A slow start for Chester-le-Street U10 Hoops today against a side that had progressed in strength over the season. Charlie Nightingale opened the scoring for the hoops with a great strike. The opposition came back fighting playing the long ball that caused the Chester Hoops problems and it wasn’t long before the hoops found themselves 3-1 down. The Hoops got back in the game when Matthew Nolan scored from a free kick.
The Hoops were now looking for another goal and it came from Matthew Nolan again making it 3-3. Xander Parkinson was unlucky after hitting the woodwork 3 times without finding the net. Callum Brandford also shot wide and hit the post. Alex Dodgson standing strong in defence working. Matthew Miller got his first run out for the hoops and did himself proud, Daniel Baines(GK) pulling of a brilliant save and saving the re-bound Shot on goal – (ref) denied a goal for Philippa Hunter that was surely over the line. Result 3/3 and MoM Matthew Nolan