Match Report

Match Report - 06 Sep 2014, Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 1st Team Outdoor drew with Highland

There were very few chances during the first part of the game with Highland enjoying more possession and Harris looking dangerous on the counter attack. Harris came close to opening the scoring in the 21st minute when a through ball from defence was deflected on by Neil to put Gav through against the Highland keeper who saved well. Two minutes later Pete Black had a shot saved well.Highland opened the scoring in 27 minutes from the first short corner of the game and scored again two minutes later from another short corner.
Half-time Highland 2 Harris 0
Harris were more of an attacking force in the second half and three minutes into the half Ferg Wilson had a shot saved by the keeper. Shortly after Ferg collected the ball and found Finlay Wright pushed forward to win a long corner. Eleven minutes into the half Harris missed a short corner but two minutes later Euan Simpson scored from another short corner. Harris were pressing for an equaliser and another short corner was missed before Ferg looked to have levelled the scores after 16 minutes only to have his goal disallowed for a previous infringement. Shortly after this Highland scored from a counter-attack to make it 3-1. Harris continued to press and short corners in the 23rd and 24th minutes were both defended well by Highland. With five minutes to go Harris pressure paid off when Ferg found Neil Martin on the far post. His first shot hit a defender's head as he dived to block the shot and the same defender then bravely blocked Neil's second shot on the line. Euan Simpson converted the penalty flick. With time running out Ferg broke clear but his reverse shot went wide. In the last minute Harris won their sixth short corner of the half and Pete Black equalised from a Harris set play.
Final score Highland 3 Harris 3

Highland 3 - 3 Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 1st Team Outdoor

1Alastair Blair  
2Gavin Martin  
3Euan Simpson   2
4Iain Mitchell  
5Ethan Drew  
6Marc Callaghan   assist
7Sam Owen-Hughes  
8Jimi Simpson  
9Fergus Wilson  
10Neil Martin   2 assists
11Finlay Wright  
12Pete Black   1
13Jack Dyer  
14Matthew James