Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Gondoliers Face A Solid Southampton

 18th Nov 2017

20171015-GondolliersTeamA damp and disappointing afternoon, but hopefully we all got "our bad game" out of the way for the season...

Most of us had watched the 1st Xl draw with Staines before our match but obviously didn't learn from the quick interpassing, excellent basic skills and teamwork that was demonstrated by both teams in their 4 - 4 draw.

Southampton played well, they tackled robustly and passed sensibly. They deserved their win.

We had early chances but our shots went just the wrong side of the posts ...... it was not going to be our day.

The Southampton forwards, well supported by their midfield, kept our defence busy and they put their chances away.

Tactical changes at half time didn't improve our performance and our frustrations got the better of us, particularly with the umpiring. We need to get back to the quick accurate passing that has been so successful this season to date. Many of us were lucky not to be shown a card given the robust umpiring and our verbal contributions to the decisions!

Hopefully we can put this result behind us, learn from our mistakes, and return to our winning ways next week.




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