Sat 06
1st team
Hathern FC
H Brown (6'), (85')
Ellistown FC v Hathern

Ellistown FC v Hathern

By Andrew Grout
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Town pay the price against street wise Hathern

Town's excellent 5 game winning run is over as a street wise Hathern took the points with a deserved 3-2 victory.

It was a day to remember for 16 year old Finn Chaplin who become one of our youngest players when he come on for the last 15 mins.

The game started well for Town who took the lead on 6 minutes from Haydn Brown who volleyed in a great cross from Arron Windram.

EFC 1-0 Hathern 6 mins

That's about how good it got for Town as we struggled to find our feet and composure as we let Hathern's physical presence take over the game. Yes, we battled but we just could not get going. It was clear the 2 week enforced break had knocked us out of our stride.

Hathern equalised on 40 mins when Mark Farthing turned and shot into the net.

EFC 1-1 Hathern 40 mins

With their tails up, Hathern went sniffing for the 2nd while we were content to get to half-time and rebuild. Contentment won and it was nice to see the Hathern Manager and Secretary escort the officials off the pitch and into the dressing room. Any confusion was resolved with a handshake between both club secretaries.

EFC 1-1 Hathern HT

It was key at the start of the 2nd half that Town weathered the storm. We did for 5 seconds, as straight from the kick off, we allowed Lloyd Tapper a clear run at goal and he is too good a player to miss.

EFC 1-2 Hathern 45 mins and 5 seconds

That goal knocked the stuffing out of town who went into their shell and to Hathern's advantage decided to get involved in tic for tat verbal's.

Hathern extended the advantage on 60 minutes when Mark Farthing turned in a free-kick to make it 1-3.

EFC 1-3 Hathern 60 mins

Town could have folded but found the right balance between playing football and going physical as the game evened out and helped by a Hathern sin-bin, Town took over on 70 mins and got back into it with 5 minutes to play when Haydn Brown headed home for his 14th goal of the season. Well done Haydn you now lead the league top goal scorer chats.

EFC 2-3 Hathern 85 mins

With debutant Finn Chaplin buzzing around up front, we had 5 mins to find a winner and credit to Hathern they had enough streetwise about them to take the sting out of the game and keep us at arm's length.

The final whistle went with a final score of

EFC 2-3 Hathern FT


Not our day today but we were always in the game and never gave up. With two 18 year old joined by 16 year old, Finn Chaplin the conveyor belt of young talent keeps producing. Keep going lads.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 06, Nov 2021






Everards Brewery Premier Division

League position

Hathern FC
Ellistown FC
Haydn Brown

Player of the match

Haydn Brown