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Mens 3rd XI - Match centre

Old Silhillians Hockey Club
Atherstone Adders 3
D Bridges (50' ), A Rush (43' )
Full time
Sat 8 Sep 16:00 - Friendly

Vene - Vidi - deserved to Vici !

Availability reshuffle means M4/M5 fulfil M3 friendly and put the cat amongst the pigeons (or do I mean snakes?)

On the wrong end of a 5 goal thriller but boy did Sils push their opponents to the limit, and deserve to take at least a point from an entertaining season friendly opener.

So many positives to take into the Bromsgrove friendlies on 22/9. Here are just three:

1. There is a range of emerging young talent that will form a integral part of M4 and M5 campaigns this season - Hill, Ballantine-Brain, Whitfield, Smith and Bridges played exceptionally well today, particularly Mackenzie who put in an assured display @ CB today and a well-deserved MoM.

2. It’s not just fine wines that get better with age - so many of the established M4 campaigners showed that they are capable of putting “McGrath-type” performances in yet again. (That’s on the pitch - Ed).

3. A collective desire to be the best that we can, and a flexibility and commitment to play out of position for the team cause. Throughout the team, whether young, in mid-life crisis or old.

4. Tony Dwyer’s competitive spirit - enraged that Keith was selected ahead of him for M2, Tony put in an exceptional performance on the left flank. His tackling, positional play and passing were sublime and we hope that this pre-season rustiness does not wear off!

Well done everyone, get ready for Bromsgrove in a fortnight.

See you at the Samaritans Car Wash next Saturday !

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Key moments

43:00
Goal Andy Rush scores for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
50:00
Goal Daniel Bridges scores for Old Silhillians Hockey Club

Highlights

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70:00 Player of the Match
Mackenzie Hill is awarded player of the match for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
50:00 Goal 2 - 0
Daniel Bridges scores for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
43:00 Goal 1 - 0
Andy Rush scores for Old Silhillians Hockey Club
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  • Old Silhillians Hockey Club
  • Atherstone Adders 3
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  • Andy Rush Goal 43:00'
  • Daniel Bridges Goal 50:00'

Team selection

Jogi, Arun Jogi, Arun
Hill, Mackenzie Hill, Mackenzie
Higgins, David Higgins, David
Lane, Mick Lane, Mick
Rush, Andy Rush, Andy
Wilson, Ian Wilson, Ian
Smith, Thomas Smith, Thomas
Dwyer, Tony Dwyer, Tony
Harrison, John Harrison, John
Bridges, Daniel Bridges, Daniel
Huckin, Sam Huckin, Sam

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