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HSA vs White Notley at the New Croft-Tuesday 7th May 19.30 KO

A point for the HSA will guarantee their place in the promotion places of the Essex Border League Premier Division.

This will mean promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Division 1 is within our grasp.

Come along and support Ben and the lads in their final home game of the season.


Adults £3

Concessions £2

Children £1


HSA moved to within a point of a guaranteed place in the promotion places in the ESBL as three goals in the last quarter of an hour sealed victory for the hosts. Apart from Ryan Weaver's header being disallowed for a push little of note happened in the opening half hour of the game as both sides struggled to get any sort of passing game going. HSA sprung into life however as Weaver came close with a couple of twenty yard efforts before HSA's top scorer opened the scoring. Ross Elkins clipped a ball in behind the Dedham defence, Wakefield in the Dedham goal came out and misjudged the bounce of the ball which fell kindly to allow Weaver to stroke the ball home. The remainder of the half saw Owen Longley tormenting the Dedham defence and putting in a series of dangerous crosses from which Elkins and in particular Ben Bradley were unlucky not to extend the lead. The second half started in the same vein with HSA creating plenty of excellent chances but unable to score a crucial second. They were punished when a good through ball set Dedham danger-man Polley away and he beat Liam Cutts from twenty yards with a fine strike. The goal buoyed Dedham and they dominated the next quarter of an hour culminating in Carnevale's header hitting the underside of the bar with Cutts well beaten. HSA needed some attacking inspiration and it came from the unlikely source of teenage full back Tom Hardwick. Hardwick gained possession midway in Dedham's half and after playing a one two with Bradley fired home from the edge of the box for his first ever goal in senior football. Two minutes later the game was safe as a corner was only cleared to the edge of the box and Luke Strutton shifted the ball from his right to left foot and found the corner of the net with a low strike for his first ever goal for HSA. The final goal came in the last minute as Bradley raced clear of the Dedham defence before being fouled in the area as he was about to shoot. Bradley picked himself up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Tuesday sees HSA's final home game of the season against White Notley, four points are needed from the teams final 3 matches to ensure they take runners up spot in the division.


Votes will be collected on Tuesday evening