On Sunday the Men's 1s welcomed Olton & West Warwicks for their third EHL match of the season. 2 wins from our opening 2 games saw Bristol sitting top of the league, but the team knew Olton would be a real test...
The first half saw Olton create far more opportunity than Bristol, but some excellent penalty corner defence and attack saw the home side take a 2-0 lead; Todd Dudley with some excellent saves in goal and Rufus McNaught-Barrington with two excellent drag flicks. 2-0 Bristol at half time.
The second half saw Olton control the ball and make their dominance count with 4 unanswered goals; 3 penalty corners and 1 penalty stroke. 4-2 Olton at full time.
While Bristol battled hard it showed that at EHL level if your performance drops a couple of marks then you will be punished; a good lesson to learn at this stage of the season. However Bristol sit just a point off the top after 3 games and look forward to travelling to local rivals Bath on Saturday. Thank you to all those who came to support; we will be better for you next time out!