On Thursday 10th November 2022, HBVC played a great game against Wolverhampton College, at the Trico Stadium.
Before the 11:00 am kick off we held a minute’s silence for Remembrance Day. The game was played as three 20-minute thirds, accommodating Wolverhampton’s request, totalling 60 minutes.
The HBVC team was excited but a little nervous. They took the lead in the first 20 minutes with Haris scoring a header from Declan’s cross.
Wolverhampton scored from the second half kick-off , conceding an avoidable goal, making it 1-1. It was a tense game for most of the second third. HBVC were a little shaky at times but were still focused, creating lots of chances but were just not clinical enough. A change in formation from 442 to 433 was rewarded with Ben scoring a great goal from Corey’s assist, enabling HBVC to regain the lead at the end of the second third, 2-1.
Final 20 minutes and HBVC started brightly with their fitness levels giving them the edge. They played a faster game with great link up play. Strong defence and good tackles before Haris scored his second goal. Then Declan’s free kick was awesome, a fans favourite moment of the game, increasing the lead to 4-1. This was followed by another quick-fire goal from Haris, making it 5-1 and gave Haris his hat trick. HBVC was growing in confidence through the game, a great save by goalkeeper Harry kept Wolverhampton to just one goal. This was followed by arguably the best goal of the game, was Levi’s long range shot was a stunning screamer in the closing minutes.
Giving HBVC an amazing victory of 6-1. The HBVC team have declared this their best performance of the season. A lot of happiness, with every player playing with a smile of their face.
We would like to thank Wolverhampton College for the game and all the help and support shown by Redditch United Football Club staff and coaches.
Report written by HBVC.