Valuable win away from home
The M1’s travelled to fortress Gymkhana on Saturday with a full-strength side. This was the first ‘top of the table’ clash of the 2019/20 season with both teams going into this game with four wins from four.
As expected, the game was played with tremendous passion from the home side. The passion of this club is undeniable and is the secret to their success over the years. The Guildford Men made a good start and took a little sting out of the home side with a goal within the first five minutes, calmly finished by Matt Fitter.
From then on, neither team really took the ascendency with possession arguably 60-40 in favour of Indian Gymkhana. At 3-1 up, Guildford had two sure chances to finish off the game. Unfortunately, it was a goal on the other end to make it a very tense 3-2 finish.
Matt Fitter was the standout individual from both sides, putting in a tremendous shift. Ross Fergusson and Jason Ellis Woodley worked tirelessly in attack and defence. Jayme Crouch held his nerve and made a few crucial saves to keep us ahead.
Harry Relph was having another fantastic game until his teeth were taking out by the Gymkhana right wing. We have to remind ourselves that he is only 17 and is dominating some seasoned campaigners in the league. It is shame it took a stick to the head to get him off the pitch. We wish him a speedy and full recovery.
GHC M1 3 – 2 Indian Gymkhana
- Dan Fox (Penalty Stroke)
- Jason Ellis Woodley
- Matt Fitter
Man of the Match: Matt Fitter