M6s vs Gravesham – 26th Oct 13

Old Bordenian 0 – 0 Gravesham 


At last a league point on the board, but it should have been three. Playing against the 10 men of Gravesham, the OBs dominated this game from the start and unlike previous weeks played with intensity for the full seventy minutes. A game Gravesham team attacked when they got a chance, which was not that often, but all attacks were easily dealt with by a resolute defence. A real positive for the OBs was the performance of young Sam O’Brien, who grew in stature as the game progressed and deservedly won the man of the match award. With SteveWillis and Paul Smith urging the team forward and the guesting Ross Waitt, Di Wellman and Stirling Campbell driving through the visiting defence, a number of good opportunities were created, but none converted. The new look attacking partnership of Kev Cracknell and Jamie Henley looked dangerous from the start, going close on a number of occasions, with Henley in particular wondering how he had not scored, having hit the post with a powerhouse drive and having a goal disallowed for a strike deemed to be dangerous The Gravesham goal led a charmed life, with balls flying just wide or forcing saves from their excellent keeper, by the end more than half of the home side had had an opportunity to score. It was no surprise, when the visitors celebrated wildly at the final whistle, while the home side trooped off, as if they had lost.


The OBs can take some consolation in that each week they are improving and at times during this match played some excellent hockey.




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