Reading Refills 3 Wimbledon 0By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: Match Reports, Refills
It was October 19th …
The scene was set…
The day was upon us….
Could the best looking team in RHC continue their unbeaten start…
In simple terms….Yes.
The Refills turned up to the lane with the usual buzz they bring when they turn up to a hockey venue. The ladies 1st XI had just played and won comfortably, although they were excited about this, not much could contain their excitement for getting to meet and watch the Refills play.
The warm up was good and much of the chat was about Ed Lowe selling RHC onesies and his undeniable love for Tom Carson and his great business sense and hockey ability. After an intense warm up and inspirational chat from captain Lavers we moved onto the pitch ready and raring to go.This was scuppered by the water base pitch having too much water on it. Not wanting to let this distract us, we did what all good teams do, got into a huddle and had a chat.
After the water had finally drained, we started. Starting at a good tempo and moving the ball around nicely the refills created opportunity after opportunity mainly through their dynamite Youth Scott Wall. After 15 mins of intense pressure the Wimbledon defence parted and Kirk burst through into the D,enticing the keeper to come out and give him a jolly good boot and earn a penalty stroke. Scott Wall brimming with confidence on and off the pitch stepped up and slotted one home. Scoring the stroke as well.
The game took an unusual turn when it slowed down too a snails pace. A penalty corner was awarded. Rob Farrow stepped up, flicked one deceivingly quickly at the keeper. No time to react the ball hit the keeper and bounced kindly for Tim Armatige to knock in. Thank you to our Rustler import for the day.
The half time team talk consisted of more of the same, and let’s score lots of goals.
The second half had lots more beaut hockey from all involved, trying to earn their place for Lille next weekend with the 1stXI. Safe to say it didn’t happen. With the game coming to a close, Tim Club Captain Hamilton got the ball in the D and cooly flicked it against the opponents stick to score. 3-0 is how it finished. Grant the Demon Barber got in his usual scrap, we were all backing the other chap though. Special mention to Ed Lowe and Scott Wall for avoiding yellow cards somehow.
MOM Can’t really remember
COTD Grant Barber (main reason terrible hair cut)