A good start to the season can be worth its weight in gold. That’s just what happened down at St George Stadium on Saturday. Our 2nd XI had a wonderful 3-0 win thanks to goals from James Hirsch (2) and a Joe Rylance free kick from all of 25
metres. The boys controlled the game from start to finish and never looked like surrendering their lead.
The 1st XI also began with a bang after just two minutes of play, when Ethan Bell Herbert burst forward on the right hand side of the field and smashed a shot past the flailing Scots keeper from the edge of the 18 yard box.
King’s looked comfortable for most of the first half, but let a goal slip in the 27th minute after a cross was not dealt with properly by the defence which allowed Scots to pounce and equalise.
The second half brought more problems for King’s. Just six minutes into the period the referee saw reason to give Patrick Idiare a second yellow (and subsequent red) card, however, with 34 minutes left to play, our boys knew they had to dig deep and defend like they never had before. This they did, and more, not only keeping Scots attacks at bay, but going forward and creating chances to score.
Ethan Bell Herbert scored his second of the day in the 54th minute after a Mason Boyd long ball sent him into space where he steadied himself and calmly slotted the ball home.
The final 20 minutes were a little tense, but the boys pulled through serving up the best football and most marvellous team effort for a long while.