Railway Renegades v Parkes Hotel Football Club
Parkes Hotel started strong, with the midfield contesting every ball and winning possession. Parkes Hotel took advantage if this and created some strong chances, forcing some outstanding saves from Renegades Keeper Wayne Pearce. The physically did take its toll with midfielder Dylan Manks, having to go to Hospital with a knee injury, forcing sole substitute Emily Dean onto the field.
Parkes Hotel thought they had the first goal when Striker Sam Standen hit the post with a 25 yard strike. The pressure eventually showed with Sam Standen netting twice, putting Parkes Hotel in a commanding position. Parkes Hotel were sailing comfortably until a mix up in the midfield resulting in a Renegades goal, taking the score to 2-1.
Parkes Hotel also started the second half strong, with a tactical change pushing midfielder Kyle London into the striker position. The proved to be the right decision with Parkes Hotel cresting many chances, again forcing some outstanding saves from Wayne Pearce. Just like the first half Sam Standen again put Parkes Hotel in a commanding position, taking advantage from an excellent through ball from midfielder Daniel Gordon and completing his Hatrick.
However the game wasn’t over yet, with Parkes Hotel reduced to 10 men through injury, with midfielder Nicholas Strudwick succumbing to a hamstring injury forcing a structural change for Parkes Hotel. The situation got worse with centre back Andrew Manks twinging a hamstring reducing Parkes Hotel to nine fit players.
Renegades started to spend a lot more time in Parkes Hotel’s half, creating a few chances that were foiled by some excellent scrambling defence. However the game was put to bed, after a breakaway goal by Kyle London taking the score to 4-1. Renegades got some consultation just before full time, through an own goal by Parkes Hotel off a corner kick. The game finished up 4-2 with Parkes Hotel making it two wins in a row.
Parkes Hotel face arch rivials Rovers next week at Harrison Park, with kick off scheduled for 1pm. This fixture in the past has proved to be very derby-like, with Parkes Hotel wanting to make it three wins in a row.