The Men's 1st XI are back to winning ways this week...
The Men’s 1s have made a solid start to the 2018/19 season, winning their first game against West Hampstead and fighting hard to come from behind to claim a point against a tidy Trojans side. On Saturday, a full-strength team arrived at local rivals Woking HC for their third fixture of the season and showed the home side ‘a thing or two’ about goal scoring, with a convincing 5-1 victory.
The partisan home crowd spurred the Woking men’s side into making an excellent start, but as the crowd wandered off to top up on some more golden ale, the GHC men took full advantage of the lull, and scored three quick goals.
The St George’s College youngster, Sanderson, was first on the score sheet with a neat finish on the far post. A perfectly timed substitution from James Relph resulted in an easy finish for Remke. Sanderson doubled his tally with another classy finish immediately after half time.
Then, well into the second half, the most bizarre of circumstances unfolded as our South African GK was shown a green card and a stroke awarded for a routine passage of play. The drama was not yet over, as Jake ‘Bruce Grobelaar’ Vincent, stepped forward to act as kicking back for the stroke. What a save!!! Only to be let down by the boos and unrelenting shouting of the home players that forced the umpires into allowing the stroke to be taken again. On the second attempt, the Woking forward slotted the ball into the corner.
If anything, our poor luck reignited the intensity that this new crop of Guildford players has in their locker, scoring a further two goals and absolutely dominating the last 12 minutes of what was ultimately a bizarre game of hockey.
Thanks to Woking Hockey Club for hosting us and we wish you all the best for the remainder of your season.
Thanks again this week to James and Tony for doing a super job in managing the bench.
Man of the match: Tylo Remke
Remke (2), Sanderson (2), Gonzalo (1)
Next week the men are at home against the in form London Academicals.