Forest Hills in solid form ahead of season

2014-04-17 00:00

FOREST Hills’ first and second soccer outfits welcomed Brettenwood Old Boys (BOB) last Friday for a pre-season friendly.

Taking to the field first, the seconds looked a little rusty but once they discovered some fluency to their play, took the game to the visitors and were rewarded with two goals coming from defensive errors. Trystan Tanner capitalised on both mistakes and his double strike was enough for a 2-0 win.

Having won the George Beecroft tournament at Escombe, the Forest first side took no prisoners with a strong and clinical 4-1 victory.

After a cautious start which saw BOB’s defence kept busy by warding off some early attacks, Forest’s Blair Thompson found the net after a Jeff Oli­ver flick saw him through on goal.

Oliver added the second goal after a neat break saw him chip the keeper to double the home side’s advantage.

After the break, there was no letting up from Forest who came out stronger than in the first period.

Michael Ngwane lit up the game with a piece of individual brilliance, volleying the ball off his chest from the edge of the box to blast his shot past the keeper for a 3-0 lead. Credit to BOB for still making a game of things, their quick free kick catching the Forest defence off-guard to pull one back.

It was to no avail though as Thompson secured the match for Forest with his second strike to seal matters at 4-1.

Forest coach Mino Coppola was encouraged by the promise shown by both teams ahead of the league that kicks off at the end of the month.

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