Mossley Hill Hockey Club Liverpool

Mossley Hill Hockey Club Liverpool

Mossley Hill Men's 3s 0-6 Leigh Men's 1s

by MHHC

Men's 3s lose 100% home record.

Mossley Hill 3s dropped points at home for the first time since the final day of last season as they were blown away by the Div 8N champions.

Well-rehearsed penalty corners were largely responsible for Mossley's downfall as they accounted for four of Leigh's six goals. Two were scored early on in the first half before Leo Saffin generously gifted the opposition a third. Mossley had successfully repelled a Leigh attack only for the recent star-performer to mis-time his clearance and top-edge the ball straight forward to the Leigh striker waiting at the back post.

Mossley woke up after this and started looking more comfortable going forward with some good attacking movement. Unfortunately, Leigh had more penalty corners in the second half and added three more goals. Matt Forrester almost managed to keep a couple of similarly placed shots out of the goal but only managed once with his foot leading to a penalty stroke which was successfully dispatched to make it 5-0.

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The score could have been much more had Mossley's recent addition, Chris Dolphin, not had a brain transplant before the game turning him from an acceptable low-level goalie in to SUPER KEEPER. Several clear chances were thwarted by Dolphin as he performed some death-defying saves and challenges. However, he was powerless to prevent Leigh from scoring a sixth as the striker belted a shot from the top of 'D' and almost broke the backboard in the process.

With two games to go, Mossley 3s are secure in 3rd place but with a couple of wins against Bolton sides they could sneak in to claim the runners up spot.

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Other Division 8N Results

Wigan Men's 3s 1 1 University of Salford Men's 1st
Formby Men's 4s 3 3 Bolton Men's 4s
Mossley Hill Men's 3s 0 6 Leigh Men's 1s
South Lakes Men's 2s 2 0 Preston Men's 5s
Bolton Men's 5s 3 3 Didsbury Northern Men's 6s

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