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2nd XI - Match centre

Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian 2
Croydon & Old Whitgiftian 2
Sat 3 Nov 13:00 - South Hockey League - Surrey Area - Division 3 Full time

2nd XI Unlucky to Miss Out on Deserved Win

Trinity 3 - 3 Croydon Old Whits

Another battling display saw Trinity 2's secure a 3-3 draw against Croydon Old Whits. In a surprisingly open game Trinity started brightly, moving the ball around with confidence and stretching the Croydon defence. Some slick passing and a calm finish from Roy Wood saw Trinity take a deserved lead after 10 minutes. However, Croydon responded well, stepped up their passing, and equalised with a well-worked short corner. Nevertheless, Trinity still looked the more threatening team, and re-took the lead after more good build-up play, Roy Wood again finding the net. Unfortunately, some rather sloppy defending led to Trinity conceding a soft second just before half time.

The second half started with Trinity firmly in control and playing some enterprising hockey. The experienced forward-line of Wood, Devaney and Seaman had too much skill and nous for Croydon's defence, whilst youngsters Flanagan and Williams on the left and Barnes and Lara down the right were passing well and controlling possession. Inevitably the pressure told and Trinity finally converted a short corner, Wood firing in from the top to complete an excellent hat-trick. With Trinity winning 3-2 the match turned increasingly fractious as Croydon sought desperately for an equaliser. A magnificent double save from the Croydon keeper kept them in the game, before a good strike from a short corner awarded 2 minutes from the end saw Croydon get a third and a draw the balance of play would suggest flattered them a little.

Nevertheless, despite the frustration of only securing a draw there were many positives for Trinity to take forward in this impressive team performance.

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Other Surrey Area - Division 3 results

Epsom 3
1
4
Guildford [3] Shadows
Horley 1
Royal Holloway 1
Spencer [8] Hurricanes
Camberley & Farnborough 2
Surbiton 5
Merton 1

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Merton 1 4 6
7. Surbiton 5 3 3
8. Guildford [3] Shadows 4 3
9. Epsom 3 3 3
10. Barnes 4 0 0
11. Royal Holloway 1 3 0
12. Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian 2 5 0

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