Sikh Union (Cov) 1sts 3 v 4 Mens 1sts

Scorers:  C.Hobbs(3), R.Currie
Cameron Hobbs grabbed a hat-trick and Robert Currie scored his first Mens 1sts goal as the Adders began their League season with a narrow win in the pouring rain against a strong Sikh Union (Coventry) side.

Following last seasons league title, the Adders have stepped up another League to East Midlands Premier and knew that they would be facing much tougher opposition but Sikh Union's 'never say die' attitude was a surprise to the visitors. Despite dominating the early part of the first half the Adders found themselves behind when a rare Sikh Union attack was neatly finished by their centre forward.
Hat-trick hero, Cameron Hobbs was guilty of at least three good opportunities to level the scores before he followed up his own shot on goal to score the equaliser and to settle the Adders early nerves. From then on it looked like the Adders were going to go on and comfortably win the game.
Indeed as the second half continued, the Adders became even more dominant and Hobbs found the target on two more occasions to complete his hat-trick and to give the Adders a 3-1 lead.
At this point in the game the Adders are used to sides giving up but the home side had different ideas. They struck back to narrow the scoreline before new boy, Alex Kotlarzewski, masterminded a superb Adders move that ended up with Robert Currie firing home his maiden first team goal. 
With the return of the two goal cushion it looked like the Adders just had to manage the last ten minutes of the game to achieve the three points for victory, but the determination of the home side unsettled the Adders defence and they conceded a third goal.
Now with five minutes left on the clock, Sikh Union threw everything they had at the Adders but the defence and hard working midfield held firm to secure a tough victory against strong opponents. Overall the Adders know that they can play better but will feel that they were worth their first League win despite making hard work of the result.