Wimbledon 0 Reading Mens 2As 4By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 20th, 2013 • Category: M2A, Match Reports
The day Saturday 19th October, the match Wimbledon away, the stage was set for a battle to end all battles.
After a bass defying and sat nav eluding journey Reading rocked up a cracking hour early to the game. With the rain drizzling and 10 out of the 11 players in sky blue, the umpires began the ordeal.
After a hard fought, competitive start from both sides, Reading took the first swing with a goal to showcase the talent in the 2A’s, involving the all too familiar quick passing and flare from the youngsters. As the rain stopped and the game levelled out, the game then took a turn for the worse.
A sniper had appeared atop the clubhouse roof and took out Reading’s own Timon (without Pumbaa), to the delight of C-K despite actually having the ball at the same time. The umpires decided it wasn’t safe playing with a gunman on the loose and decided to call it half time. Feeling like the mighty 300 waiting for the inspirational team talk from Leonidas, Henry sat us all down and told told us to breathe and talk amongst ourselves. With this invigorating speech, and the removal of the gunman, the Rapid Reading 11 took the pitch for the second time.
Opening with a strong start Reading saw a endangering end to Julius with him needing special medical attention from Mr Ryde’s girlfriend to attend to the poorly finger and tell him to be a big boy. Reading felt for their fallen comrade and continued with 10 for the time being, only to be surprised when, as if risen from the dead, Julius returned to put away a controversial goal whilst having sticks thrown at him and standing on the keeper, solid.
The game continued and tensions rose between the teams as Wimbledon began to understand the force they were dealing with. Reading kept the pressure on nicely and won a short corner. As the whistle blew everyone knew this was it, the flick to beat all keepers from none other than Timon himself. The ball flew into the top left corner and the roar of a 1000 meerkats ripped through the Wimbledon area, 3-0. The game was nearing its inevitable end and looked to be finishing with the same score line but through sheer defiance and some astounding stick skills Josh crashed through the weak Wimbledon defence and slotted home Reading’s 4th. The match neared its final moments and with the battle almost won tensions blew up when Timon decided it was cuddle time with the Wimbledon CB and well it just had to be done. The umpires brought the bought to an end with Reading taking the well deserved 3 points home to remain unbeaten and top of the league.
A Spartan like performance from Reading with Josh as MOM and Timon as DOD we go heads held high and sticks ready for battle next week.