City 0-5 Preston North End
This was a big big win for Preston. Hull City who had impressed
us in the fixture at our place was a difficult side to play and
it was with trepidation that we set foot in to the tigers den
for this fixture.
The ground was right next to the K.C Stadium where our professional
team was to do battle later in the day. The kick off was set
at 12 noon so we had the luxury of setting off at am instead
of the customary 6 am.
The problems with the weather around Humberside meant we had
to play this fixture on astroturf. But we had prepared well for
this and with John and Dave our two main players available for
this fixture we set off in confident mood.
We arrived in plenty
of time so our pre match warm up was good and come kick off
time we were ready and waiting. Brian Ellis out local sports
was also in attendance to watch this fixture.
Kicking off towards the sports centre end we immediately took
the game to our opponents. We new we could let the home team
settle so we attack the ball at every opportunity. But when
we did have time on the ball we did what we do best and that's
the ball down and getting at them down the flanks.
the leading scorer in the IFA is usually the one that benefits
the most from this tactic and it was him that opens the scoring
after 20 minutes. The same player was also brought down for
the pen that so we go into a half time with a 2-0 lead.
I could see that the Hull City lads were still down as the
second half got underway and we took full advantage as we
them straight for the kick off. But Chris our goalkeeper
and later man of the match showed how much he as improved by
Hull City at bay as they finally came to life.
For a while the
game flowed from end to end but the sight of a numerous coaches
full of Preston North End fans pulling into the car park was
just the kick start the lads needed to finally kill the game
Three further goals followed and when the final whistle went
the celebration took place in front of the Preston fans that
had got off the coaches to come over and watch their "Fans
Team" in action.