This is the HHC Mens Vets Squad.
Captain: Jonathan Roy
Team Manager: Iain Lynch
League: Wessex Super Vets Alliance
Current Position: 7
Total Goals: 1927
Total Cards: 18
LATEST MATCH REPORTS
vs Tournament - 27 Apr 2019
Home Score: 6 - Opposition Score: 7
Match Result: Loss
vs Epsom - 23 Mar 2019
Home Score: 4 - Opposition Score: 2
Match Result: Win
The penultimate match of the season and the Spring air seemed to inspire the Vets to produce one of their best performances of the year against Epsom Vagabonds who were currently sitting in second place in the league. Captain Roy addressed the Vets before the start with a clear strategy and game plan, which was for once adhered to by the team. Quarterly substitutions can sometimes upset the balance of the side, but the pre-planning worked, and all thirteen players shared in a fine performance by both the team and the individual players.
The Vets were fastest out of the blocks, and an opening goal by Lynch after five minutes demonstrated to Epsom that we had made the journey across Surrey with a desire to win. Epsom battled back, but man marking and accurate passing helped the Vets until a short corner strike brought the scores level. Previously this may have dented confidence, but the Vets resumed their game plan and an excellent reverse stick strike by Prichard at the end of a long attacking run produced a fine goal and 2 - 1 lead at the break.
Mirroring the start of the match, the Vets scored a third goal courtesy of Blackmore shortly after the restart, and the Vets grew in confidence, as Epsom started making hard work of finding a way through a defence that stuck to their marking duties. Hughes, Rubin and Milne-Home ensured attacks were well defended, and a sprightly Kirkham, working well with Roy in the centre, helped the Vets to start to enjoy their dominance, forcing the Epsom keeper to produce a number of smart saves However, with Lynch adding a fourth goal, an unusual confidence spread through the Vets and Epsom flagged, but continued to maintain their attacking pressure. Lindars in goal must have been inspired by the team’s performance and kept out a number of shots at goal, although Epsom added a second goal from a short corner, in the last quarter. Sewell, Kirkham, Inman and Bottoms all covered large areas of the pitch to mark and suppress their opponents and a final result of 4 - 2 was a deserved result, albeit a little late in the season!
vs Guildford - 17 Nov 2018
Home Score: 3 - Opposition Score: 2
Match Result: Win
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