The Lions roared in their matches this weekend

Hollington United’s first team game was called off as Hawkhurst couldn’t raise a side.

Bexhill Rovers – 0

Hollington United 2nds – 3

Hollington United 2nd team travelled to Bexhill Rovers in their Div 2 clash fielding seven players from the youth teams in their side.

After early pressure and some missed chances from Bexhill, the Lions began to get hold of the game and Sean Lennard went close with a header. After 25 mins it was Jay Edwards electric pace again that ended with him scoring the first goal.

The next one followed five mins later as Rhys Morfee scored with the aid of a deflection. Bexhill had the odd chance but the Lions back line stood firm until half time.

The second half saw the Lions sit back a bit but still managed to contain the opposition, and worried them with the pace they had on the flanks and up front. Fifteen minutes into the half Jay Tomlin, who was making his debut for the seconds, held the ball up from a cross, turned and smashed one in off the post from just inside the penalty area.

As the half wore on Bexhill tired, they had no subs, and against a young fit Lions team they struggled. Several of their players pulled up with cramp and the game finished with no more goals so another good win for the seconds.

Some good performances from a number of the youngsters – Brandon Kovacs, Lennard, Edwards and Tomlin to name a few but Dynamic Scaffolding Man of the Match was Mickey Hollands.

Hollington United U21s – 4

Newmarket – 2

The U21s had a home game against Newmarket. Th first half wasn’t great as the Lions looked rusty after not having played for a long time and were 1-0 down at half time even though they had chances, and some great saves were made by ‘keeper Will Savage and that kept the score down.

The second half was totally different with some great short sharp passing. Rhys Morfee and Jay Edwards took control of the game.

A penalty came just into second half Tyrone Lukun was brought down. Sam Beckett stepped up and scored but it needed to be retaken due to an infringement. Again Beckett stepped up and slotted the ball into the top right hand corner.

Confidence levels grew seeing a further three goals from Sean Lennard(1) and Edwards (2).

A2b decorating Man of the Match was Rhys Morfee with the final score 4-2.

Hollinton United U18s – 8

Roffey – 0

The U18’s game against Roffey was switched to Bulverhythe due to the weather and finally kicked off at 11.30am.

Roffey started very slowly but the Lions were on top from. Constant attacks by the Lions from both flanks and through the centre put them well on top, but they still missed several chances.

They did manage to put four away by half time through Jack Herbert, Callum Hadaway, Taylor Norton and Sean Howard.

In the second half it was more of the same from the Lions as they didn’t stop going forward. With the chances that they had the scoreline could have been 15-0. Bailey Cheshire managed to keep a clean sheet, aided by a great save when he tipped a shot onto the post. Final score ended as 8-0 with further goals from Dan Hull, James Hull and two from Finn Paige.

Hollinton United U16s – 1

Hastings United – 2

The U16s had a home game against Hastings United. The young Lions only fielded ten men in what was going to be a hard game.

As always against Hastings United it was end to end but half-time saw the teams even at nil-nil.

The second half saw Hastings score two goals in quick succession. The Lions fought back with Evan Crang hitting the back of the net making the score 1-2.

Despite a battling performance the final score ended 2-1 to Hastings. Not for the first time this season, the manager couldn’t agree on a man of the match as all players gave it everything. Adam Akar, Dylan Lacerick, Regan Constable, Evan Crang, Aaron Durling, Alfie Lyne, Jay Tomlin, Alfie McDougal, Jack Dell and Cameron Woodley.

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