By Our Match Correspondent Adrian ‘There’s Only One Binny’ Binfield
There’s has been much talk of Hurricanes lately, probably more of the winged variety, unless you are connected with the U17’s at Worplesdon Rangers.
After an aborted take off last week, the ‘Hurricanes’ started their league campaign at home to Albury. The high altitude pitch at Onslow Rec is the home of the Hurricanes this season, calling for some specialist pre-season training on the slopes of Stoke Park.
Having heard of the excellent coaching and high quality football at the Hurricanes, 3 players from Guildford City, 1 from Burpham and 1 from St Francis have signed. The new signings were also encouraged after meeting the impeccable and hyper-efficient admin staff at the Hurricanes. This has strengthened the squad, added three new hair styles , 1 new hair colour.( ginger) and our first overseas player.
Following three wins from three pre season friendlies this mornings ‘ opener’ was eagerly awaited.
After an indifferent first 20mins playing up the slope, the Hurricanes started to settle, playing some good close football coupled with some long-range passing which was testing a good Albury defence and ‘keeper. Two close range efforts from Williams and Alderton saw the home side go 2-0 ahead. Following three weak challenges and hesitant defending, Albury scored on the break to finish the half on the front foot – but still 2-1 down.
Thinking their work was done and kicking downhill, the Hurricanes started the second half in a relaxed fashion, allowing Albury all the possession – but they never really threatened. The Hurricanes all new centre-back pairing of Royle and Habgood (capt) were looking increasingly assured, this seemed to settle the rest of the team. The mercurial wide men- Davis and Bennett – started to create openings for the relentless running of Alderton.
With the midfield being marshalled by the tireless Hutton, the Hurricanes were dominating. Clarke and Rodrigues having impressive debuts drove Worplesdon forward.
Two more goals for Worplesdon from Clarke and Davis completed a very satisfactory 4-1 win.
If the Hurricanes can learn to ‘play’ for 90 minutes every game, they might just take some stopping this season. For all would-be hairstylists and football fans, the Hurricanes and all the back room staff can next be seen away at Oxshott on Sunday 27th September.
Binny Manager of ‘The Hurricanes’