YHA U19 tournament triumph at Weetwood
May 10th 2014.
The first/last hockey match of the season is always a tough one but ideally this time around it was not. The fresh pigs, captained by Irish Heartthrob and amateur gambler Mark ‘Moirk’ Willis led the boys heroically and triumphantly.
“This week’s game against Rotherham U19 was a chance for a team of nearly entirely freshers to have a game together before the exam period and the summer begins” claimed an excited Willis after the victory at the weekend. Despite being thrilled at the success of this first night on the job,he later made it obvious that “After the 6-0 win the only disappointment was the lack of a boat race at the end of the day”. True to the LUUMHC spirit.
Goal Scorers: Evans, Bucknall, Clarke (2), Boddington, Eastland
Man of the match/Dick of the day: Golding/Willis
Max Exans set the game off to a good start by putting the first goal past the keeper with a top D shot, unfortunately after this he forgot the size of the goal and was seen missing target, which lead to a half time team talk from Carl Smith to remind him of what the goal looked like. George Bucknall put the second past the keeper with an easy tap in. Rob Clarke secured his first, and the team’s third, with an easy deflection into the backboard. Kieran Boddington put the fourth past the keeper on the near post with a soon follow up with Ben Eastland slotting the fifth past the keeper getting the team a 5-0 lead. Solid defence from Goldberg (Chris Golding) sank the ship for one of their forwards when he performed a Jacko-esk flattening to keep the opposition out of our 25 while on the counter. Throughout the game the LUUMHC boys were on top of the opposition and kept a solid performance despite some signs of fatigue the effort never fell and the hunt for more goals continued while Tom Mclean held a strong defence in goals. In the final minutes of the match Rob found the far side netting of the goal through the keeper’s arms while trying to play a hospital pass to put the sixth and final goal past a now sorry looking Rotherham from the base line.