AFC Hithercroft

Hithercroft Football Club
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Club News 2005 - 2006

Improvements and changes

Des Ife 19th August 2005 15:045 GMT

This season we have carried out improvements to the clubhouse and ground. Pat has installed 3 shower units, one of which replaced that in the referee's changing room. Pat has also put roofing felt above the main entrance where the porch had been damaged by vandals. The pitch has been moved down towards the A40 and slightly away from the farmer's field, new posts having been purchased and installed. We have also purchased new kit for the coming season, our shirts being royal blue and white vertical stripes, the shorts being white and the socks are blue.

Hithercroft’s Championship hopes
Des Ife 5th March 2006 15:45 GMT

Following Hithercroft’s final league game of the season they had to rely upon Cressex Club Res failing to win one of their three games in hand or failing to improve their goal difference by 6 goals in order that they could win the Division 5 Championship.

The first of these three games was a home game for Cressex against Queen’s Head Rangers Res on 5th March. Cressex took the lead in the first half totally against the run of play, Rangers having had most of the opportunities but, like Hithercroft, failed to convert their chances into goals when in a one-on-one situation with the Cressex keeper. However, Rangers were then awarded a penalty kick, the ball ending up in the back of the net to the left of the diving keeper. For some reason the referee decided that the kick should be re-taken and, although the Cressex keeper managed to block the shot Rangers followed in and put the ball away to level the score. In the second half Cressex began to take a hold on the game, which they had failed to do in the first half. The Cressex No. 9 was clearly offside when the ball was pushed forward to him, but the Rangers’ linesman failed to raise his flag, and the No.9 ran on to hit the ball past the keeper and put Cressex 2-1 ahead. The Rangers linesman was a player waiting to go on as a sub and had failed to raise his flag on a number of appropriate occasions. Eventually he took his place on the field of play, the player that he replaced taking over the linesman’s duties in a more competent manner. With about 10 minutes to go Rangers scored a headed equaliser and they managed to hang on for the draw.

This was an unexpected result but meant that Hithercroft were now .................

Division 5 Champions.

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