Hull United 4-5 Cleethorpes Town Reserves
Our last pre season game before our season starts next Saturday saw us travel too face Hull United AFC .
With plenty of substitutes for the Hull side enabling them to keep freshening it up on a hot day our lads really put a good shift in with valuable minutes in the tanks .
17’ United took the lead from a set piece with Hulls height and strength a constant threat ⚽
40’ A good bit of play out the back found Sarbutt who drove forward and hit one from 25 yards into the bottom corner for the equaliser ⚽
45’ Right on half time Hulls number 10 used his power before squaring to a unmarked player on the back post to make it 2–1 ⚽
Half time and despite playing some really good football and creating chances we found ourselves going in 2-1 down against the run of play .
60’ Another Hull set piece resulted in United increasing their lead for 3-1 ⚽
65’ Hull made it 4-1 after a free kick was swung in and deflected over Lait in the Owls goal ⚽
70’ A Sarbutt free kick on the left caught the United keeper out on his near post for 4-2 ⚽
72’ The lads pressed high all game forcing errors in the Hull defence a good through found Usher who calmly slotted home 4-3 ⚽
85’ Eggleston cutting in from the left flank was pulled down inside the area , penalty awarded. Harry Hudson stepped up and scored for the equaliser 4-4 ⚽
88’ The Owls were now pushing for the winner and it arrived from the right foot of Sarbutt completing his hat trick when his half volley found the roof of the net ⚽
Lots of things to take from the game for us at 4-1 down and things against us the lads didn’t roll over and fought back and got a deserved result for the attacking display .
Results aren’t everything at this stage but winning mentality and to comeback like this will certainly help this young squad going forward .
We now look forward to opening our Lincs League campaign away at Louth Town next Saturday .