Barnes storms clear to seal success

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On a cold windy Sunday morning, Silsden entertained a strong Dudley Hill side and, with centre forward Camsey away on international duty, Silsden had to shuffle their pack.
After an even first 10 minutes, Harry Whitaker played a great ball over the Dudley Hill defence for Lewis Gartland to neatly tuck away in the far left corner.
Silsden went on the attack with Dan Barnes, Sam Ayik and Josh Elliot breaking forward at every opportunity.
A great strike from Barnes was saved by the Dudley goalkeeper and from his kick out, Whitaker controlled and struck a great goal from 25 yards to make it 2-0.
This seemed to spur on Dudley Hill and with nice movement from back to front they got a well deserved goal just before half-time.
The second half saw Hill come out all guns blazing, pegging Silsden back but great defensive play from Lola Cunningham, the player of the match, and Sam Brockbank, who made a number of fine saves, kept them out. 
A break out of defence by Harry Whitaker saw him lay the ball on for Charlie Barnes to race clear and smash his shot past the advancing keeper.
This seemed to knock the Hill players and soon after Gartland threaded a ball through for Barnes to score his second.

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