Seven Hills AFC
Dylan Cawthorne-Jones, Paddy Wilson, Warren Lindley x2
Aston Swallownest JFC Yellow

Seven Hills welcomed Aston Swallownest JFC for friendly.

Aston Swallownest play in the league below Seven Hills and came to todays game looking to test themselves in what's been an fascinating first season for them in the Flourish League system.

Starting initially 2 leagues below, Aston Swallownest, were moved up a division after a couple of matches, showcasing how much they had progressed since their pre-season grading games.

Seven Hills went into the match following a long winter break, but with everyone was raring to go, especially after having secured the Concord 3G pitch at short notice!

Lining up in 4141, Seven Hills got into the game early, dominating in the middle of the park.

JR was picking up a lot of the unnoticed dirty work, allowing Paddy and Crofty to relax into the game.

Warren started the game well, taking an early goal. Dylan out wide getting forward to support Ben up front, and developing a fine partnership with Warren on the opposite side. A partnership which created a goal, with Warren crossing for Dylan to slot home from close range.

Warren turned from creator to scorer again later, baggin himself another great goal for the team to take an early 3-0 lead.

Changes rung out around the 25 minute mark, with the aim to rotate the Seven Hills squad. This unfortunately disrupted the game a little and saw Aston Swallownest pull a goal back.

But Seven Hills heads didn't drop, and Paddy struck from range to score a fine goal.

The half without further drama, as Crofy - competing for a header, - fell awkwardly on his arm, which required immediate attention and no further involvement in the game. Crofy's injury later to be diagnosed as a broken elbow and arm.

The second half saw Seven Hills taking the reigns for the first 10 minutes, but against the run of play Aston Swallownest bagged and then started to get a real grip of the game.

Increased pressure saw Aston Swallownest, firing long balls over the top, the game would become quite end to end.

Seven Hills continued, but unable to capitalise on great chances falling to Jarad, Ben and Sme later in the game meant Aston Swallownest, could take their chance to get back in. They brought the score line to 4-3, and could have drawn level, were it not for fluffing a 1-on-1, scooping it over the bar when it seemed easier to score.

And that's where the game finished 4-3. Seven Hills get the first win of the new year.

MOM: Gav

Runner Up: Ronan

Goals: Warren x 2, Dylan and Paddy