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Mens 1st Team - Match centre

Slazengers 1
Rotherham 1
Full time
J Hartley (15' , 45' , 55' ), B Davis (20' ), J Thomas (25' )
Sat 2 Dec 13:30 - Yorkshire Men's Hockey League - Division 1

A tight affair, 1 point gained or 2 points dropped?

RHC Vs Slazengers

Rotherham Men's 1st team were hosted by Slazenger's Hockey Club this week, with Rotherham hoping to extend their unbeaten run this season and extend their lead at the top of the Yorkshire Division 1 table. It was a game set up for goals as the previous fixture included 15 goals with Rotherham eventually winning 9-6. Since then Slazenger's have picked up some form to hold second place in the table making this game a top of the table clash.

The game started with both teams having some strong early attacks, but both defences holding strong until Rotherham broke the deadlock. Once the deadlock was broken it became apparent for both teams to throw strong numbers forward. This provided end to end hockey and with each attack almost ending with an outcome. Neither teams settled into the game though, and it became incredibly difficult to with the stop - start style of officiating. At half time it was still all to play for.

Rotherham took an early 2 goal lead in the second half and began to look comfortable. But after 2 goals against them in quick succession the lead didn't last for long. The subject of the game had come down to which team could put away their chances, proving both teams deserve to be high up the league table. The match ended in a 5-5 draw, a disappointing result for Rotherham in a game they should have won, but with Slazenger's only getting 1 point from both their fixtures against Rotherham they are unlikely to cause many concerns for Rotherham in the second half of the season.

Goal scorers Jack Hartley X3, Ben Davis X1 and James Thomas X1 .
Man of the match Jack Hartley

Match report by Luke Bridger

Key moments

15:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
20:00
Goal Ben Davis scores for Rotherham 1
25:00
Goal James Thomas scores for Rotherham 1
45:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
55:00
Goal Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1

Highlights

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70:00 Player of the Match
Jack Hartley is awarded player of the match for Rotherham 1
55:00 Goal 0 - 5
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
45:00 Goal 0 - 4
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
End of period 1
25:00 Goal 0 - 3
James Thomas scores for Rotherham 1
20:00 Goal 0 - 2
Ben Davis scores for Rotherham 1
15:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jack Hartley scores for Rotherham 1
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As it happened

  • Slazengers 1
  • Rotherham 1
  • 0
  • Jack Hartley Goal 15:00'
  • Ben Davis Goal 20:00'
  • James Thomas Goal 25:00'
  • Jack Hartley Goal 45:00'
  • Jack Hartley Goal 55:00'

Team selection

Cooper, Tony Cooper, Tony
KAIGHIN, Lee KAIGHIN, Lee
Siddle, Steve Siddle, Steve
Downs, Andy Downs, Andy
Thomas, James Thomas, James
Webb, Mathew Webb, Mathew
Benton, Ricky Benton, Ricky
Cowan, Thomas Cowan, Thomas
Bridger, Luke Bridger, Luke
Hartley, Jack Hartley, Jack
Davis, Ben Davis, Ben

League round up

Other Division 1 results

University of Leeds 1
3
2
Hull University 1
Ben Rhydding 2
0
7
City of York 3
P
P
Leeds 5
Leeds 4
4
2
Brigg 2
Sheffield University Bankers 4
3
3

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Rotherham 1 11 27
2. Slazengers 1 12 25
3. Leeds 4 10 23
4. Doncaster 3 11 19
5. Brigg 2 11 19
6. University of Leeds 1 13 15
7. Thirsk & Malton 1 11 14

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