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Thirsk Mens 3s - Match centre

Driffield 3
Thirsk 3
Sat 8 Dec 15:30 - Yorkshire Men's Hockey League - Division 5 North Full time

8 Dec Thirsk Men 3 at Driffield 3

Match report

With just 11 players available, Thirsk headed to Driffield hoping to build on the great teamwork from the previous match (first half). Thirsk started fast with Ben Harrison on debut converting his second chance, followed quite quickly by another, including some good interplay with Ollie Dale in the final quarter of the pitch. Thirsk were enjoying plenty of possession and, with Driffield pressing high, Thirsk were regularly able to find the front players with an old fashioned long ball game. Towards half time, more short passes in the final quarter of the pitch led to a third goal, this time an easy finish for Arthur Webster-Jones.
Driffield stepped up in the second half. They marked the wider midfield players much tighter, but Arthur and Ian Foxley in central midfield still had plenty of time to pick out passes in front or behind to limit Driffield to occasional breaks. Sam Ross Russell in goal was extremely mobile to smother a couple of half chances before the Driffield strikers could take a clean shot, with both Mike Rushmere and Fred Hunt keeping the wider players quiet. Right at the death, Ollie connected well to a bouncing ball just in front of an open goal, but pushed it just wide of the post.
Final score Thirsk 3 – Driffield 0
Man of Match: Ben Harrison

Team selection

Ross Russell, Sam Ross Russell, Sam
Williams, Owen Williams, Owen
Crampton, Michael Crampton, Michael
Hunt, Fred Hunt, Fred
Rushmere, Mike Rushmere, Mike
Foxley, Ian Foxley, Ian
Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Patrick
Webster-Jones, Arthur Webster-Jones, Arthur
Foxley, Jack Foxley, Jack
Harrison, Ben Harrison, Ben
Dale, Ollie Dale, Ollie

League round up

Other Division 5 North results

2
0
Leeds Adel 5
Airedale 2
7
0
Ben Rhydding 5
Boston Spa 3
1
0
Bradford 3
3
0
Boston Spa 4
9
0
Harrogate 6

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Airedale 2 13 36
2. Bingley Bees 1 13 31
3. City of York 8 13 31
4. Acomb 2 13 30
5. Boston Spa 3 14 25
6. Leeds Adel 5 13 24
7. Thirsk 3 14 16

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