Match Report

Match Report - 17 Feb 2013, Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 1st Team Outdoor beat Motherwell


Part two of the double header weekend saw Harris travel to Motherwell in the last league fixture before the split . The main aim of the day was to finish top going into the second half of the season. The team was hit with a late night call off from big Fergie W . The devastation was evident , how would we cope ?

Things started well and we took an early lead thanks to chico after a well worked move finshed off with a smart reverse stick finish . However Motherwell equalised soon after and we realised that we were in for a fight. A couple of more well worked goals (and an own goal) saw Harris take a 4-1 lead going into the interval. We were not pleased with our performance and realised things had to improve.

A better second half performance was provided but the scoreline matched that of the first half . So we came away with an 8-2 victory which we would have taken before the game started. A sloppy goal to concede in the second half after Gavin went in a strop at the lack of skill shown by the motherwell forward saw him hit the ball into his foot from not even a metre away. The ball was kicked away and words were exchanged . A short corner was the result which saw motherwell score. Finlay was involved in an off the ball incident . He sent the older , larger motherwell player to the floor with a "deliberate elbow" - aye right . A yellow card was given for this bizarre incident . Special mention to Albert for keeping his brilliant goal scoring record going with another 5 goals also a good debut weekend for winter signing Niall McKay.

Motherwell 2 - 8 Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 1st Team Outdoor