A tough day in Canterbury!
By steven flower
In a week where availability couldnt be much worse a training ground injury to mark cryer certainly didn’t help. With an early meet and the plucky 2’s down to 12 we were waiting patiently for the never late Alex longly. Alas he didn’t arrive due to the previous weeks injury and some miscommunication with the course. Regardless the 2’s left with 11 only to pick up Kieran Mullen from the 6’s as they drove out the club, what a day for a debut!
The game started at a high pace with Ash feeling the pressure early on. The Canterbury youth had clearly found their feet since we last played them. The defensive unit of Foulger, Pyke, mungo and Gillett dealing with attack after attack but ash struggled to keep the ball. Canterbury found themselves with a turnover ball which they quickly countered from and some silky one touch hockey meant Canterbury were 1-0. Shortly after Canterbury scored a similar goal to go 2-0. A change of tactics at half time saw ash play 4 in the middle. The new stability did see ash soak up the pressure even more at the start of the half although Flower didn’t quite get the message through kicking the ball into Foulger on 3 separate occasions. Two early Canterbury goals from an unlucky deflection off an ash stick to their forward and another that stopped dead on the post ready for a tap in saw ash go 4-0 down. With the game almost out of sight a quick counter saw peely slot home. With ash having a new found confidence they pushed for another which left us open at the back to finish the game 5-1.
Mom Chris waight
Dod Steve Flower