This was always going got be a nervy affair, and BDHC, wearing the new Virgin Active club shirts, took time to settle, not scoring as quickly as last week, but by half time had scored 2 goals, one each from Paul Tancred and Chris Mann. But the feeling from the spectators was that COP settled more quickly and had the better of the first half.
The second half was a better performance by the home team, but at no point was the game “in the bank” as the COP forwards were constantly pulling the BDHC defenders around, trying to unsettle and create space for their midfield. With the constant encouragement from Graham Brewer and Pete Moisey the defenders stuck to their task of making life difficult for the forwards. The two second half BDHC goals were very different in style, one of these was an excellent counter attack, with the ball form BDHC’s D to the COP goal with only 5 passes, the other a tap in from 6 inches after a Matt Clarkson shot hit the post and Henry Winfield-Chislett had followed up.
It could have been a more nervy affair for BDHC if the chances that COP carved out had been taken, one penalty was put wide, and the other was saved by Will Anderson.
Will Anderson was voted as the man of the match, for continued solid goalkeeping and also his third penalty save in 3 weeks.
Scorers Paul Tancred, Chris Mann 2, Henry Winfield-Chislett.
Team:- Will Anderson, Pete Moisey, Stewart Dacre, Philip Tokens, Graham Brewer, Ash Stretton, Shane Carlton, Ben Dalgliesh, Chris Mann, Henry Winfield-Chislett, Paul Tancred, Matt Clarkson, Russ Seton