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Mens 1st XI - Match centre

Lichfield 3
Old Silhillians 1
Full time
M Northcott (45' )
Sat 27 Oct 14:45 - MRHA Midland Men's Open Hockey League - T2: West Midlands Premier

Lichfield 3rd XI 0 - 1 Old Silhillians 1st XI


Victory for makeshift Sils side

With a few players unavailable for different reasons, and then additionally two late cry-offs, the 1s travelled to Lichfield with a squad akin to that of one that could have played in 1994, with Oppenheimer, Tabb, Dovey, Thurman and Levenger gracing a 1st team pitch together for the first time in many years.

What ensued was what was described by some as the most comfortable 1-0 victory many of us had played in - though Lichfield did still create a few half-chances and the Sils defence still had to stay alert up until the final whistle.

As it happens, the win was secured via a PC goal from Matt Northcott, but whilst the Sils dominated possession, the home side did an impressive job of stopping the Sils attacks in whatever way they could meaning the ball was never close enough to the D for long enough to result in further goals. It is fair to say that Eti and Matt in particular ended the game somewhat black and blue!

In the end though, 3 points and a clean sheet for a make-shift team is all we need to worry about.

Key moments

Goal Matt Northcott scores for Old Silhillians 1


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51:00 Green Card
Green card for Lichfield 3
45:00 Goal 0 - 1
Matt Northcott scores for Old Silhillians 1
End of period 1
10:00 Green Card
Richard Thurman receives a green card for Old Silhillians 1
End of period
Clean Sheet Bonus
Patrick O'Malley keeps a clean sheet for Old Silhillians 1
Player of the Match
Matt Lee is awarded player of the match for Old Silhillians 1
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Lichfield 3
  • Old Silhillians 1
  • 0
  • Richard Thurman Green Card 10:00'
  • Matt Northcott Goal 45:00'
  • Green Card 51:00'

Team selection

O'Malley, Patrick O'Malley, Patrick
Tabb, Stephen Tabb, Stephen
Harrison, Tom Harrison, Tom
Lee, Matt Lee, Matt
Moment, Lukas Moment, Lukas
Blatt, Etienne Blatt, Etienne
Farr, Tom Farr, Tom
Oppenheimer, Nick Oppenheimer, Nick
Thurman, Richard Thurman, Richard
Levenger, Max Levenger, Max
Jones, Dan Jones, Dan

League round up

Other T2: West Midlands Premier results

Barford Tigers 2
Edgbaston 2
Cannock 3
Olton & West Warwick 3
Stratford 2
University of Birmingham 3


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. University of Birmingham 3 22 55
2. Old Silhillians 1 22 50
3. Solihull Blossomfield 1 22 43
4. Olton & West Warwick 3 22 40
5. Barford Tigers 2 22 40
6. Edgbaston 2 22 39
7. Stratford 2 22 24

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