Five goals for William Birch as young Bison thrash Haringey Hounds

Five goals for William Birch as young Bison thrash Haringey Hounds

Five goals for William Birch as young Bison thrash Haringey Hounds

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WILLIAM Birch turned in a five-star performance as the Basingstoke under-12 Bison enjoyed their biggest win of the season, thrashing the visiting Haringey Hounds 12-0 last Sunday.

The young Herd never looked back after Birch scored the first of his five goals after just 90 seconds, converting a pass from Oliver Reeves.

Birch went on to complete a first period hat-trick, with this third goal being assisted by Lucy Beal.

After the break, Birch found the net again, this time from Harry Brewer, and then Kody Sewell made it 5-0.

The goals kept coming for the home side, as Emily Harris netted a brace, the second being assisted by William James.

The Bison then took their tally to nine by the second buzzer, after Oliver Waites scored and Harry Brooks converted from a Thomas Banner pass.

It was the under-10 Bison forward’s first-ever under-12 goal.

The final session saw three further strikes from Waites, Harris with her hat-trick, shorthanded, and Birch.

The Herd’s man-of-the-match was Travis Penny, who collected three assists in the game. James was the Bison’s spirit-of-the-game winner, as he picked up his first-ever point for the team.

Netminders Cyrus Angell and Lewis Grimshaw shared the home shut-out as they made six saves each.

Straight after this game, the Basingstoke Bison Ladies lost 8-1 to visiting Invicta.

Jodie Attrill scored the home side’s only goal, assisted by Leah White.

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