Mens 1st XI - Match centre

City of York 5
Acomb 1
Sat 11 Mar 13:30 - Yorkshire Men's Hockey League - Division 2 Full time

Mens 2 V City Of York 5

Mens 2 V City Of York 5

Acomb's first team season came to a crescendo this week with a local derby against fellow league stragglers City of York 5 over at Huntington. Both teams were as desperate as a wounded animal, fighting for survival. The Tangerines struck early with an attack culminating with Ryan Smith volleying the ball into the goal. Acomb had a set back 15 minutes into the half as center back Pete Hilton sustained an ankle injury and had to retire from the match. A reshuffle at the back saw Baz Whitfield move across to centre back and Smith drop into right back. In his third game for the club James Tindall was making some incisive run to carve up York's defence, one of these found him into the D, round the last man, drew the keeper and slipped it to Jonny Brown for a simple tap in. The tangerines dominated the half as they went into the interval 2 up and continued after the break with Stu Baxter acting as the usual thorn in the side of the opposition in the midfield. Another relative newcomer to the team James Graham-Brown had a particular purple patch of play where he could not do any wrong, turning his opponents inside out and throwing accurate aerial balls for fun. With around 10 to 15 minutes left of the game York found some renewed vigour and Acomb came under some heavy pressure with outlet to give the defence any respite. York finally got their reward of a consolation goal. Another Acomb substitution roll saw Tindall back up front to give Acomb's defence a channel to aim at. Acomb ran out the victors to keep their place in League 2 and send the red and blues tumbling to the division below.

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League round up

Other Division 2 results

Brigg 2
1
6
University of Leeds 1
Lindum 3
0
5
Ramgarhia 1
1
2
Leeds Adel 2
Wakefield 3
4
4
Worksop 1
6
2

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Ramgarhia 1 21 32
7. Lindum 3 22 32
8. City of York 4 22 29
9. Wakefield 3 21 20
10. Acomb 1 22 20
11. City of York 5 22 13
12. Worksop 1 22 12

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