With cold weather the Petersfield threes headed to Haselmere for late afternoon game. With high hopes, and Alex Prince celebrating a birthday, the scene was set for a well matched game and hopefully many goals.
Due to a clash of dark and light blue, Petersfield played in a new colour for them, a shade of red. With some shirts being rather oversized.
However, fashions aside Petersfield were there to impress and the first half proved a tough fight. A great deal of running was seen from young Ollie and Henry Bott, with a number of chances created. The first half even saw Chris Bott get the ball over the goal line only for the ball to be disallowed by the umpire.
With clear instruction and long balls played by Paul Fisher from the back line to the top of the pitch the game was very fluid. But much energy was given in the minefield by Ben Hughes and Dave Morley who put much pressure on the opposition.
Sadly during the first half a lapse in an unlucky short corner led to Petersfield ending the half 1-0 down.
Heading into the second half valiant efforts were made by many of those in the front line. Yet sadly the back of the net eluded Petersfield.
Special mentions to Dave Morley and David
Longhand who engaged in some theatrical defence in an attempt to chase down the swift attacking of Haselmeres constant attacks.
The game ended 1-0, but a special mention to keeper Jacob who kept the ball out of the goal with a trio of stellar saves. Including one scrappy peice of play that could have so easily ended in a goal. But fast feet and a quick stick from Paul Fisher and Ben Hughes led to the scoreline remaining 1-0.