M6 vs Canterbury Squires – 12th Oct 13

Old Bordenians  3 – 6  Canterbury Squires

The OB’s looked to have put last week’s dismal performance behind them, when they took control of the game from the start and continued to dominate for the first fifteen minutes pegging Canterbury into their own half and going close to scoring on several occasions, they were finally rewarded for their dominance, when Meaning adroitly finished off a sweeping move, from close range. Strangely, within minutes, the OB’s then managed to implode, as Steers went on a bizarre dribble from his own corner flag towards his own goal area, was dispossessed, and Canterbury gave keeper Henley no chance of saving, The visitors then grew in confidence, playing high tempo, swift passing hockey, scoring a further three times before half, one of which included an unfortunate own goal off Smith

To redress the scoreline deficit, the OB’s took the game to the visitors, but were rocked backwards, when Canterbury added two further scores at the start of the half. Rather than drop their heads, the OB’s intensified their efforts and with Steers now driving the team forward from the back, they applied considerable pressure to the visitor’s goal, initially pulling a score back from a poacher’s finish from Cracknell and added a further score, when Ruane converted a penalty corner. Despite creating some further opportunities, the OB’s eventually ran out of time and were left to rue a bleak passage of play in the first half.

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