HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Eagles finally managed their first win of the league season against a very ordinary Ware Sports, but it was not until the second half when they were able to translate possession into goals.
They almost enjoyed a dream start in the first 10 minutes when an Anthony Geary direct free kick from the right touchline flashed across the Ware goal with 3 eagles forwards all unable to apply a final touch from a few yards out.. A low cross from Paul Morris then got under the feet of Dami Fajobi as he tried to control the ball near the penalty spot, with Sam Gittings unmarked behind him.. Gittings then chased a long ball down the centre of the field and just failed to touch it past the advancing keeper as Eagles turned on the pressure. A succession of corners failed to produce a goal for the Eagles and on the half hour it took a great diving save from keeper Dan Eely to push away a header from a direct kick which was heading towards the corner of his net.He later had a rush of blood to the head dashing out of his penalty area and failing to clear the ball. A cross towards the unguarded gaol was hacked away by covering Eagles defenders.
It only took Eagles 5 minutes after half time to open the scoring when Fajobi hit a low drive from near the penalty spot into the corner of the net.. Ware almost struck back when a long ball out of defence down the centre of the field caught Eagles defenders with too high a line, but the chance was wasted and keeper Eely managed to deflect the low shot wide of his post The Ware keeper then denied Gittings with a smart save to push a low shot round his post.
On the hour Eagles went 2 up when Fajobi managed to head the ball from a corner into the bottom corner of the Ware net. Gittings found the net with a low shot after receiving a pass from Shane Carthy but the effort was ruled out for offside. Eagles continued to press a tiring Ware side and 10 minutes from time got a third goal when Carthy beat several defenders in the penalty and shot low into the far corner of the net from an acute angle, with Gittings stretching to make contact.