Mens 2nd XI v Neath (Sat 18 Nov) Monday, November 20, 2006Posted by Admin in Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Match Report, Mens 2nd XI.
Lansdown enjoyed an emphatic victory despite travelling the long distance with a depleted side. Lansdown were lethal up front with Jon Thompson & Andy Allen tearing the defence apart. However during the first half Lansdown had to defend well with Tim Postlethwaite, Phil Sidey & Rich Fear marking tightly & tackling well. Keeper Colin Harwood also made several important saves & this was Lansdown’s first clean sheet of the season. The impressive Dave Jones at sweeper kept the midfield & forward line well supplied. Lansdown scored midway through the half when Thompson swept in the first of his six goals following a strong run & cross by Mark Williams.
The second half was one way traffic as the confidence drained from the opposition, Thompson added a further five with some superb finishing and the other goal came from Mark Williams. Lansdown played well as a team with the goals coming as a result of good passing & movement off the ball.