Impressive First Performance for Mixed Side
By Sutton Valence Hockey Club
Good performance in first Mixed game of the summer.
Sutton Valence Hockey Clubs new mixed side played a very strong Holcombe side on Thursday evening at the Prep School. The fixture was rearranged from the previous Friday due to the early time slot at Folkestone making it impossible for both sides to raise a team.
Sutton Valence went ahead early on in the game with a barrage of shots on the keeper eventually being put home by Georgie Pares. Holcombe unfortunately equalized soon after with a well placed shot beating the impressive Ricky O'Neil Playing in goal. Half time score 1-1.
After the break the home side enjoyed their best play and put the Holcombe side under immense pressure for the first 10 mins with the Holcombe keeper pulling off some fine saves. Notably Emma Worsford caused the defense a whole host of trouble. Unfortunately the home side began to tire after this allowing Holcombe back in to game. Finley who had taken over between the sticks made many good saves but unfortunately Holcombe forwards beat the defense to the resulting rebounds.
Ricky now on pitch was denied by the keeper in a 1 on 1 at the end. The final score was 1-5 but the team performed well against an impressive opposition. It was the first time the team had come together and everybody played well.
The next game is against local rivals Marden at Folkestone on Friday 12th of June 8.00 pb.