BARNEY HELPS UNITED KEEP AS­TON­ISH­ING RECORD

UNITED CARRY ON UN­BEATEN RUN WITH WIN OVER MOLE­SEY

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Front Page -

ON-FIRE Hayes & Yead­ing United remain one of only two clubs in the top eight tiers of the English Foot­ball Pyra­mid to re­tain their 100% home league win record, in the Isth­mian League South Cen­tral Divi­sion.

They con­tin­ued their su­perb run of form with a 2-0 vic­tory over vis­i­tors Mole­sey, a goal in each half – both lobs from Dun­can Cul­ley and Lee Barney – en­sur­ing United remain top of the ta­ble, two points clear with three games in hand.

It was Barney’s 25th goal of the sea­son.

Man­ager Paul Hughes, hav­ing re­ceived the League Man­ager of the Month award for De­cem­ber, was pleased but philo­soph­i­cal about the dis­play.

“Foot­ball is all about re­sults and to con­tinue our win­ning home league form into the new year is fan­tas­tic, es­pe­cially with a lit­tle run of away games ahead,” he said.

“It adds to the pos­i­tiv­ity and be­lief in and around the chang­ing room. We saw the fear our re­cent goalscor­ing ex­ploits can put into op­po­si­tion be­cause they came here to de­fend and did so well.

“What I par­tic­u­larly liked about our per­for­mance was our pa­tience to un­pick that de­fence and our pro­fes­sion­al­ism in con­trol­ling the game to achieve that.

“As I’ve said be­fore, we have goals in us through­out the field and given time we will break sides down, cre­ate chances and hope­fully take them. We then need to make sure that we stay fo­cused enough not to make silly mis­takes at the back and achiev­ing an­other clean sheet is an­other sign of our de­vel­op­ment as a side.”

United make the trip to Toot­ing & Mitcham United on Satur­day, while on Tues­day Jan­uary 12 they make a trip to Hen­don in the Mid­dle­sex Se­nior Cup.

United’s suc­cess has at­tracted much at­ten­tion from scouts and that means two play­ers de­part­ing for full-time pro­fes­sional foot­ball. At­tacker Has­san Jal­loh has signed for Na­tional League Ha­vant & Water­looville and de­fender Pri­est­ley Far­quar­son has joined Con­nah’s Quay No­mads in the Welsh Premier League. Com­ing in and re­turn­ing for his sec­ond spell at the club is goal­keeper Char­lie Burns as com­pe­ti­tion for Jack Smith.

PHOTO: RAY PEPLOE

Hayes & Yead­ing club stal­wart Martin Warn with Lee Barney

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