SOMERSET MENS O60 MASTERS REACH THE QUARTER FINALS OF THE TIER 1 ENGLAND HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP - December 5, 2017

Somerset O60 Men have reached the Quarter Finals of the England Hockey Tier 1 Championship after a successful trip to play Devon/Cornwall 1sts on Sunday 26th November.

Having received a bye in Round 1 this match was our first competitive match of the season.  With a few regulars not available but a few new faces to select from we took a strong squad to face opposition we have never beaten in previouse years in the competition.

A bright start saw us take the lead with a well worked goal from Richard Sykes but intense pressure from the home side forced two defensive errors and two quick goals were conceded before half time.

The second half was a different matter with Somerset dominating play and taking the lead with two goals from Jon Marshall both from second phase short corners.

To their credit the hosts fought back with a late rally to snatch a very late equaliser from open play.

In the Penalty Flick contest three outstanding saves from keeper Dave Parker saw us home 3-2.

Next up are Gloucester/Hereford 1sts away on the 14th January.

Nick Kendall
Somerset Masters Hockey
Tel(O)01225385308

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