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Men's 2nd XI - Match centre

Addiscombe 1
London Edwardians 2
Sat 3 Feb 13:00 - Men's South Hockey League - Regional Hampshire Surrey 2 Full time

London Edwardians 2s (6 - 2) Addiscombe 1s

Ollie McLovLane describes our eighth win on the trot including an exclusive on Joa's new wand

On another cold and wet Saturday afternoon, the league leading Eds 2s met at the Royal Russell School for their upcoming fixture against Addiscome 1s. To be more specific they met in a swimming pool changing room that was heated to a modest 50 degrees Celsius. Feeling at home in the heat, resident snake Joa Constrictor [aka Joe Cooper] proudly unveiled his new stick he bought from eBay. At first glace it was clear that Joa had been screwed by the stick's manufacturer, Gary. When put next to Toby's genuine Grays stick it was clear that Gary had run out of maroon paint when transforming Joas former Slazenger table leg.

Following stickgate, Al Brogdon began his team talk only for 3 five year old boys to jump in for some free coaching on the Eds press whilst their confused dads dried and clothed them. Rio 2016 must have felt like a distant memory.

The game began in an un-noteworthy fashion with some generic hockey being played. Only for the deadlock to be broken by Joa with a tidy finish from the top of the D. Eds then began to find their rhythm with some good linkup play through Duncan and the needy half back Andy Mac. This lead to a short corner which Seb converted despite shouting the plan to the best part of southern England. After half time, Eds really started showing why they are top with some good phases of play from Inter-home-counties ladies man Meller and Devious Dave. This pressure led to another goal from Not-Subtle-Seb through a penalty flick.

Again, Eds applied pressure with some intricate passing from Duncan, Andy Harris and Rich Mac carving through the Addiscome midfield like a hot knife through butter. Not long after, back-post-bandit Rev returned to his goalscoring form through some divine intervention, after plucking a ball from the heavens to slot it into the net. Clearly some help from the big man upstairs.

The fifth goal came from Devious Dave after he converted one of Ollie Randall's trademark sliders via a bang-average deflection. After a few tasty aerials from Ben Schumacher, finally Not-Subtle-Seb finished off the scoring with a goal that was so un-noteworthy that for the life of me I can't remember anything about it.

Somewhere in there Addiscome scored two goals. Probably at the fault of [any other defender but] William Barrington (you’re going to cut this out aren’t you).

Man of the Match: Duncan

Dick of the Day: Joa Constrictor

Stick of the day: Gary

On to next week.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Regional Hampshire Surrey 2 results

Oxted 3
Old Cranleighans 2
Wanderers 1
Camberley & Farnborough 1
Surbiton 3
Gillingham 1
Romsey 1


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. London Edwardians 2 22 52
2. Oxted 3 19 42
3. Andover 1 18 32
4. Wanderers 1 19 31
5. Winchester 2 19 28
6. Old Cranleighans 2 19 27
7. Camberley & Farnborough 1 18 27