Normal service resumed today, winning 6-2 at home to Swansea C in our first Sunday game of the season, rearranged thanks to Storm Ciara. Some lovely hockey in the first half but like the previous two games, not much to show for our dominance – a solitary goal from Robbie Williams. It could and should have been so much more but the hangover in front of goal from the last two games seemed to be persisting. And then the second half started with ten minutes of mercurial hockey. A second goal came after Hobbes won the ball in midfield, fed Alex who drove into the right-hand side of the D and squared to Robbie for a slot-in. A third came when Jake found Luke in the D and his reverse was still rising when it hit the roof of the net, reminiscent of his goal from a few weeks ago. A fourth came when Alex reacted quickest to a loose ball after a ball drilled in by Doey – but no, disallowed for a lifted ball. A little sniff of a chance for Swansea when they scored from a muffed short but the mercurial hockey quickly resumed and a fourth came when Winge pounced on a save by the keeper from Robbie’s flick, a fifth when Luke entered the D late to drill a loose ball into the corner, and a sixth when Robbie fired the ball across from the left to find Kian unmarked on the far post. A late consolation for Swansea but we nearly had the last laugh when Winge just put wide a square ball from Robbie (probably surprised he passed). Today’s performance saw a solid defence, a creative and tenacious midfield, and a fluid attack – irresistible on the day. Man-of-the-Match, almost unanimously, for a near faultless performance playing out of position at the bottom of the diamond was James.
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