Goals from Dominic Rhone,Matt Woods,Kevin Chakaodza & Terry Smith saw AFC Hayes complete an excellent away win at Rugby Town on Saturday.
With Oliver Duffy & Lewis Ochoa making their league debuts for AFC Hayes,the first 20 mins were fairly even with both sides testing each other out.
In 20th minute Lewis Ochoa passed to Chakaodza who played in Matt Woods & his shot hit the post but Dominic Rhone reacted quickly to put the ball into the net from a very tight angle.(0-1)
4 minutes later it was 2-0 when Terry Smith & Kevin Chakaodza combined to set up Matt Woods to shoot low past Louis Connor in the Rugby goal.
AFC Hayes were now dominating the game & it was a surprise that they couldn't increase their lead.However it was the home side who scored next when Robbie Banks won the ball on the right wing & put a low cross into the box where Luke Keen controlled the ball,turned & shot past Simon Grant in the 40th minute.
This goal seemed to energise the home side as they went looking for the equaliser but the AFC Hayes defence well marshalled by Duffy & Defty prevented any further score & saw the visitors go into the half-time break deservedly leading 2-1.
The 2nd half started as the 1st ended with Rugby pressing for an equaliser but the visitors weathered the storm & reasserted their dominance.
In the 61st minute a tremendous strike from Chakaodza saw the visitors go 3-1 up.A free kick from Simon Grant was headed on by Dominic Rhone & volleyed home by Chakaodza from the edge of the box giving Connor no chance.
By now AFC Hayes were fully in control & it was no surprise when they added to their goal tally in the 76th minute.Terry Smith blocked an attempted clearance from Luke Leahy leaving himself one on one with Conner in the Rugby goal & he calmly scored from just inside thr area.(1-4)
AFC Hayes now brought on Charlery & Vincent for RhoneLo & Woods but the visitors were unable to add to their score.There was time however for
Simon Grant to make a brave save from Rugby's sub Seb Lake-Gaskin
diving at his feet before he could get his shot off.
Very late in the game Romaric Logon replaced Chakaodza but the game ended with AFC Hayes winning 4-1
AFC Hayes Team:Grant,Oliver Duffy,Owens,Defry,Tom Duffy,Ochoa,Smith,Buckley,Woods(Vincent),Chakaodza(Logon)& Rhone(Charlery)
Goalscorers:Rhone,Woods,Chakaodza & Smith