Mens 1st XI Vs March Town 1st XI

Date 13 October 2018
Team Mens 1st XI
Opposition March Town 1st XI
Fixture Home
Venue Horncastle Hockey Club - Astroturf Pitch
Start time 13:30
Result W 5 - 2
Time played Normal time
Scorers Nick Bennett (1), Jack Read (1), James Harris (1), Robert Scott (1), Antonio Garcia Barker (1)
Match Report

Fourth match of the season saw a top of the table clash with horncastle hosting march town. After a slow start by horncastle, March capitalised with an early goal leaving horncastle behind for the first time this season. Horncastle fought back to score minutes later with a clean sweeping finish from Harris. However March were quick to extend there lead a second time putting the pressure on horncastle. A change in tactics lead to two quick fire goals before half time for horncastle, Bennet flicking from a short to equalise and captain Scott hitting the top corner to end the half 3-2 to horncastle. With plenty of home support from the sideline Horncastle started the second half strong, frustrating March with good defending while creating plenty of scoring opportunities. It took a good twenty minutes into the second half for horncastle to extend their lead once more with Hood striking a hard hit in to the D for Garcia to put a glancing touch past the keeper. The home side continued to press for more and found the fifth goal when Read received the ball from M. Cullen and saw his shot deflect in off the keeper. The full time whistle shortly followed meaning Horncastle hold on to top spot with four wins from four games. They look to make it five from five next week when they travel away to Leadenham Man of the match: Chris Partridge

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Nick Bennett Forward 1 1
Jack Hood
Andrew Lammiman
Jack Read 1
Robert Scott Midfielder 1
David Seymour Defender
James Harris Forward 1
Antonio Garcia Barker Forward 1
Matthew Branowsky Defender
Tom White Midfielder
Max Cullen Midfielder