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Burnt Ash 2
Blackheath & Elthamians 2
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C Fowler (15' ), M Jones (27' , 64' ), P Marwaha (46' )
Sat 9 Mar 13:30 - Men's South Hockey League - Kent Division 1

BEHC win the battle of Hurstmere

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Burnt Ash see red as BE eye gold

A sunny but windy Saturday saw Blackheath take on a Burnt Ash team who would probably be better suited to ice hockey, in a kind-of local derby. Unlike Klopp’s Liverpool, the wind didn’t disrupt the race for the title for BE, as the lads churned out a 4-1 win, in perhaps not the most glamorous of games.

In a dominant start from BE, which seemed reminiscent of their 8-0 win of last week it came as a bit of a shock when a slight lapse in concentration at the back meant Burnt Ash went 1-0 up. Not ideal.

From then on, Burnt Ash stuck all 11 players behind the ball, in a barricade against the BE attack. Sitting back and aloowing BE to get into the game and start playing their brand of hockey, slick passes around the pitch creating space.

Sustained pressure finally yielded in the first short corner for Blackheath. A slip left and an absolute rocket of a flick, which trickled past the keepers planted right foot saw Fowler on the score sheet for his first goal in a Blackheath shirt... right?

A cute incident during a short corner allowed some of the Burnt Ash players to show and tell JP how much they really missed him. Aw, how sweet. I may have misheard but I’m sure that’s what was going on.

With attacks from Burnt Ash few and far between and attack after attack coming from Blackheath, it was not long before a bit of a scrap at the top of the D allowed Marly some space to hit a reverse. Looping up towards the goal, the keeper took a furious swipe at the ball. With everyone ducking for cover the only thing in peril was the backboard as the keeper completely missed and ball rolled over the line for Blackheath’s second. It’ll do, back in the lead, back to normality.

With tensions boiling, half time came at the perfect time and gave BE a moment to re-focus on hockey.

The second half continued in a similar vein. Blackheath looked comfortable and confident on the ball. So much so that G decided he would try and score by beating the half their team. Doing the first part successfully it was disappointing to see him pass and not try and beat the other few more defenders and score. However, the resulting play meant the ball landed at Prem’s feet and with a little dribble into the D and miss-hit, the score was now to 3-1. Tidy finish to be fair.

Now. Everyone make a note somewhere, write it down, I don’t mind. Don’t ever, under any circumstances make Nathan angry. It won’t end well for you. Oh and there was a red card for Burnt Ash after a bit of a scuffle at a short corner. Absolute madness.

With 10 men on the pitch for Burnt Ash, Blackheath remained very much in control, setting up in the oppos half and playing the ball about freely. Nice patterns of play were being strung together, which eventually ended with Marly getting on the score sheet for the second time. I’m sure it was a belter but I can’t quite remember.

Full time. Final score 4-1 BEHC. Top bombing.

With one eye on the title and Canterbury keeping up the pressure it makes for one hell of a game next week down at The Meadow.

Mom: G, for some mad tekkers and a standout performance
Dod: Ed B for being tripped up by the Ghost of Hurstmede.

Key moments

9:00
Goal Goal for Burnt Ash 2
15:00
Goal Chris Fowler scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
27:00
Goal Marly Jones scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
46:00
Goal Prem Marwaha scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
64:00
Goal Marly Jones scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2

Highlights

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64:00 Goal 1 - 4
Marly Jones scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
61:00 Red Card
A player is sent off for Burnt Ash 2
57:00 Missed Shot
Edd Thorogood misses a shot for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
56:00 Saved Shot
Edd Thorogood has a shot saved for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
55:00 Saved Shot
Tom Dawson has a shot saved for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
54:00 Saved Shot
Joshua Pendergast has a shot saved for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
46:00 Goal 1 - 3
Prem Marwaha scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
40:00 Saved Short Corner
Joshua Pendergast has a shot corner saved for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
End of period 1
33:00 Blocked short corner
Short corner blocked for Burnt Ash 2
27:00 Short Corner
Joshua Pendergast takes a short corner for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
27:00 Missed Short Corner
Edward Bull misses a short corner for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
27:00 Goal 1 - 2
Marly Jones scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
15:00 Short Corner
Chris Fowler takes a short corner for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
15:00 Goal 1 - 1
Chris Fowler scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Burnt Ash 2
2:00 Saved Short Corner
Rob Hughes has a shot corner saved for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Burnt Ash 2
  • Blackheath & Elthamians 2
  • 0
  • Goal 9:00'
  • Chris Fowler Short Corner 15:00'
  • Chris Fowler Goal 15:00'
  • Joshua Pendergast Short Corner 27:00'
  • Marly Jones Goal 27:00'
  • Prem Marwaha Goal 46:00'
  • Red Card 61:00'
  • Marly Jones Goal 64:00'

Team selection

Bullens, Nathan Bullens, Nathan
Bull, Edward Bull, Edward
Kitchen, Crispin Kitchen, Crispin
Purewal, Gurpreet Purewal, Gurpreet
Hughes, Rob Hughes, Rob
Ilgin, Tunç Ilgin, Tunç
Pendergast, Joshua Pendergast, Joshua
Fowler, Chris Fowler, Chris
Bateman, Danyon Bateman, Danyon
Thorogood, Edd Thorogood, Edd
Marwaha, Prem Marwaha, Prem

League round up

Other Kent Division 1 results

Ashford 2
Sevenoaks 3
Canterbury [4] 3
Cliftonville 1
Herne Bay 1
Holcombe [4] 2a
Maidstone 2
University of Kent 1
Old Bordenians 2
Gore Court 2

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Blackheath & Elthamians 2 18 43
2. Canterbury [4] 3 6 16
3. Herne Bay 1 7 15
4. Maidstone 2 7 10
5. Sevenoaks 3 6 9
6. Gore Court 2 6 7
7. Ashford 2 7 6

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