Mens 1st XI 6 University of Bristol A 0 Saturday, November 24, 2007Posted by Steve Vickery in Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Match Report, Mens 1st XI.
Lansdown 1st XI built on last weeks victory with an impressive 6-0 win over the University of Bristol A. The first goal was scored when a Bristol University attack broke down, and Ant Thompson finished from a tight angle after some good work from Andy Allen and Stu Skinner. It was soon 2-0, when another Bristol University attack broke down and Ant Thompson crossed for Stu Skinner to extend the lead. Andy Buckmaster made it 3-0 with his first goal for the club, when the ball rebounded to him in front of goal and he slotted the ball away on his reverse side. The fourth goal was scored by Ned Lack who opened his account for the season when he cleverly deflected the ball into the Bristol University goal. The fifth goal was scored by Ant Thompson from a short corner when he played a one two with Andy Allen and flicked the ball into the net. Half time came and Bristol University were visibly shell shocked. The Lansdown half time team talk was all about not lowering the intensity, and preparing ourselves for the University of Bristol to come out and raise their game. The second half was again dominated by Lansdown and Ant Thompson scored again to complete his hat-trick. However credit must go to Bristol University who never gave up and certainly raised their game in the second half. Lansdown will take a lot of positives from this performance, which included a second successive clean sheet. Man of the match was a difficult choice as so many players performed well, but Stu Skinner won the vote.