How’s it going guys?
It feels like we only entered 2020 a matter of days ago, but we already find ourselves in February – Devs and the lads have completed seven matches, and only 37 days of the year have passed!
Whilst two of those games have come in February, today we’re going to focus on January specifically.
Throughout the first month of the new decade, Hashtag United partook in five games – four outings in Essex Senior League action, and one match in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy.
In those five fixtures, Devs oversaw five wins, with the lads scoring 15 goals and conceding only six – impressive numbers.
Let’s scratch beneath the surface a tad and take a look at the finer statistics from the leading individuals.
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Throughout January, three Hashtag United players led the way in passing statistics.
Sam Byles had the best pass success rate of any Hashtag United man throughout January, registering a completion percentage of 78% from his 75 attempted passes – 58 of them found a teammate.
Behind Sam, George Smith had the next best success rate having completed 70% of his 92 passes, with 62 of them coming off successfully.
Then, it was Albie Keith with a rate of 58% – Albie attempted 102 passes, finding the target with 59 of them.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Josh Osude tops the dribbling charts for January.
He completed 13 dribbles out of an attempted 30, leaving him with a success rate of 44% -also notching two assists from the five games in January.
Behind Josh, Jack Martin was the second-best dribbler with a 39% success rate to his name, embarking on 13 dribbles and completing five of them – in third, it was again Albie having completed four of his attempted 14 dribbles, leaving him with a 29% success rate.
In terms of shooting, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Neil Richmond was the most efficient at getting efforts on target throughout January.
The Hashtag United marksman hit the target with five of his six efforts during January at a success rate of 84%, blowing his closest competitors out of the water – Albie had the next best rate of efficiency with 67%, while Samraj Gill came third with 43% to his name.
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Onto defense now.
In January, one man stood out amongst all in terms of breaking up the play – Sam Byles.
Sam racked up a brilliant success rate of 85% with his intercepting ability, winning the ball on 16 occasions having only attempted to win it 19 times – good stuff!
Behind Sam, Samraj also recorded impressive intercepting numbers, winning nine of his 13 attempted interceptions at a success rate of 70% – in third, with 64%, was Jamie Hursit with 7/11 successful interceptions.
In terms of tackling, and with a success rate of 88%, one man bossed this department – Albie Keith.
‘N’Golo Keith’ completed seven out of eight tackles across January, while the departed Ricky Evans ended his final month at Hashtag United with nine successful tackles from an attempted 12.
Behind Albie and Ricky, Farai Tsingano has the next best success rate with 63%, winning five of eight attempted tackles.
If you thought Albie dominated with an 88% tackle success rate, Jack Martin blew him out of the water after completing 91% of his clearances!
Jack completed 28 of 31 attempted clearances, while Sam was close behind him with 14/16 clearances – a success rate of 88%.
In third, Luke Wilson and Simon Peddie were tied on an 80% success rate, having completed 69/87 and 16/20 clearances respectively.
For the first time in this article, there is no outright winner in a department.
Luke Wilson and Farai Tsingano both had a 90% success rate in terms of aerial duels, with Luke winning 17 of his 19 attempts while Farai won nine out of ten – the pair of them are beasts in the air!
The next best Hashtag player in the air was Simon Peddie with a 67% success rate, winning 8/12.
Before the most recent outing against West Essex, the Hashtag Academy Series 2 graduates were analysed.
As you can see by the graphic, their performances have been nothing short of superb.
Both Josh and Samraj have notched eight assists, while also scoring a combined five goals.
Jack has amassed half the amount of assists but has played more minutes than each of the duo while also winning December’s Player of the Month award.
In Tim Pitman’s case, the glovesman has kept a clean sheet in 50% of his appearances, which is very impressive.
We’d like to pay a big thank you to ScoutMe for rounding up this data for us!
Be sure to check them out using the following link: https://scoutmeonline.com/
As always, don’t forget to Hashtag it!