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Mens 1st Team - Match centre

Rotherham 1
Leeds 5
J Hartley (10' , 30' , 55' , 60' ), j towers (15' ), B Davis (20' ), M Webb (40' ), L Dodge (60' , 45' , 65' , 50' )
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Sat 14 Oct TBC - Yorkshire Men's Hockey League - Division 1

Rotherham unchallenged by Leeds

RHC v's Leeds 5's

This week Rotherham hosted Leeds 5th team, a team they'd had tough battles with in previous years and their club's 4th team were the team that were relegated alongside Rotherham last season so a tight game was expected. The sun was shining on what was an uncharacteristically warm mid-October Saturday afternoon. With several players unavailable Rotherham only had 1 substitute, so when Leeds arrived with a squad of 14 players, the majority of which were students, there was a sense of panic amongst the home side.

The pre game talk was brief; play simple hockey and keep the ball, let them chase it. As basic as it was it worked perfectly. The game got underway with a Leeds push back, after intercepting it within seconds Rotherham passed the ball back to defence and a 5 minute spell of possession followed. The Leeds defensive press had huge gaps, so in possession Rotherham pushed forward. It didn't take long for the goals to start flowing and as Leeds chased the game, Rotherham soon found themselves 4-0 up.

At half time the home sides focus was around not conceding over increasing the lead. However, even with that target the goal tally mounted up and before long in form Forward Jack Hartley had netted 4 as had returning player Lee Dodge. Leeds caused little trouble in the game and with further goals from Matt Webb, josh towers and Ben Davis Rotherham were flying at 11-0. With minutes to go Leeds were awarded a penalty corner, which slipped by Tony Cooper in the net to give them a consolation goal.

Key moments

10:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
15:00
Goal josh towers scores for Rotherham 1
20:00
Goal Ben Davis scores for Rotherham 1
30:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
40:00
Goal Mathew Webb scores for Rotherham 1
45:00
Goal Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
50:00
Goal Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
55:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
60:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
60:00
Goal Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
65:00
Goal Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1

Highlights

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65:00 Goal 11 - 0
Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
60:00 Goal 9 - 0
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
60:00 Goal 10 - 0
Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
55:00 Goal 8 - 0
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
50:00 Goal 7 - 0
Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
45:00 Goal 6 - 0
Lee Dodge scores for Rotherham 1
40:00 Goal 5 - 0
Mathew Webb scores for Rotherham 1
End of period 1
30:00 Goal 4 - 0
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
20:00 Goal 3 - 0
Ben Davis scores for Rotherham 1
15:00 Goal 2 - 0
josh towers scores for Rotherham 1
10:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
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As it happened

  • Rotherham 1
  • Leeds 5
  • 0
  • Jack Hartley Goal 10:00'
  • josh towers Goal 15:00'
  • Ben Davis Goal 20:00'
  • Jack Hartley Goal 30:00'
  • Mathew Webb Goal 40:00'
  • Lee Dodge Goal 45:00'
  • Lee Dodge Goal 50:00'
  • Jack Hartley Goal 55:00'
  • Jack Hartley Goal 60:00'
  • Lee Dodge Goal 60:00'
  • Lee Dodge Goal 65:00'

Team selection

Andrews, Fraser Andrews, Fraser
Cooper, Tony Cooper, Tony
KAIGHIN, Lee KAIGHIN, Lee
Benton, Ricky Benton, Ricky
Downs, Andy Downs, Andy
Hucknall, Peter Hucknall, Peter
Thomas, James Thomas, James
Webb, Mathew Webb, Mathew
Davis, Ben Davis, Ben
Hartley, Jack Hartley, Jack
towers, josh towers, josh

League round up

Other Division 1 results

Brigg 2
3
3
Hull University 1
5
0
Ben Rhydding 2
Leeds 4
3
2
Slazengers 1
Sheffield University Bankers 4
2
2
City of York 3
1
4
University of Leeds 1

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Rotherham 1 12 30
2. Slazengers 1 12 25
3. Leeds 4 10 23
4. Doncaster 3 12 20
5. Brigg 2 11 19
6. University of Leeds 1 13 15
7. Thirsk & Malton 1 11 14

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