Vets v East Devon (Cup 2nd round) Tuesday, November 14, 2006Posted by Admin in Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Match Report, Vets.
East Devon started well & had us on the back foot for the first 10 mins and it looked like we might be over-run. However, we only conceded one goal in that period & shortly after, we got an equaliser. They scored a couple more and then we scored our second, to make the half time score 3-2 to them.
Not long after the restart, we equalised and we began playing better, forcing them to defend a bit more. However, they managed to go ahead from a break-away, only for us to equalise 2 mins later (4-4). It stayed like that until just four mins from time (as indicated by the umpire). They forced another chance & converted the ensuing short-corner. Just a minute later, we
countered at the other end to bring it level again. Just when everyone thought the game was drawn, they broke quickly from a free-hit on the halfway line and managed to score the winner. We only had time to take the push-back, before the final whistle went. Our goalscorers were Andy Allen (2), Nick Fairburn, Dave Holdaway & Dave Postlethwaite.
Final score: Lansdown 5 – 4 East Devon
They were a very nice opposition & the match was played in a great spirit.