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A slow start derails Ipswich M1

A slow start derails Ipswich M1

By Josh Cutting
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Bedford Hockey Club (Away) Result - lost 3 - 2 Scorers - Tom Dunnett, Ben Underwood


Ipswich started slow giving Bedford many open play chances, after just 15 minutes Bedford took the lead through a transfer from left to right, taking advantage of the space in the middle of the pitch whilst Ipswich were shifting their defense. After this goal Ipswich struggled to penetrate the Badford D and were less effective with their corner routines. They headed into the break 2-0 down after Bedford nailed a second unstoppable fast break.

In the second half Ipswich took control of the game and dominated the possession clawing a goal back through Tom Dunnett at a Penalty Corner. This pushed Bedford onto the back foot and with a high press, Ipswich created many short corners and scoring opportunities.

After missing few scoring chances and not capitalising on their PCs, Ipswich got frustrated and start forcing, giving Bedford the chance to score, again on a fast break and make the score 3-1. Ipswich soon woke up and got back in to shape and with a perfectly passed ball across the D from Robin Johnson to Ben Underwood who neatly placed the ball in the corner of the goal bringing the scoreboard to 3-2. Ipswich tried their hardest but unfortunately, the time left on the clock was not enough leaving the final score at a 3-2 loss for Ipswich.

Coach Adnan Zakir said “That is so unfortunate, we have traveled a long way with only 11 players due to unavailability and few injuries, but the boys played really well and positive thing about this game was Penalty Corners. We created 8 PCs but only 1 was converted in to a Goal, in training this week we are going to work on our PCs routine and we are looking forward for our next home game against Dereham 1s this Saturday.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 24, Sep 2016

Kickoff

14:45

Competition

Premier A

League position

1
Bedford 1
5
Ipswich 1