M6s vs Wellcome – 19th Oct 13

Wellcome 3 – 1 Old Bordenian 

Old Bordenian 6th X1 played better, had an improved score-line, but still no league points.  After the early exchanges, Wellcome took control of this game, with the OBs struggling to clear their lines and playing the game almost continuously in their own half. Wellcome’s dominance brought them a brace of goals, but it could easily have been four or five. The OBs got a goal back against the run of play, when Pat Ruane converted from a penalty corner. This goal seemed to lift the visitors and by the end of the half they were competing well. The second half was far more competitive, with the OBs’ defence well marshalled by Jamie Henley and Paul Smith, coupled with Ruane and Jim Steers pushing them forward and wing midfielders Stirling Campbell and Dave Meaning seeing more of the ball. The OBs posed more of a threat going forward and Terry Bollard should have equalized when played in by Ruane, but had his shot saved easily. Bordenians seemed to have equalized when the umpire awarded them a second goal, but Kev Cracknell admitted to having played the ball with his foot. A number of the OBs’ most potent attacks were now coming from

long aerials launched by man of the match Henley and again Bollard could have added a second when one such aerial was flicked goalwards by Cracknell


Wellcome added a third, which gave them adequate relief to run out winners. On a positive note, the OBs competed well for most of the match and managed to avoid an own goal for the first time in this league campaign




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