Hull Futsal Club 1-13 Loughborough United

Loughborough United earned their first win of their FA National League Division Two campaign away to Hull Futsal Club at Hull University Sports Centre winning with a comfortable 1-13 win.

With an average age of 19 years old and an entire squad of young gifted and talented English players, Loughborough United impressed with a dominate performance that demonstrated their potential. Within the opening two minutes Nathan Riches opened the scoring for Loughborough United, quickly added to by Kyle Lilley to make it 0-2. Joe Payne was rarely tested in goal but when he was, made some impressive saves adding to the frustration of Hull Futsal Club.

Jack Burrows made it 0-3 within minutes to extend the lead before Alex Ellerington had a shot parried away that fell into the path of Tony Bartlett who fired the ball into the roof of the net. Loughborough United continued to control the game and were soon awarded a penalty which was confidently dispatched by Ollie Burton. Humraj Singh looked dangerous throughout the half and assisted Nathan Riches who claimed his second of the game to take the score to 0-6. Matt Payne for Hull Futsal CLub scored a consolation goal just before the break to make it 1-6.

Loughborough United started the second half aggressively scoring from a corner within the first forty-five seconds with a impressive strike from Alex Ellerington. Kyle Lilley scored to take the score to 1-8, only for Jamie Hallas to add another with a well taken finish from a counter attack only 12 seconds later. Kyle Lilley completed his hat trick with strike into the bottom corner making it 1-10. Within 30 seconds Jack Burrows added to his tally with a back post finish before Tony Bartlett added a second when pressure from Ryan Waring Mitchell allowed Loughborough United to counter attack. Ollie Burton completed the scoring adding to his penalty with a well worked goal.

Loughborough United Head Coach, Marc Forrest was pleased with the performance. “All the players deserve a lot of credit for the way they played today. Each and every player contributed well to the win and I am pleased we were able to get the three points. The boys only met each other three weeks ago and were away with their studies last week so it is testament to how quickly they have adapted and evolved to training that we can be so competitive. Very pleasing.”

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