Season’s end for men of the stick

Thursday 19th March 2020 11:38 am
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Abergavenny Hockey Club’s men team played their last home game of the season last Saturday against third in the league Leominster.

The first-half was a tough affair with no goals. After the team talks Abergavenny came out stronger in the second-half and kept more possession.

This led to a cracking run down the wing from Manny Trailor who hit the ball into the ‘D’ for Luc Greaves to score the only goal of the game.

There were a couple of extra chances from Abergavenny and one close shot from Leominster that required a good save from Chris Taylor ( who was also celebrating his 18th birthday and last home game for the team before going to university next year).

Overall, a great win from Abergavenny to ensure they stay out of the relegation for the season and secure another year in the Marches league division.

Captain Nick Pritchard explained, “It was a tough season but we saw some great hockey and commitment from all the players this year. I would like to say a massive thank-you to all involved.”

Abergavenny Ladies first team welcomed an unbeaten and top of the league Cardiff University side.

Having drawn their last three games, Abergavenny were in a need of a win.

Despite Cardiff Uni’s unbeaten record, Abergavenny went in with confidence. This put Cardiff on the back foot which allowed Abergavenny’s Becky Klappholz to score within the first 10 minutes. Throughout the first half Abergavenny continued to maintain possession and work hard in defence to deny Cardiff of any opportunities.

With Abergavenny leading the way at half-time, it was all to play for.

Cardiff started the half well and managed to get themselves down into Abergavenny’s D, but after some great defending and goal keeping skills Cardiff Uni found the back of the net.

Abergavenny were not going to settle for another draw and showed great determination and skill to move the ball around the pitch and work their way towards the goal.

After pressing Cardiff right back into their own half and winning a few short corners, Abergavenny’s Charlie Haydock and Nelly Daniel both scored, making it 3-1 at the close of play.

A fantastic achievement for Abergavenny’s Ladies which has taken them one step closer to promotion.

Abergavenny Seconds travelled to Bridgend this weekend taking a squad of just 11. Despite Bridgend scoring very quickly in the first half, Abergavenny held their own throughout and managed to work together to have some attacking chances as well as a short corner.

The overall score was 6-0 to Bridgend.

Despite the score Abergavenny played well as a team and enjoyed the match throughout.

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