A tough away game was in order when we went to top of the table Somerset Gryphons. The game started positively with some good possession and team work leading to us putting some pressure on their defence. The pressure continued with a couple of chances being carved out but we were unable to convert. Gryphons attacked well and also had several chances of their own but some fine defending and goal keeping managed to keep them at bay. Gryphons scored their two goals in quick succession near to half time when some quick breaks through midfield lead to them converting the shots from just inside the D.
We didn’t let our heads drop and started the second half well. A sublime solo effort from Ben Davison led to our goal within the first two minutes of the second half. He intercepted a Gryphons ball in midfield before surging forward past three of their defenders to let off a strike from just inside the D to the bottom corner of the goal past their outstretched keeper. The game continued in an evenly fought way with both sides creating several chances but the defences held firm. A draw would have been a fair result but we were unable to get the elusive equaliser. Nevertheless the team can be proud of the effort everyone put in and the way we continued to play some really nice hockey throughout the game.