Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Gondoliers' Honour Restored on Cold Icy Day

 25th Nov 2017

20171015-GondolliersTeamIt was a cold Saturday afternoon as the Gondoliers took to the pitch, still somewhat stunned from the previous week's performance against Southampton. However, there was an undercurrent of determination to re-establish the honour of the team.

The game started well, with the midfield being allowed room to pass and move looking for that opportunity to strike at the Amersham goal. Kuhle at centre forward found himself battling to find a way through the Amersham defence which seemed to be marking him on (at least) a 3 to 1 basis (I don’t think even Sturgess has manged to attract this level of attention).

But even facing these odds Kuhle secured the first Gondoliers goal and with ongoing pressure and determination a short corner lead to Mullins securing a second goal.

As the whistle blew for half time the Gondoliers settled down to listen to the words of wisdom from their Captain wondering if the journey to restore the team’s honour had begun.

The second half saw a more determined Amersham return to the pitch with the Gondolier defence holding back the occasional charges from the Amersham attack and Josh playing formidably in goal, successfully holding off 4 (or was it 5) short corners in a row. Space was still being found in the midfield but the close marking of the opposition defence was not allowing the Guildford attack to find the back of the net.

As the game neared its end and the temperature continued to drop, the umpires conferred about the icing up of the pitch and decided to finish the game 8 minutes early; not to be put off by this, Amersham were offered the opportunity of finishing the game on the sand pitch, but they politely declined.


2-0 to the Gondoliers and honour (at least partly) restored.



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