This past weekend we were back at home to play in front of a good home crowd. Thank you to the club members who stayed after their own games to watch, it was very much appreciated.
The game was all ours; possession, territory, meaningful opportunities and home ground advantage. Unfortunately for us, however, none of that counted when we went into the half time break 0-1 down.
We toiled hard in the second half with another dominating 35min. We scored twice to take the lead and it looked as if we might run away with it. Alas, we’ve potentially given the Gag House some decent material - we somehow managed to concede again and share the spoils.
It was a junior show all round, the Man of the Match award was shared between Will Ferguson and Harry Relph, who are both only 18. And it was another junior, Ben Rees, who scored a respectable goal.
While on the subject of juniors; the National Schools Championships had their semi-finals mid-week, and eight players from Guildford HC between Reed's and RGS Guildford took part. Great to see.
We have secured fourth, a good achievement as newcomers to the league. We play league winners (leaders at this stage) on Saturday with a depleted squad due to the early push back time.
But this is the beauty of sport – it’ll be 0-0 at the beginning and anyone’s game to win.
GHC M1 2-2 Banbury HC
MoM: Relph and Will Ferguson
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