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Mens 1st Team - Match centre

Newcastle Uni 3rds
Jesmond PC 1sts
Full time
D Clarke (20' , 30' )
Sat 7 Oct 10:30 - North East Hockey League - Premier League Attendance 5

Winning start extends to 3 games

Fantastic team performance

"A team must defend with the same desire and application in which it attacks" J. Greenshields 2016

On a warm Saturday in October the men's 1s finally took these wise words to heart and showed what playing like a true team can do.

Nick and Jonny had outlined before the game how important it was to press the uni team effectively to squeeze them out and limit their space. This was shown throughout the game as JPC forced the uni to play the ball around the back before making a mistake and giving JPC the ball back. On the rare occasion they did get past they found themselves to be no match for the rocks in defense of Simon Baker, Henry Mullen, George Moore, Matt Nicholson and Pete Basta. Throughout the game Jonny Greenshields only had a couple of saves to make which highlighted how well the team, and the defense in particular, played.

Going forward both Hamish Burnett and Andy Cockerill were fantastic, ruining their opposite numbers and once again showing the older guys how hockey should be played. Andy ran the right back around so much he was seen whimpering after the game on the sideline.

But JPC needed to score to make the effort worthwhile. Up steps Dan Clarke. The first goal was scored when the ball was worked well from the midfield to Michael Davison up top on the edge of the D. Through a combination of dribbling and being tackled the ball fell to Dan on the edge of the D for a first time slap into the goal. Great finish, 1-0.

The second goal came after some more excellent pressure on the press by JPC. With no options the uni player played a weak pass across the half way line which was intercepted by Dan Clarke on the charge. Beating the first 2 players he charged towards the D, leaving the uni players (and some JPC centre forwards) trailing in his wake. Beating the last defender he drew the keeper to the left before calmly finishing into the bottom right corner. Fantastic run, 2-0.

The second half was more excellent teamwork and defending from JPC and the game finished with the only thoughts being how we had not won by more!

9 points out of 9 to start the season. Fantastic stuff and hopefully more points to come at a difficult clash with Durham Uni this weekend.

Key moments

20:00
Goal Dan Clarke scores for Jesmond PC 1sts
30:00
Goal Dan Clarke scores for Jesmond PC 1sts

Highlights

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70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jonny Greenshields keeps a clean sheet for Jesmond PC 1sts
70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Henry Mullen keeps a clean sheet for Jesmond PC 1sts
70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Matthew Nicholson keeps a clean sheet for Jesmond PC 1sts
70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
George Moore keeps a clean sheet for Jesmond PC 1sts
70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Simon Baker keeps a clean sheet for Jesmond PC 1sts
70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Peter Basta keeps a clean sheet for Jesmond PC 1sts
70:00 Player of the Match
Peter Basta is awarded player of the match for Jesmond PC 1sts
End of period 1
30:00 Goal 0 - 2
Dan Clarke scores for Jesmond PC 1sts
20:00 Goal 0 - 1
Dan Clarke scores for Jesmond PC 1sts
20:00 Assist
Michael Davison makes an assist for Jesmond PC 1sts
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As it happened

  • Newcastle Uni 3rds
  • Jesmond PC 1sts
  • 0
  • Dan Clarke Goal 20:00'
  • Michael Davison Assist 20:00'
  • Dan Clarke Goal 30:00'

Team selection

Greenshields, Jonny Greenshields, Jonny
Mullen, Henry Mullen, Henry
Moore, George Moore, George
Nicholson, Matthew Nicholson, Matthew
Heyward, Nicholas Heyward, Nicholas
Fowler, Tom Fowler, Tom
Robertson, Stephen Robertson, Stephen
Clarke, Dan Clarke, Dan
Allen, Steven Allen, Steven
Duffy, Craig Duffy, Craig
Davison, Michael Davison, Michael

League round up

Other Premier League results

Durham Uni 4ths
3
3
Stockton 2nds
4
4
Sunderland Broom 1sts
4
5
Newcastle Uni 2nds

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Jesmond PC 1sts 22 40
2. Morpeth 1sts 11 31
3. Durham City 1sts 16 30
4. Durham Uni 4ths 12 27
5. Newcastle Uni 2nds 11 19
6. Sunderland Broom 1sts 11 15
7. Tynedale 1sts 10 13

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