HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Eagles failed to maintain a recent run of decent results when they failed to break down a determined Wormley defence and then lost to a sucker goal in the second half.
Wormley applied much of the early pressure without producing any threat to the eagles goal before following a flowing move a cross from the right By Jaz Genesis was blasted over the bar from Eagles’ Taylor Rhiney 15 yards out. A few minutes later a direct free kick by Mitch Cox from 25 yards out was tipped over the bar by the Wormley keeper.. Play swung from end to end and Dan Goad had to be alert to block a close range effort following a corner that looked as if it might find the net.
After 25 minutes a Rhiney shot was comfortably saved by the Wormley keeper to his right and the same player shot wide from 18 yards just before half time after dribbling around several defenders.
The last couple of minutes of the first half produced a useful save by Goad from a direct free kick and a Jamie Platt shot for the Eagles from 25 yards was tipped over by the Wormley keeper. From the resulting corner Shane Carthy shot from close range straight at the keeper.
In the second half neither team seemed to carry any real goal threat. Long range efforts for the Eagles from Carthy and Hunter Diack flashed wide but after 65 minutes Wormley finally broke the deadlock with a soft goal. A cross was headed gently over the head of Goad and into the top of the net.
Eagles tried to raise their game. Cox shot just wide of a post from 12 yards but the ball just could not find the target and Wormley safely played out the last quarter of the game.