Match Report - 15 Sep 2012, Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 2nd Team Outdoor lost to Grove Menzieshill III
Harris 2nds started their Midlands league campaign with a narrow reverse at the hands of Grove Menzieshill 3rds. A youthful 2nd team (two 14 year olds; two 15 year olds and two 17 year olds) put in a good performance against a strong GM 3rds (no regional league game for their twos) but ultimately ran out of steam conceding a very late score which left little or no time to redress the balance. Ryan 'Bull' Watson opened the scoring for Harris after 55seconds and with more careful finishing a two or three goal cushion may have been in place. However, as older legs wearied a freak shot from an impossible angle managed to find its way into the Harris net just as umpire Wright was about to blow for half time. The second half saw an open game develop with both sides having chances both from open play and penalty corners but just as it looked like a share of the spoils would be the end result a speculative lob into the Harris 25m was misjudged by the Harris skipper allowing GM a one-on -one with Steve McIlravey and after a sclaffed shot the ball dribbled into the corner of the goal.
Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 2nd Team Outdoor 1 - 2 Grove Menzieshill III