Indian Gymkhana 3 Reading Mens 2As 8By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 20th, 2013 • Category: M2A, Match Reports
Saturday 21st September saw Reading 2as start there league season with tough away trip to Indian Gym. After more summer signings than Tottenham, meant that this side looked stronger than previous seasons.
After a cross from outside the D the ball struck the post and Reading keeper scissor kicked the ball into his own net. This early set back only proved to spur Reading on, leading to a blitz on the Indian Gym goal. With great passing and movement saw Reading created numerous opportunities and they did not miss out. Scoring four unanswered goals from blistering drag flicks and clinical finishing from open play.
In the second half Indian Gym came out strongly but some resolute defending saw Reading able to score on the break. Reading withstood all the pressure even when J Manton-Jones saw yellow after reacting badly to being called a ‘Big Girl’s Blouse’.
Reading attitude to defending committed defending was shown after J Bishop taking two big hits before going to A&E.
A Higginson made a great start to his 2as career by bagging four goals.
Final score Indian Gym 3 – Reading 8.
Next week Reading play Old Loughts at home. The big question for this game is whether Jon Bishop will be wearing a Czech skull cap or a Rooney head band.
Lineup: B Jukes (GK), S Vynes, G Barber, H Ryde, J Bishop (Capt), H Kimber, S Knights, H Benjamin, J Manton-Jones, A Higginson, B Cooke, R Ansary
Goals: A Higginson x4, B Cooke x2, H Kimber, H Benjamin