Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Gondos in 2-6 But Valliant Defeat to Woking

 2nd Nov 2019

20191130-MensGondosTeamThe wind blew, the 1st team won by a cricket score and the Gondos turned up to play against the league leaders Woking.

It was apparent from the outset that this was going to be a tough game. Woking had a number of new faces and a large squad with extras on the bench.

The game started with Woking mounting wave after wave of attacks. Having missed their first two attempts at goal - both of which they probably should have taken - they quickly got in the groove and were 2 - 0 up inside of the first ten minutes. Their midfield were controlling the game and, although Eales in goal made some valliant saves, the Gondos' defence was being over-run.

With Mullins dropping back, in an attempt to stem the supply to Woking's main playmaker, the Gondos started to get into the game. Herrmann and Windsor-Lewis were winning more ball in midfield and feeding the dangerous Sturgess and Howells up front. Midway through the first half, Howells forced a very good save from the Woking keeper who had to make a couple more saves prior to half time.

The second half started poorly again for the Gondos. The Woking team, enlivend after the rest, poured through in numbers once again and scored two more quick goals to take the score to 0 - 4.

With renewed vigour, and keen to get the Gondos onto the scoreboard, Windsor-Lewis threw himself into the forward line. The ball started to run for the attackers and Sturgess finally broke free of the Woking defence to score. Although the extra attacking threat brought dividends, it left the Gondos very stretched in defence and Woking scored once more before Sturgess again managed to find the back of the net.

At 2 - 5, the game had long gone, but a tired Gondos team conceded one more to an unfortunate interception before the umpires blew full time. 2 - 6 was the final score; a valiant effort in what was never really an equal contest.   

     

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