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Mens 5th XI - Match centre

Old Silhillians Hockey Club
Hampton-in-Arden 6
D Bridges (45' ), S Leonard (58' Pen)
Full time
Sat 11 Nov 17:30 - League

Perseverance Pays Off

As reported by Dan Bridges

A team that contained a mixture of experience and youth took on an experienced Hampton side. In the first twenty minutes of the game Hampton were the dominant team and scored two goals. Sils began to play better and Brilliant Ben Rice made some excellent saves in goal. Fantastic Ffitch, Daring Dellow, Wonderous Wilson and Hero Hill were a steady presence which limited Hampton’s attack. This led to some excellent play from Stupendous Steve to pass the ball to Deadly Dan who put a cracking reverse stick shot in the far right of the goal. 2-1.
At half time wise words from Steve, Ian and Craig spurred the team on. In the second half, Dynamite Dugdale was a quick as lightning getting the ball up the field to the forwards. Smashing Smith, Wily Will, Devilish Dwyer, Legend Lawana and Speedy Sam were all making good contributions in the midfield, showing great perseverance with their tackling and passing.
Half way through the second half, Sils were pushing for another goal. A short corner resulted in the ball hitting a Hampton defender’s foot on the goal line and a penalty flick was awarded. It takes a lot of courage to take a penalty which Steve Leonard showed, flicking a masterpiece into the far left of the goal, an unstoppable shot made the score 2-2. Due to an over-enthusiastic celebration Steve ended up in the sin-bin for two minutes. Aaahhh Steve!
With a confidence boost, Sils went on the attack. Tony and Craig making great runs up the left hand side. Hampton had a few opportunities which Steve Dellow with seamless ease cast away. Man of the match Ian Wilson continually took the ball up the pitch out skilling their players. Sils pressured and pushed but the Hampton defence held. The final whistle blew. The team came away in high spirits ready for the next game.

Points for the next game:
More movement in midfield to support players with the ball.
Stronger passing.
Release the ball early
Team warm-up

A big thanks to Jonny and Craig for all their organisation and ensuring all players get to the games so far this season.

Key moments

Goal Daniel Bridges scores for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
Penalty Flick Stephen Leonard scores a penalty flick for Old Silhillians Hockey Club


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70:00 Player of the Match
Ian Wilson is awarded player of the match for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
59:00 Green Card
Stephen Leonard receives a green card for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
58:00 Penalty Flick 2 - 0
Stephen Leonard scores a penalty flick for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
45:00 Goal 1 - 0
Daniel Bridges scores for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
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As it happened

  • Old Silhillians Hockey Club
  • Hampton-in-Arden 6
  • 0
  • Daniel Bridges Goal 45:00'
  • Stephen Leonard Penalty Flick 58:00'
  • Stephen Leonard Green Card 59:00'

Team selection

Rice, Ben Rice, Ben
Ffitch, Craig Ffitch, Craig
Hill, Mackenzie Hill, Mackenzie
Wilson, Ian Wilson, Ian
Dwyer, Tony Dwyer, Tony
Smith, Thomas Smith, Thomas
Maidment, William Maidment, William
Dugdale, Jonny Dugdale, Jonny
Huckin, Sam Huckin, Sam
Bridges, Daniel Bridges, Daniel
Leonard, Stephen Leonard, Stephen


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