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Mens 3rd XI - Match centre

Blackheath & Elthamians 3
Canterbury [6] Millers
Sat 3 Feb 12:00 - Men's South Hockey League - Kent Division Two Full time

Blackheath's winning run ended by Millers

Ders recounts his speech

After a good start to the second half of the season, the 3's aimed to continue their unbeaten form against Canterbury. During the opening 15 minutes Blackheath were controlling the game and a goal seemed inevitable. However a quick break by Canterbury led to a short corner. On their first strike, it was a goal. Against the run of play Canterbury were ahead, but confidence remained high with Blackheath as it was a position they were well accustomed to and had fought back in previous games. Blackheath continued to build pressure with multiple short corners, but again a sucker punch from Canterbury and they were 2-0 down. Blackheath went into half time frustrated and shocked by the score line and after a motivating speech by Ders they resumed play with a great chance of clawing back a result. In the 60th minute finally Blackheath broke the defence down and it was 2-1. 10 minutes to go and Blackheath pushed, but as they sacrificed structure, they were undone with a quick counter play by the opposition.

Whilst the result finished 3-1 Blackheath are still out of the bottom 2 and aiming to rise higher up the table in the coming games.

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Pow, Logan Pow, Logan
Baillie, Derwyn Baillie, Derwyn
Patel, Rikesh Patel, Rikesh
Dow, Scott Dow, Scott
Page, Bertie Page, Bertie
Purewal, Gurpreet Purewal, Gurpreet
Golbey, David Golbey, David
Castelo, Rafael Castelo, Rafael
Surry , Nick Surry , Nick
Archibald, Richard Archibald, Richard
Greenhead, Ollie Greenhead, Ollie

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Other Kent Division Two results

BBHC 2
0
5
Ashford 2
Canterbury [5] 4
1
2
Gore Court 2
Gore Court 3
3
4
Holcombe [5] 3
Tunbridge Wells 2
2
0

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Gore Court 3 21 28
7. Old Williamsonians 2 22 25
8. Canterbury [6] Millers 22 25
9. BBHC 2 22 21
10. Blackheath & Elthamians 3 22 20
11. Bromley & Beckenham 5 21 14
12. Deal 1 22 10

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