Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Gondoliers thieves at work in fading minutes v Woking Pitts

 24th Oct 2015

As the saying goes, we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat....

A strong Woking side eventually, half way through the second half, capitalised on one of their opportunities with a well struck short corner for 0-1.

They then seemed to sit back on their lead and allowed the Gondoliers to strike back with two well taken short corners - the last one within five minutes of the final whistle. A disconsolate, bewildered Pitts side trudged off the pitch, mumbling to themselves in disbelief that one of their strongest sides should give the game away to a Gondolier side that struggled throughout the game to contain a lively and mobile opposition!

Guildford was very sympathetic after the game having been in a similar position many times before but explained that we had refined our short corner technique and lulled them into a false sense of security with our first six sterile short corners before showing them how it should be done. 2-1 to the hosts.

It is also possible that Woking had been traumatised by the antics of the two sides playing before us, when Chichester and the Pilgrims were locked in mortal combat, in a particularly noisy and rumbustious encounter fraught with emotion, bad behaviour and coloured cards.

Tom Carney


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