Match Report
The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Boys-U18A vs  The Marlborough Science Academy
On: Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019
Venue: at Home

HABS crashed out of the county cup with a performance that promised so much but ultimately failed to deliver the desired result. After falling behind against the run of play Habs fought back instantly with excellent goals from Joe Santhouse and Ed Cleaver. With the home team firmly in control and playing some excellent passing football, further Habs goals seemed likely but Marlborough showed great resilience at the back and became increasingly dangerous on the break. They also showed a clinical edge in front of goal and two goals in quick succession put them 3-2 ahead at the break. Habs reacted positively in the second half and played with more intensity creating several chances which the excellent Marlborough keeper was equal to. With time running out Ed Cleaver got his second of the match with a typically tidy finish to put the scores level. An exciting end-to-end climax ensued with players on both sides visibly tiring, Extra time looked likely but the visitors showed the extra edge in front of goal to score twice and progress to the next round.

MOTM - Nathan Oba-Okusanya