Sir John Hunt 5 – Redruth 5Last week saw Sir John Hunt play their first home fixture where they welcomed top of the league Redruth. The following match report is brought to you by Colton Whittingham (Year 12).
Redruth travelled to Sir John Hunt in fine form having a 100% record. Sir John Hunt applied early pressure forcing Redruth into a long ball game, unfortunately the early pressure did not pay off and it was from a long ball that Redruth earned an early penalty. The penalty was slotted in the bottom right hand corner by Redruth’s striker to make it 1-0 to Redruth. Going 1-0 down shocked SJH and resulted in not many chances being created until just before the break when a throw-in was headed on by Ashley Marker into the area where Leandro Cupertino was on hand to finish low past the keeper. Half-time 1-1.
The second half was a completely different story with SJH playing the best football they have played this season. SJH took the lead through Reece Brown as he cooly went past the keeper and slotted into an empty net. We did not stop there as Owen Aquilina made space out on the wing and crossed for Kyle Nicholls to finish from close range, 3-1 to the home side. SJH furthered their advantage from a corner where the ball was not cleared and Callum Brown was quickest to react and made it 4-1.
Redruth finally managed to play some good attacking football and applied pressure through crossing from wide areas. The SJH defence could not deal with the crosses from wide and Redruth pulled the game back to 4-3 with two quick goals. Reece Brown managed to give SJH a cushion when a counter attack ended with Reece finishing past the on-rushing keeper.
However, the goals had not finished coming and it was in the last 10 minutes where SJH conceded two late goals, the last of which coming directly from a cross. Final score 5-5.
Man of the match: Reece Brown
Lessons to be learnt by our students in how to manage a game effectively, the students said that it felt like a loss but could see the positives in taking a point from top of the league opposition. Next week they are away to Okehampton and hope for a positive result.
(Assistant Head of Sixth Form)