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Men's 3rd XI - Match centre

Horsham 3s
Brighton and Hove Hockey Club
Sat 21 Oct 15:00 - League Full time

Bending’s Boys battered by Brian but bounce back brilliantly

Skipper screaming uncontrollably

The threes went to Horsham on the back of two defeats and languishing in the early league table. A civilised start of 3 PM allowed Jamie ‘retro’ Hendrick to recover from his 5 AM bedtime and allowed him time to pack his leather holdall. The punctual meet at the impeccable Christ’s Hospital provided ample opportunity for the senior members of the team to discuss the pros and cons of private education.
The game started at a slow pace with Brighton controlling the flow. A few flurries into the opposition D provided the first of many short corners. Richard ‘negativity’ Wilmott had several dragflick attempts saved during the match but the deadlock was finally broken when Retroman provided a gentle finish under the on rushing keeper. It remained 1-0 to Brighton at half time with the rare Horsham opportunities arising due to defensive errors.

The second half showed true dominance by Brighton; camped in the opposition half for the majority of the period. Good performances from the Weirwolf and Scarface in the middle provided some of the ammunition for the frontline. After a hatful of chances 2 of the softest goals you will ever see were scored by JC and Retroman. 3-0 to Brighton and exhibition Hockey was being played. Rob Nob learnt to hit the ball and almost decapitated a defender with a vicious shot. Solid performances across the back line kept an important clean sheet and overall a comfortable win.

Special mention to Hehir bear for not touching the ball in the second half but still managing to tweak his hamstring and for our Skipper screaming uncontrollably in the second half. A good performance by John Porter was only tainted by waves of nausea requiring a five minute sit down.
Roll on the 4s!!

Man of the match: Jamie Hendrick
DOD: Ed Bending
Baking score: 7.1

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