Brook earn deserved 3 points against fellow strugglers Walton & Hersham
A superb allround performance saw AFC Hayes collect 3 points in their fight to avoid relegation.
With 'The Brook" starting the game bottom of the League & opponents Walton & Hersham 3rd from bottom the match felt like an early 6 pointer.
It was the Brook who started the match the better & from their 1st attack in the 1st minute were awarded a free kick out on the left,when the ball was delivered Victor Montes headed over the bar.
6 minutes later Lusungu Ndovi worked himself a shooting opportunity but his effort was saved by Kavanagh Keadel in the visitors goal.
The Brook were playing some fine football & in the 28th minute they opened the scoring when Jack Roper played a superb ball through to Mourad Jarraz who beat Keadel from 10 yards.1-0
The Brook were now dominating the game but to their credit Walton continued to work hard & it needed some good defensive work from the Brook back line,particularly Michael O'Neill & Shane Kettle to limit their opportunities.
A minute before half time the Brook deservedly increased their lead when Harry Bishop & Nathan Dennis combined to put LUSUNGU NDVOI through whose shot went under the diving body of Keadel.H-T 2-0
The 2nd half nearly started as the 1st had ended as in the 60th minute Ndovi played the ball to Jarraz but the visiting keeper Keadell made a good stop.10 minutes later in the 70th minute Charlie Howes was 1-on-1 with the keeper but again Keadell got down well to make the save.
The Brook continued to push forward looking to add to their 2 goals & on 83minutes Montes combined with Isaac Olaleye to provide an opportunity for Harry Bishop but his shot went just past the post.
With the game nearing the close a final attack from Walton saw them awarded a penalty but Josh Bramwell made a superb save to preserve his clean sheet.
With the game into time added on there was still time for the Brook to get a silly yellow card.FT 2-0
A well deserved 3 points by the Brook who worked hard & played some good football to thoroughly deserve the win & well officiated by the Referee Peter Georgiou & his 2 Assistants Terry Pusey & Nigel Hickes.
Unused Subs: Hassan & Cole
Goalscorers: Jarraz 28 min & Ndovi 44 min
Yellow Cards: O'Neill & Roper
Man of Match: Shane Kettle
Referee: Peter Georgiou
Assistants: Terry Pusey & Nigel Hickes
Match Sponsor: Brook House Youth