Honours Even in the Ann John Trophy
A poor start saw the Hillians come back from being 3-0 down in the first 20 minutes. Goals by Will Miles and Pat Harding before half time gave the Hillians supporters something to cheer and the visitors were unlucky not to go in at the interval on level terms when a Smith-Joseph shot hit the post in the last minute of the first 45mins.
The Hillians continued on the ‘front foot’ in the second half and scored the goal of the night when Sam Fisk finished a neat passing move down the left-hand side. Some poor finishing and good goalkeeping denied the visitors an improbable victory.
Here is a reaction from BHTFC management on last nights game…
“We started poorly and individual mistakes gave them three goals. We are trying things in pre – season, but we can’t give teams a head start with ‘sloppy’ play. The team showed character to come back, and we had the majority of the possession after they scored the third goal. We created enough chances to win the game. We have to be more clinical in front of goal if we want to win games. We were happy with a few performances and we will keep working hard to get things right for the first league game.”
Ian Chapman’s team travel to Hastings United FC this Saturday, 29th July, for their penultimate pre-season friendly – 3 pm KO.