Mens 1st XI Vs Ely City 1

Date 29 October 2016
Team Mens 1st XI
Opposition Ely City 1
Fixture Home
Venue Horncastle Hockey Club - Astroturf Pitch
Start time 13:00
Result W 6 - 1
Time played Normal time
Scorers Robert Scott (2), Former member (3), Former member (1)
Match Report

Horncastle Hockey Club Men’s 1st XI hosted Ely Hockey Club Men’s 1st XI at home on Saturday hoping to continue their fine run of league wins this season.

After a delayed start Horncastle started the game strongly moving the ball around the pitch with pace and purpose. With the forward three of Cam Foster, Jake Fixture and Dave Peeping-Seymour causing problems, the first Horncastle goal came soon after the start with captain Rob Scott finishing off a well worked move. After continued pressure on the Ely goal Scott once again scored, this time via a short corner finishing off the routine on the second attempt. With a two goal cushion and Ely reluctant to press the home defence, the Horncastle back line were able to hold possession and pass into the midfield and forward lines with ease. This pressure soon resulted in another short corner which was dispatched via Cam Foster with a drag-flick into the bottom left hand corner of the goal. Half time score 3-0 to the home side.

After a positive half time team talk Horncastle continued to dominate possession. After several missed chances Foster grabbed his second of the game from open play. The next Horncastle goal came via a well worked move down the right side of the pitch with fine play from Luke Castleden setting up defender Adam Cartwright for a lethal finish from four yards out. Soon after Foster grabbed his hat trick with a neat finish adding to his impressive goal tally for the season. The only negative for Horncastle came near the end of the game when a defensive mix up resulted in the first and only short corner for Ely, which was scored with a straight strike from the top of the D.

Overall it was a fine performance from the Horncastle men with their 7th straight win of the season. They now travel to St Neots in what promises to be a tough match for the unbeaten side.

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Dick Bee
Robert Scott 2
David Seymour