The benefit game for the Feltham Bees group was a very even affair, both teams had chances and the final result down to just one missed penalty in 12
To be fair, the penalty was Ok, and Perry in the Hey Jude goal produced the match winning save, before Paul Greenslade slotted home the winning effort.
The Hey Jude team talk focused on two …players, Pointy and young Max Woodley. Max was superb for the GPG at the back, and Pointy showed he only needed the smallest amount of freedom to nod a perfect header into the Hey Jude net, just before half time, for a 2-1 lead. Earlier Ant Hewson had opened the scoring for the 2 time charity game winners. He slotted home at close range, after a decent double save from Perry in the Hey Jude goal.
The Hey Jude team fought back, and equalised with a strong header from Billy Smith, from a Hicksy corner.
Chris Adams (Bracknell) smashed a long effort against the bar and Perry was forced to make some smart saves to keep the HJ team in it. At the other end Lee Henley, the nightfly and Dan Green all put shots off target, as the team in blue started to get nervy.
In the last minute, a ball down the right, found Hey Jude star Hicks, whose shot-come-cross evaded Gumbo in the GPG goal, to level things and send the game to penalties Penalties were then slotted home by Henley, Dan Green, Jones, Hicks, Jacob and Greenslade for the 6-5 score
Great Praise to Annette Curran for her efforts in raffle ticket sales and the Paul Hewson for at least getting one team a kit on the day
Squad Perry – Fantastic performance in the Hey Jude goal
Supes – under the weather, but came up trumps with the kit – good performance
Stu – looking solid at full back
Nick Galley – decent display at the back
Billy – Man of the match at centre back
Greenslade – Powerful display in defence
Jacob – covered a lot of ground and held the central midfield area well
Knowles – worked hard in midfield
Hicks – some quality moments battling with Paul Gibbs
Dan Green – created the almost all the chances for Hey Jude
Henley – impressive display up front and in midfield
Martin Hawkes – chased well but didnt get a clear chance in front of goal
Nightfly – another player under the weather, playing across the midfield
Dean F – a capable performance at full back, injury robbed him of a 2nd half appearance
Jones – covered every blade of grass on the pitch up front and in a wide midfield role