Reading Refills 2 London Wayfarers 1By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 24th, 2013 • Category: Match Reports, Refills
On a buoyant start to the season with friendly matches, the first league game came around on the Sonning Lane Sand pitch against London Wayfarers. With such diversity of talent on the pitch what would happen over the next 7 minutes was not a very safe bet down at Ladbrokes!
There was some centre of the park tussling then then Rory Tuzza nicked an interception and drove the ball into the oppositions D from the half way line then proceeded to drive the ball about as far as he could possibly go with a positive outcome and he proceeded to slot it into left hand corner in front of the crowd who cheered to a gleeful 4 sets of hands clapping! Boom.
There was some interplay and Nick Hawking arrived very late to the game and as impact sub proceeded to make, what can only be described as, NO impact. Back to the drawing board Hawking… It was a hard fought half but the Refills went into it 1 goal up.
In the second half Reading Refills stayed ahead until the goal scorer turned his skill to something else – Rory Tuzza stopped the ball on a 5 pence for the opposition to collect in the D a mere 5 metres away from goal in a short corner routine fashion – then his shoes took his momentum away from the ball leaving it sitting stationary and open for the opposition to miss hit the ball with the top of his hook sending old Rav to his right but accidentally launching the ball into the right corner of the goal.
Later on in the second half Lavers located the holes in his stick and managed to pass more balls down the right wing and feeding up to Tino who ran well and showed his stop start skills whilst Rory Mac tried to bounce the ball into the ground then juggle on the run, not very successfully I may add!
With a mere 8 mintes to go and at stale mate, the big dog stepped up – Rob Farrow launched a pen corner into the top corner of the goal to the delight of all including captain Lavers, the dwindling crowd and the captain of vice – Denchy.
A Win to the start of the season with a risky 2 – 1