re: Match v c.u.p . Sunday

Yes all sorted mate.

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On 20 Nov 2015, at 18:49, Jon Clark Jon@bigifa.co.uk wrote:

Is Blakey ref?

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-----Original Message----- From: Neil King [mailto:neilking1957@hotmail.com] Sent: 20 November 2015 15:16 To: bensedgemore@hotmail.com; Jon Clark Subject: Match v c.u.p . Sunday

Afternoon boys Players available . Jardine ,dippy, sedge,Kevin Hirst ,Matt warren (with hair) Glen,Roy Shaw, Paul sully,Kevin Anderson,midge,Nigel Parker,2 touch (Steve Hastings) Roy Essendoh, and Paul Bell,

Matt Warren has to go , miss last 20 mins, Roy Essendoh, come and play 2nd half New Player , Paul Bell , will go as sub, likes to play on left side, but right footed. Sedge , he says he has a couple of mates, see how he plays then if any good ,ask him about mates etc.. I have a team, not sure how fit Glen is for goalkeeper ,so I have gone for ,bell, back 4 Anderson,warren,Hirst,sully, right mid Nigel, 2 touch,and Glen (holding mid) with sedge on left free roll, dippy and midge. Subs Roy Shaw, Paul bell, Roy Essendoh 2nd half.

Do you want anymore players. Dazz can get conner ? And I haven't asked Gee A few players haven't replied to me ,and I haven't chased them. kingy

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