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Men's 5th XI - Match centre

Bristol University D
Team Bath Buccs G
Sat 8 Oct 16:00 - The GoCrea8 (Davis Wood) Hockey League - East Central 2 Full time

Captain Vod is Captain DOD

Bristol Uni 5s 6-0 Bath Buccs 8s Written by Fergus Horsfall

After a prolonged delay due to missing umpires the 5s started their second weekend match of the season. Bristol were the stronger side from the off, pressuring Bath Buccs’ line up into a series of mistakes. Despite occasionally disjointed play in the defence, Bristol were largely unthreatened by a Buccs side of mixed ability. After good play to win the first short corner, the 5s took the lead with a fine strike by ex-3s powerhouse Govind Singh. Bristol continued to dominate possession and were rewarded by another goal, this time from versatile winger Sam Slater. Bath threatened with a handful of attacks, but were largely subdued as the defensive pairing of Irfan Alam and Joe Doughty grew into the game. Dan Sproul was composed in goal throughout the match and particularly helpful in organising his defence. A tireless Bristol were quick out of the blocks at the start of the second half. Govind almost struck again from a short corner, and although he was denied by a fine save, Oli Gassy was on hand to turn in the rebound. Bristol bossed the remainder of the half, with the lead added to by another three goals. Two of these went to Govind, while Oli Gassy scored a second. In addition to the dominant attacking display, Bristol kept a deserved clean sheet. Man of the match was awarded to Govind for a feisty three goals and an elegant midfield display. Despite his commanding leadership and generally superb performance, Captain Vodka was awarded DOD for some administrative oversights.
‘Well done Irfan’-Patrick McHugh
‘If you don’t pick me you’re doing death’- a very desperate Social Secretary Freddie Creed

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Bristol University D 5 15
2. Swindon B 6 15
3. Chippenham C 6 12
4. West Wilts C 5 11
5. Corsham 6 9
6. Team Bath Buccs G 6 9
7. Yate B 6 9

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