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Mens 1st Team - Match centre

Jesmond PC 1sts
Durham Uni 4ths
M Davison (68' )
Full time
Sat 14 Oct 12:00 - North East Hockey League - Premier League

Hard lesson


Team spirit fights through!

"There will be many failures sprinkled among the success you enjoy" Marv Levy, Buffalo Bills Head coach for 4 consecutive losing Super Bowls.

After winning the first 3 games of the season an understrength JPC faced a more difficult and skilled opponent in Durham Uni 4s.

Straight from the off Durham put JPC under pressure with Jonny Greenshields being forced to make numerous saves throughout the day. Within 10 minutes Durham had scored 2 goals and JPC were struggling to get out of their half. As halftime approached Durham managed to score a third goal to make the deficit 3-0.

After stirring words from Nick Heyward JPC started the second half strongly and did not concede any goals from open play for the remainder of the game....

As the game wore on JPCs defense became tired from 55 minutes of hard defending and conceded 3 short corners late, all expertly put away by Durham.

When it seemed there was going to be nothing to show from their effort JPC finally earned the true moral victory in the game. 6-0 with 2 minutes to play Craig Duffy stole the ball on the half way line and played a beautiful 1-2 with Steve Allen. Craig raced past the left back before putting a fantastic ball across the D for Michael Davison to slot under the keep on the reverse. Cheers all round, though sadly time expired before the comeback could be finished. 6-1 but plenty of work for next week.

Special shout outs to Nick Craig and Steven for running hard in the midfield all day, so much so that Nick had to spend the last 10 minutes gasping for air on the sideline. Thanks to Jonny for keeping the score in single figures and a deserved man on the match for Craig for an excellent midfield performance. Back to winning ways next week!

Key moments

Goal Michael Davison scores for Jesmond PC 1sts


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70:00 Player of the Match
Craig Duffy is awarded player of the match for Jesmond PC 1sts
68:00 Goal 1 - 0
Michael Davison scores for Jesmond PC 1sts
68:00 Assist
Craig Duffy makes an assist for Jesmond PC 1sts
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As it happened

  • Jesmond PC 1sts
  • Durham Uni 4ths
  • 0
  • Michael Davison Goal 68:00'
  • Craig Duffy Assist 68:00'

Team selection

Greenshields, Jonny Greenshields, Jonny
Baker, Simon Baker, Simon
Nicholson, Matthew Nicholson, Matthew
Moore, George Moore, George
Darling, George Darling, George
Heyward, Nicholas Heyward, Nicholas
Allen, Steven Allen, Steven
Cockerill, Andrew Cockerill, Andrew
Duffy, Craig Duffy, Craig
Davison, Michael Davison, Michael

League round up

Other Premier League results

Hild Bede 1sts
Sunderland Broom 1sts
Newcastle Uni 2nds
Stockton 2nds
Newcastle Uni 3rds


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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