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Men's 3rd XI - Match centre

Team Bath Buccs D
Bristol University B
Sat 25 Nov 12:30 - The GoCrea8 Hockey League - Central 1 Full time

Match Report: Team Bath Buccs v Bristol University B

Final Score: 1-2 Man of the Match: Matt Woods D*** of the Day: Sam Woods

A very Chilli Bath

This Saturday we arrived at Clifton down car park and the temperature was correctly observed by ed Lucas saying “It’s really cold” with tardiness issues at the meet time there was some instant dod noms as hector arrived late because he went back to do his hair [J. Reynolds, 2017]. Once we had arrived in bath we tried our best to warm up, unsuccessfully for most and a lot was being said about the match teas. Our stand in keeper wasn’t inducing great confidence with his laid back attitude but what were we to know...

Off to a very fast start when we scored a great counter attack goal only using 4 touches from our own sixteen to the backboard of there goal and Ben Hughes wheeled away in celebration. Our one goal lead allowed the muskabevs to settle into the game with some good transfers from Matt Woods and Harry Connock and possession hockey in the middle of the park from Ed Lucas and Dan Metcalf.

The first half was coming to an end and lots of possession wasn’t getting us very close to the goal until a electrifying run from Callum House found Josh Reynolds who’s saved shot fell at the stick of Sam Woods, could he score? Recent (and not recent) form would suggest not but Swoods throws the form book out the window and slides the ball into the empty goal.

Straight after half time Bath came out like hungry dogs trying to disrupt the fluid Bristolona hockey and I think it’s fair to say that they were successful, for if it wasn’t for some incredible saves from big Sam and Toby Cantrell it could have been level. Soon after surviving one spell of pressure the Bristol wall was breached. 2-1. The commitment of the defence was embodied by Oscar Bond who sacrificed a tooth for the boys.

A very nervy end to the game with some tiring legs wasn’t helped by the dos greens in very quick succession, Dan and Sam both sat on the naughty step... tut tut tut. But with some good game management and loud shouts of “CORNER, TO THE CORNER” from Will SS Bristol held on.

Now, the main event, match teas with talk of pizzas, pasta bakes, curry’s what would it be? Chilli and rice for some, chicken and chips for others left smiles all round. Mwoods declaring that he needed the fantasy points went into the nail off a determined man and did prevail despite harry connocks best efforts.

MOM: Matt Woods
DOD: Sam Woods

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

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Other Central 1 results

City of Bath A
1
3
Taunton Vale B
Clifton Robinsons B
2
0
Old Bristolians
Firebrands B
2
1
Westbury & UB A
Mid Somerset
3
5
5
1
Bridgwater

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