Home cup match played on 15 October 2017.
Kicked off at 11:00 AM

Once again it was a sunny and surprisingly warm day at the snake pit as Thrum Hall had yet another home game which was again in the cup. On paper against a much stronger side of the Halifax Hammers who are currently top of he premier division the odds were stacked against the snakes before kick off but the team come out ready to win and make a statement to the rest of the league. For the first time Thrum Halls very own bogan Aussie 'Jeff' malseed captained the side with Chris Dawson away injured. The game began with a lot of back and forth play with the hammers having a few early chances only to be denied by a great save from MAN OF THE MATCH Tapend in the thrum hall goal and a fantastic block from jonni suddall. Thrum hall then began there own attack with a quick front 3 of Jonathon Gibson, david suddall, and keir (you've got nothing) Watkinson, Only to be denied by the post. This continued for the first 30 minutes with Halifax hammers having the more attacking play until the deadlock was broken and hammers found the bottom corner from some sloppy defending. It didn't take much longer after this first goal for hammers to get a second goal and punish Thrum Hall for not closing down the men in the middle of the park. 35 minutes played Halifax hammers 2-0 Thrum Hall One minute after the second goal hammers again found themselves in the thrum hall area again and after a great save from tapend yet again he found himself tackling the hammers striker with a great slide tackle which won the ball first, however the referee disagreed and the whistle sounded. PENALTY HALIFAX HAMMERS After much debate against the ref the decision stood and they lined up the penalty. Knowing a goal would all but end there first half chances tapend stood big in his goal as the hammers striker struck the penalty he dived to his right and tipped the ball round the post with a fantastic save to keep Thrum Halls chances alive. Brucey then decided he needed to go have a shit so subbed himself off and jay 'flick and shoot' Clissitt came on in attacking midfield. It was quiet until halftime with most of the play being in the middle of the park between Jessie and the thrum hall attackers. During half time reports came that hammers were worried we could still win this game and that brought more confidence to Thrum Hall another change at half time as midfielder lee Gallagher was replaced by dale Imrie who has had a terrible week especially with Scotland not qualifying for the World Cup As the second half kicked off Thrum Hall started off the strongest with some quick fire attacks however nothing come of them. During the spell of quick attacks it must have tired out the snakes as they were then on the back foot for the next 20 mins which sparked some more incredible saves from tapend who was having a fantastic game time and time again he was there to tip shots wide or over the bar when the defence was beaten. That was until in the 70th minute when hammers scored to quick fire goals to make it 4-0 and all but end Thrum Halls hopes to advance to the next round. Gibby scored a well finished goal from 6 yards out to make it 4-1 but sadly it was nothing more than a conciliation goal As hammers responded with a goal of there own in the 80th minute. Young David suddall was getting wound up on the wing which was noted due to his feet stamping tantrums. He did however score a goal from 6 yards after casey cobra assisted him. To end Thrum Halls woes Halifax hammers scored yet another goal to make it 6-2 a poor result for Thrum Hall however not justified as they played very well against a better opposition and should have nothing to feel bad about. As we move on to think about next week back to the league against Bradshaw we hope to get a win and keep progressing and keep the unbeaten league run going UP THE SNAKES

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