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Mens 3rd XI - Match centre

Windermere 1s
Brooklands MU 3s
Sat 7 Oct 10:00 - North Hockey Men's League - Division 2 (West) Full time

Unbeaten run sinks at Windermere

Unbeaten run sinks at Windermere

After a solid win the 3s were looking to build on a good start to the season. We collectively talked about the press, our distribution and most importantly how we would retain the ball and build our attacks.
Well two of these key points went out the window very quickly and Brooklands played periods of the first half on the back foot by continually going into contact or trying to force the passes. With a patched up midfield further depleted by Duds taking a stick across the shins, the "fat controller" had to ring the changes to try and gain control. After a bit of pressure Windermere got a couple of short corner and proceeded to score via the underside of the crossbar ala Geoff Hurst in 1966. The score remained 1 -0 till half time

After a bit of a heart to heart at half-time Brooklands came out and immediately equalised through our equivalent of Jerome Hertzberger, the solid Darius Varabi. Andy "there is no H" Rusbridge was covering a lot of ground in midfield and Brooklands were mounting pressure. Unfortunately we could not find a way through and Windermere had a number of great covering saves.

Unfortunately on a breakaway which resulted in a short corner and the opposition drag flicker found the top corner. Brooklands kept attacking and had a number of chances to equalise including a last minute short corner but the home keeper pulled of a worldie from a Darius drag flick Man of the match was Alex Lay for a number of saves closely followed by Andy Rusbridge A number of things to work on in training before the team play at home next week with competition for places hotting up.

Lay, Bainbridge, Varabi, Sidebotham, Dixon, Rusbridge, Dudley, Bolton, Andrews, Jones G, Astle, Cherry, Weston, Fullerton ©

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League round up

Other Division 2 (West) results

Crewe Vagrants 1s
Alderley Edge 2s
Deeside Ramblers 2s
Liverpool Sefton 1s
University of Liverpool 1st
Lytham St Annes 1s


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Brooklands MU 3s 22 53
2. Deeside Ramblers 2s 22 51
3. Windermere 1s 22 50
4. Liverpool Sefton 1s 22 40
5. Alderley Edge 2s 22 35
6. Urmston 1s 22 28
7. Lytham St Annes 1s 22 25

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