Hill breaches Police barricade
PUBLISHED: 12:14 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 May 2010
Aubrey Cup Third Round Met Police Bushey 0 Park Street Village 3 SUBSTITUTE James Hill crowned his first team-debut for Park Street Village with a stunning hat trick to defeat Met Police Bushey on Saturday. Aubrey Cup holders Park Street were looking to a
Aubrey Cup Third Round
Met Police Bushey 0 Park Street Village 3
SUBSTITUTE James Hill crowned his first team-debut for Park Street Village with a stunning hat trick to defeat Met Police Bushey on Saturday.
Aubrey Cup holders Park Street were looking to arrest a run of three straight defeats to the Met Police and manager Ryan Thompson said: "We set the team up a bit differently to how we normally do and we tried to make it hard for them."
PSV midfielder Tommy Burns elected not to shoot from a good position in the first half and the teams went in level at the break.
In the second half, Park Street continued to frustrate the home side and played some good football. The hard-working Matt Day went close to breaking the deadlock before he was replaced by Hill who took just a minute to announce his arrival. The striker pounced on some poor defending and knocked the ball into the net.
PSV doubled their lead when a sublime pass from midfielder Pete Hanson released Hill from the shackles of the home defence and he sped clear to crack home his second.
Striker Matty Newman was twice thwarted by the woodwork but PSV sensed the match was won and Hill completed a remarkable treble when he turned well and fired in a shot which escaped the clutches of the Police goalkeeper.
Manager Ryan Thompson was delighted with the display which ensured his side continue the defence of the trophy. He said: "They have beaten us three times and let us know each time so we celebrated it like we had won the cup. It was one of the best performances in the six or seven years that I have been manager here. This has been coming.
"Andy Ruck kept Chris Cutmore quiet who is a dangerous player for them. Lee Woodruff was brilliant at the back for us and shackled them. Matty Newman was absolute class even though he didn't score and it was a great team performance."
Hill has now staked his claim for a start on Saturday when Park Street Village visit Lemsford. Thompson said: "James is a young lad, he is strong and has a bit of pace. We saw the space in behind them and thought he could get on and do some damage. When we found out Andy Murphy had suffered a knee ligament injury during the week we called James up from the reserves. He will definitely be looking for a start on Saturday.