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Football: Hopwood Hall College 14 - 1 Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Date published: 17 October 2017


Hopwood Hall College maintained the faultless start to their league title defence thrashing Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

In a game that barely made it to kick off due to monsoon-like conditions, Oliver Lee scored his debut goal inside five minutes.

Lee scored again seven minutes later.

Jake Frost maintained his run of scoring in every game this season in the 17th minute.

The rain came down even harder, slowing down the ball and making it easier for Newcastle to defend, keeping the score at 3-0 at half time.

Hopwood turned up the tempo in the second half and the flood gates opened.

Eloge Ombougno slotted home, followed by an exquisite 30 yard lob from Reece Axon before Ombougno got his second of the game.

Echa Makambo increased Hopwood's lead before Amadou Doumbouya also got on the score sheet.

Adam Knott scored the next two goals.

Jake Frost sealed his hat-trick with two goals to add to his goal earlier in the game.

Joe Doran beat five Newcastle defenders in a run from  the half way line before finishing well.

Newcastle scored a consolation goal  with just three minutes of the game remaining.

With the last kick of the game, Joe Richards scored Hopwood's 14th goal.

Rob Johnson, Hopwood Hall College head coach, said: “Missing out on another clean sheet is irritating, but the Newcastle side were totally outclassed by a rampant Hopwood intent on goals. It was a very one-sided affair, but I was impressed by the quality of our football and goals on a very wet and slippy pitch.”


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