Hayes & Yeading came home from a Tuesday night trip to Wiltshire with a 2-0 victory in a somewhat drab game against Salisbury courtesy of a brace of penalty kicks from Moses Emmanuel giving him 6 goals in just 4 days.
Paul made three changes to the side that had demolished Dorchester four days earlier with Amos Nasha replacing the unavailable Danny Green and Cole Brown and Hassan Jalloh coming in for Jean-Baptiste Fischer and Luke Warner-Eley who both moved to the bench for this one.
With the weather set to wind and rain and the somewhat bumpy pitch watered with sprinklers pre-game it was no surprise that this was not to be anywhere near a classic for the spectators in attendance.
The first opening came early on for the hosts when James Plant won a free-kick in a decent position, taking the kick himself he curled his shot past the United wall but comfortably wide of the target.
United’s first chance came on 16 minutes when Reece Cole fired a low free-kick into the Salisbury box, a miskicked clearance attempt by the defence saw the ball fall to Hassan Jalloh but his effort was deflected over the bar.
Just under ten minutes later Cole collected a cross in the box and as he moved laterally he was tripped from behind by former United man Aaron McCreadie and referee Hillier pointed to the spot. Moses Emmanuel stepped up to the spot and coolly sent ‘keeper Mark Smith the wrong way to open the scoring on the night in United’s favour.
Three minutes later the hosts went as near as they were going to all night when a James Plant corner from the left side was allowed to strike the outside of the near post and thankfully go wide of the United goal.
In the final minute of first half stoppage time, Jalloh battled his way through a number of tackles on the bye-line to the left of the goal, his eventual shot from a really tight angle being saved by Smith and that was it for the first 45.
Sadly in terms of goal attempts the second half was not going to see an improvement as defences were very much in control.
On 61 minutes a poorly hit Salisbury back-pass was chased down by Jalloh who got his toe to the ball at full stretch to push it past the on-coming Smith only for the ball to roll inches wide of the upright.
The next goalmouth action and subsequently goal two for United came on 85 minutes when Jamie Hanlon collected the ball just inside the hosts box before being bundled to the ground with a very well placed referee again pointing to the spot for United’s second penalty of the game. Emmanuel again took charge and smashed the ball past Smith to effectively seal the victory.
In the third minute of eight added at the end, Emmanuel almost had a second hat-trick of the week when he rose highest to meet a deep cross from the right, his header beating Smith only to crash back off the crossbar to Jean-Baptiste Fischer on the edge of the box, his follow-up shot being fielded by Smith and with no further scares the game ended with a 2-0 victory for Paul Hughes side.
Report by Kevin Watts.
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