MENS MASTERS XI - 20/06/2021 VS ST NEOTS O50 (A)
TEAM: Mens Masters XI
FIXTURE: Mens Masters XI VS 20/06/2021
HEADLINE: Clinical corners
In a most entertaining encounter City emerged victorious against their hosts.
Despite starting very well and creating numerous chances that led to good saves or hitting the post 3 times (John Whitlam needs to go to spec savers) shots that were just wide it City went 1-0 down after 25 mins due to a breakaway move down the right. Undeterred City immediately broke own the right thanks to Charlie Langford whose cross deflected into the top corner by Ian Andrew’s.
The remainder of the half saw City press with David Broadway and Simon Nesbit linking well with the ever youthful Paul Roy to generate a number of chances. Half time 1-1.
Following a simple team talk from hop along manager for the day Simon Black City upped their tempo and made it 2-1 courtesy of a Geoff Spencer penalty corner flick in the 43rd minute. Charlie Langford then made it 3-1 following a nice penalty corner variation in the58th match minute. Whilst City became more and more dominant they were thankful to some stirring defence (Geoff and Nick) and some fine tracking back (Mark Bailey, Paul, John x 2). City completed the scoring in the 65th minute thanks to a 1:2 Geoff- Charlie- Geoff penalty corner.
An enjoyable game played in good spirit.
Paul Roy was man of the match for his combination of tireless running and dynamic passing.