Northampton Town 0 0 WWFC Lions - Hurricanes
24th February 2016
The Duston School, Berrywood Road, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6XA.
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HURRICANES COMFORTABLE WITH COBBLERS

Quiet contemplation & pre-match preparation.. not !

Quiet contemplation & pre-match preparation.. not !

Even more mental preparation & getting in the mode.

Even more mental preparation & getting in the mode.

Like a fine tuned F1 car, the lads began to overheat & needed to get started.

Like a fine tuned F1 car, the lads began to overheat & needed to get started.

Prevention of injuries is key as we head into the business end of the season !

Prevention of injuries is key as we head into the business end of the season !

Sub-standard lighting prevents our photographer capturing too much !

Sub-standard lighting prevents our photographer capturing too much !

It's dark, but they're really out there!

It’s dark, but they’re really out there!

It was a frozen night of firsts for the Hurricanes. First midweek away match, first match under lights, first match on a synthetic surface, first ‘use’ of a dressing room etc.  To say the boys made themselves at home is probably an understatement. The usual Wednesday night hypo-mode was certainly very much with us, as we waited to get things under way.

A very even match that saw both keepers tested, but as the match wore on the Hurricanes grew stronger and more dominant. Helped by a perfect surface, the boys strung some excellent passing movements together and were frequently denied by a fast keeper and very wide penalty areas.  With virtually a full squad making the trip, rotation was frequent but the team responded excellently to a variety of formations and positions.  It was certainly a night to be proud of, as we demonstrated that our desire and solidity was a match for the undoubted technical abilities the Northampton team possess. I’m sure the boys have gained a superb insight into how to build effective moves, time runs and get shots away.

A big thank you to John Brown for setting the fixture up, and also to all the parents who traveled up the motorway and braved the cold.  Definitely one for the album.