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Mens 1st XI - Match centre

Guildford
Blackheath & Elthamians
Full time
C Harden (10' , 45' , 50' ), D Lawrence (20' )
Sat 2 Dec 14:30 - Men's South Hockey League - Premier Division 2

1st XI SHOW FIGHT IN PULSATING 4-4 THRILLER

After a few very difficult weekends, a fresh attitude and determination shone through against a strong Guildford side. The team were determined to right the wrongs of the previous three games and took the match by the scruff of the neck in the first 15 mi

Some high pressing led by an energetic forward line forced numerous turnovers which Blackheath were able to take advantage of via one Chris Harden flick and another Dave Lawrence deflection from Tom Harden’s diagonal ball. The boys were not quite able to keep up the intensity and the individual skills of the Guildford boys began to cause problems. A short corner and an interception from their centre forward brought the scores to 2-2 going into half time.

The team could have been deflated after an outstanding first 20 minutes but rallied together and imposed themselves on the game once more. Some predatory instincts from Joe Allen saw him getting a shot off on the turn and the deflection fell into Chris Harden’s path to push into the net. End to end, the pace did not relent. Another Guildford short found its way into the net and a breakaway from Blackheath saw Chris Harden make it 4-3 with 10 to play. Despite a monumental effort to hold on, some ill-discipline led to only 9 being left on the pitch and the resolute defence eventually cracked with 60 seconds to play. 4-4 at full time. It was disappointing not to get the win but a huge improvement from last weekend and a level that the boys must build from as we move into the second half of the season.

Key moments

10:00
Goal Chris Harden scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
20:00
Goal David Lawrence scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
45:00
Goal Chris Harden scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
50:00
Goal Chris Harden scores for Blackheath & Elthamians

Highlights

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50:00 Goal 0 - 4
Chris Harden scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
45:00 Goal 0 - 3
Chris Harden scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
End of period 1
20:00 Goal 0 - 2
David Lawrence scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Chris Harden scores for Blackheath & Elthamians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Guildford
  • Blackheath & Elthamians
  • 0
  • Chris Harden Goal 10:00'
  • David Lawrence Goal 20:00'
  • Chris Harden Goal 45:00'
  • Chris Harden Goal 50:00'

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Other Premier Division 2 results

Banbury
5
3
Tunbridge Wells
London Academicals
6
0
Trojans
Staines
2
5
Purley Walcountians
Tulse Hill & Dulwich
2
1
Bournemouth
Wycombe
3
4
West Hampstead

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Tunbridge Wells 11 26
2. Blackheath & Elthamians 19 26
3. West Hampstead 11 19
4. Banbury 11 18
5. Guildford 10 18
6. London Academicals 11 18
7. Wycombe 11 17

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