Young Jack makes light work of Sporting

PUBLISHED: 10:49 10 November 2010

Jack Holliday

Jack Holliday



Stretham Sporting 4 Spartak 78 Blacks 4

THERE was a sense of déjà vu as Spartak Blacks fought out their second 4–4 result against Stretham Sporting this season.

Having drawn the home Cambs Colts League U15 Division B fixture by the same score, Spartak started the brighter this time around and went into an early lead when a William Quaresima corner was put into their own goal by Stretham.

A second goal for the Blacks quickly followed when Alex Ratliff firmly headed a ball into the path of Jack Holliday who ran on to calmly slot the ball past the keeper.

Stretham immediately pulled a goal back but when Holliday was fouled inside the penalty area he picked himself up to convert the spot kick and give Spartak a 3 – 1 lead with just 15 minutes played.

The home side then stepped up the pace and scored two almost identical headed goals from corners to level the score by half time.

The second period was a more physical affair with Stretham eventually taking the lead for the first time in the game midway through the half.

When both Ben Gale and Charles Wrigley were forced to withdraw through injury Spartak were left to play the last quarter of an hour with only ten men.

However, this only spurred the team on and a surging run by fullback Robert Chappell was eventually finished off by Holliday for his hat trick and a well deserved draw.

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