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Sutton Valence 3 - Match centre

Sevenoaks Acorns
Sutton Valence 3
Full time
A Barr (15' , 10' )
Sat 7 Oct TBC - Kent Men's Outdoor Hockey League - Open Premier C

Youthful Sevenoaks dominate aging Valence side

Youthful Sevenoaks dominate aging Valence side

Sutton Valence 3's were looking to bounce back from the previous weeks result against a youthful Sevenoaks team. The game started with Sutton Valence dominating the majority of the first 15 minutes. The early pressure was paid back when a clearance pass from Sevenoaks was cut out mid-way through Valences half, giving us the opportunity to counter. Some smart quick passing culminated in Andy Barr slotting the ball home to give Sutton Valence a 1-0 lead. From that moment on, Sevenoaks upped their work rate making it difficult for Valence to clear the ball from their half. The continued pressure led to a defensive mistake at the back which gifted Sevenoaks an equaliser, and a few minutes later they score another taking a 2-1 lead into half time.

It was clear that fitness was going to cause the biggest concerns for Sutton Valence as this was the first game back for many of the team. Play throughout the second half was stretched, leaving large gaps in the middle of the pitch. The superior fitness of Sevenoaks eventually took its toll, with Valence conceding 4 goals in the final 20 minutes, with the game ending 6-1 to Sevenoaks. With fitness the main issue, the 3's look towards Tuesday night training to put some miles on the clock to help with this coming weekend.

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Key moments

Goal Andrew Barr scores for Sutton Valence 3
Goal Andrew Barr scores for Sutton Valence 3


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Gareth Davies is awarded player of the match for Sutton Valence 3
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15:00 Goal 0 - 2
Andrew Barr scores for Sutton Valence 3
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Andrew Barr scores for Sutton Valence 3
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  • Sevenoaks Acorns
  • Sutton Valence 3
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  • Andrew Barr Goal 10:00'
  • Andrew Barr Goal 15:00'

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League round up

Other Open Premier C results

Cliftonville 2
Ashford 4
Deal 2
Sevenoaks 7
Canterbury Griffins
Holcombe 4a
Tunbridge Wells 4
Herne Bay 3


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Sevenoaks Acorns 22 28
7. Tunbridge Wells 4 22 28
8. Deal 2 22 26
9. Holcombe 4a 22 24
10. Burnt Ash 5 22 22
11. Sutton Valence 3 22 21
12. Cliftonville 2 22 8

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