HSA UPDATE 10.4.13

Disappointing Defeat Away to Harwich



Distance : 31 miles Approximate time : 45 minutes CO7 6AW

q Go through Halstead as if going to Stanway Rovers

q At roundabout turn left on to A12 towards Colchester

q Take left turn towards Stratford St Mary

q Carry on along road and turn right towards Dedham

q At end of road turn left along High Street

q Carry on round road before taking right into Southfields

q Follow road round to right past pink house to the ground


HSA fell to a disappointing defeat with a performance that was well below par. Starting positively HSA created the first real chance as Craig Cutts spun his marker and drilled the ball across the six yard line. His cross was met perfectly by Adam Palmer whose effort was kept out by an unbelievable save from home custodian Wass. The remainder of the half was fairly even with both sides being restricted to long range efforts until Jon Welsh fouled Palmer to concede a penalty in injury time. Harwich skipper McLaughlin beat Liam Cutts with his powerful effort despite Cutts getting a hand on the ball. The second half saw HSA exerting more pressure which looked to have brought an equaliser after an hour. Owen Longley's cross was met by the head of Paul Hunt, the midfielders effort appeared to be going in as Palmer smashed the ball home to make sure. Unfortunately Palmer was deemed to be in an offside position and the goal was ruled out. Harwich stepped up a gear after this and scored a second after 67 minute as Oldhamstead looped
a free header over the stranded Cutts. With HSA committing more men forward Harwich twice more caught them on the break with Oldhamstead getting his second and 16 year old Beecham rounding off the scoring. This was an un characteristic defeat from HSA who must bounce back at Dedham next week as they aim to take the runners up spot in the division.