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Thirsk Mens 3s - Match centre

Scarborough 2
Thirsk 3
Sat 12 Jan 10:30 - Yorkshire Men's Hockey League - Division 5 North Full time

12 Jan Thirsk Men 3 at Scarborough 2

Match report

Thirsk had an experienced squad of 12 for the trip to Scarborough, making substitutions easier than recent weeks. The smaller squad was short in a few positions, so Joseph Shannon slotted into central midfield and Ben Harrison into central defence rather than their preferred striking roles. Thirsk looked sharp in the early exchanges with most of the possession and goal mouth pressure, but Andy Young in particular was profligate in front of goal. As half time approached, Scarborough started to find their stride, but the Thirsk defence handled the strikers comfortably. Nil nil at half time, Thirsk disappointed.
Thirsk re-shuffled their line-up at half time, with Ben and Andy switching positions, plus a reminder to move the ball earlier to open players, and to play around the Scarborough defenders. Almost immediately, a quick ball from Michael Crampton in defence direct to Will Norman on the opposition 22, was slipped past the solitary defender to Ben, who beat the keeper with a calm finish. The faster ball pace continued with Jeremy Barker and Jack Foxley enjoying more space and time than the first half and able to release the ball to Joseph controlling central midfield. Will added a second goal with Ben providing the assist and a third in a messy goal mouth scramble. Scarborough continued to attack occasionally but the Thirsk defence was in control, with Fred Hunt and Mike Rushmere keeping the wider players quiet, and Sam Ross Russell vocal and mobile on the few occasions he was needed in goal. The fourth goal was a deserved reward for Joseph before Will Norman scored his third with a reverse strike from the tightest of angles.
Scarborough 0 - Thirsk 5
Man of match: Will Norman

Team selection

Ross Russell, Sam Ross Russell, Sam
Crampton, Michael Crampton, Michael
Young, Andrew Young, Andrew
Rushmere, Mike Rushmere, Mike
Hunt, Fred Hunt, Fred
Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Patrick
Barker, Jeremy Barker, Jeremy
Shannon, Ken Shannon, Ken
Foxley, Jack Foxley, Jack
Dale, Ollie Dale, Ollie
Harrison, Ben Harrison, Ben

League round up

Other Division 5 North results

Ben Rhydding 5
2
10
Bingley Bees 1
Boston Spa 4
0
2
City of York 8
Bradford 3
3
0
City of York 9
3
2
Boston Spa 3
Harrogate 6
0
4
Leeds Adel 5
1
6
Airedale 2

League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Boston Spa 4 13 15
8. Ben Rhydding 5 12 15
9. Thirsk 3 13 13
10. Harrogate 6 13 13
11. Scarborough 2 13 12
12. City of York 9 13 11
13. Bradford 3 12 10

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