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Men's 2nd XI - Match centre

Bourne Deeping 2
Cambridge South 1
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Sat 9 Feb TBC - East Region Men's Hockey Leagues - Division 2N

BDHC 2s v Cambs South

We deserved a goal.

Two goals in either half condemned Bourne Deeping 2s to their 14th defeat of the season and sees them 12 points from safety with just 6 games to go.
Positives from this season will definitely be the development of the youngsters who continued to show they are more than capable of playing at this level. Oscar Morely is quickly becoming a defensive stalwart and must surely be the first name on the teamsheet. He again put in a great shift at left back while on either flank, Rafa Parker-Humby and Ben Brittain were in flamboyant mood, with tricks and skills aplenty to bamboozle the Cambridge defenders.
Matt Clarkson and George Collins added the grit up front to complement the creativity, but unfortunately their endeavour failed to yield the reward of a goal they probably deserved.
The Dragons had already suffered the late withdrawal of 2 players to leave them with a bare 11 plus the walking wounded of Andy Briault, assuming the role of team manager for the day. However, when Ben Rudman collided with his opposite number and injured his ankle after just 10 minutes, Briault joined the fray at right back, showing his speciality face high aerials off to good effect early on.
Andrew Kind and Scott Downie looked to screen the back four, knowing a Cambridge side sitting 3rd in the table would be looking to attack at pace, and it was no surprise that Cambs enjoyed the lion's share of the possession throughout, forcing Ed Sarsby to make several early saves in the Bourne Deeping goal. In retaliation, Ollie Browne smashed a short corner just above the backboard, but it was Cambs who were calling the shots and when Sarsby could only parry, the ball deflected off Brewer straight to a Cambs forward who made no mistake from close in.
Good movement from the Cambs forwards lead to a 2nd before halftime with Bourne Deepings defenders struggling against the constant rotations of the 14 man Cambs squad, and though they enjoyed better possession in the second half and kept the Cambs 'keeper honest with a number of strikes on goal, they just could not convert. Cambs meanwhile were content to counter attack, and poor marking allowed the 3rd to sneak by Sarsby, with the 4th following a turnover in the midfield with Cambs attacking with speed once more.
Four -nil a fair result though perhaps the dragons will feel their hard work and the attacking flair of their youngsters deserved a goal or 2 reward. A trek to Norwich for a basement battle with Norwich City beckons for next week as the Div 2 adventure continues....
MOTM: Ben Brittain - Silky skills from the youngster.

Key moments

Goal Goal for Cambridge South 1
Goal Goal for Cambridge South 1
Goal Goal for Cambridge South 1
Goal Goal for Cambridge South 1


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60:00 Goal 0 - 4
Goal for Cambridge South 1
40:00 Goal 0 - 3
Goal for Cambridge South 1
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 0 - 2
Goal for Cambridge South 1
5:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Cambridge South 1
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Bourne Deeping 2
  • Cambridge South 1
  • 0
  • Goal 5:00'
  • Goal 10:00'
  • Goal 40:00'
  • Goal 60:00'

Team selection

Sarsby , Edwyn Sarsby , Edwyn
Morley, Oscar Morley, Oscar
Brewer, Graham Brewer, Graham
Briault, Andy Briault, Andy
Downie, Scott Downie, Scott
Browne, Oliver Browne, Oliver
Collins, George Collins, George
Kind, Andy Kind, Andy
Parker Humby, Rafa Parker Humby, Rafa
Clarkson, Matthew Clarkson, Matthew
Brittain, Benjamin Brittain, Benjamin

League round up

Other Division 2N results

Dereham 2
Long Sutton 1
Pelicans 1
CoP 3
St Ives 1
Norwich City 3
Norwich Dragons 1


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. CoP 3 17 27
7. Long Sutton 1 17 25
8. Kettering 1 17 21
9. Norwich Dragons 1 17 21
10. Dereham 2 17 20
11. Bourne Deeping 2 17 6
12. Norwich City 3 17 6


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