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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 13:23

Hockey: Match Report Selborne vs Queen's

Written by  PJ Cloete

The game was always going to be a cracker with the Queen’s side having won the first encounter at Reunion 1-0.

 Selborne College vs Queens CollegeDespite the Queen’s side maintaining possession and territorial advantage the game was to belong to Selborne. On the day everything was to go right for the hosts with the Queen’s side failing to find their mojo. Unusual lapses in defence opened the Queen’s goals wide and Selborne was to punish these lapses over and over again whilst the Queen’s strikers failed to find the back of the Selborne goals despite numerous opportunities.

Let us take nothing away from the Selborne performance on the day as their players played with passion and drive throughout streaking to a 5-1 lead. Selborne opened the score when a poor clearance saw the ball driven past the Queen’s goalie into the net. Queen’s replied quickly from a penalty flick which Jono Cloete converted to level the scores and the game appeared to be on. Selborne however punished poor defence and clearances over and over to go into the break 3-1 up. At the start of the second half Selborne came out with guns blazing and within the first 8 minutes of the half were 5-1 to the good.

Queen’s were only able to convert one short corner with Matthew Rasmussen making no mistake with his drag flick followed by a flash of good play between the Queen’s forwards being rounded off by Mark Stone to bring the scores to 5-3. Queen’s applied pressure as time ran out with a number of opportunities going to waste. Hats off to Selborne on a game well played. Queen’s will regroup as they have a bye this week end followed by Cambridge away and Dale at home.

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