Hazelmere Sixes

The Ormer team bus arrived with about 25 minutes to spare before their first game of the afternoon. The clouds from earlier in the day had fizzled out and the Hazelmere Trinity Juniors ground was bathed in sunlight on a hot, humid afternoon. Much to the delight of the Ormer's coaching staff the playing surface looked in pristine condition. Once again the format was a six aside under 15 tournament withe Ormer's playing up a year.

The Ormers were drawn in group B, consisting four teams, including Estudiantes, Hughenden Hawks and the hosts Hazelmere Town. The top two teams in the group qualified for the semi-finals. First up were the hosts, Hazelmere Town, a physically imposing team. However it was the Ormer's who set the pace with their quick inter changes which had the hosts on the back foot. Much had been learnt from proceedings earlier in the day. In an absorbing clash over 16 minutes the Ormer's produced a performance of excellent movement in forward areas and result defending when required. The game finished Ormer FC 1 Hazelmere Town 1.

The second game in the group saw the Ormer's in full flow as they breezed the ball around the pitch in an attempt to overload the opposition in key areas. From one of these moves from back to front the Ormer's finished off a sublime move with a composed finish. Despite late pressure from the opposition the Ormer's managed the final moments in composed fashion to see out the win. Ormer FC 1 Estudiantes 0.

By game three the Ormer's were in full flow securing their place at the top of the group with and excellent win against Hughenden Hawks. Once again the opposition were formidable with their size and pace. However the Ormer's produced a master class in defending and creative counter attacking football. The well marshalled defence of Josh Duddy and Archie Drillot with the assistance of Jack Hamon set the base for some lightening quick breaks from the midfield duo of Joe Adams and Alex Roussel. To complement this Jamie Smith in the unusual role of central striker showed admirable skill to hold the ball and bring in his midfield team mates. After a sizzling inter-change of passes from goal keeper Hamon and with all the Ormer's being involved, Smith produced a remarkable acrobatic finish to put the Ormer,s ahead. A further brace from Adams moved the Ormer's into the semi-final. Final score Ormer FC 3 Hughenden Hawks 1.

The semi-final pitched the Ormer's against another of the hosts teams sides, Hazelmere Town Rovers. Once again the Ormer's produced a composed display of football and put their passing game to good effect by constantly moving the ball across the full width of the pitch. On a hot day the constant chasing of the hosts ensured that an opportunity would arise for the Ormer's as they consistently found time and space for each other. Eventually the chance did come from a well constructed Ormer passage of play which left Adams with the simple task of side footing home. Ormer FC 1 Hazelmere Town Rovers 0.

After a long day of football Ormer FC found themselves in the final against Hughenden Valley. With no let up in the temperatures Ormer FC set about the opposition with a master class of football, which saw them create numerous chances.

However the combination of an outstanding display by the Hughenden goal keeper and resolute defence by his teammates saw the game finish 0-0. With no extra time on offer it was straight to penalties. Jack Hamon produced an excellent stop to thwart the first Hughenden player. This was followed up by successful conversions by Roussel and Adams. Ultimately it was left to Jamie Smith to convert the final penalty to secure a 3-2 penalty win for the Ormers.

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