Match Report - 23 Aug 2014, Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 1st Team Outdoor lost to Dunfermline Carnegie
With several players unavailable Harris travelled to Dunfermline with only eleven players. Harris were put under early pressure and Duncan in goal made a couple of good saves before Carnegie opened the scoring from their second short corner of the match. After 13 minutes Jack Dyer, making his first team debut, shot across goal from an acute angle and in 17 minutes Sam and Greg combined to give Ferg an opportunity for a shot on goal. Three minutes later Ferg drove in from the left but his shot was blocked and Sam following up had his shot saved on the line. However Carnegie continued to have more of the possession and a deflection from a long ball into the D gave them a two goal lead.Pete Black made a good saving tackle to deny Carnegie a third goal before two goals in the last five minutes of the first half gave the home side a four goal lead at half time.
Harris changed their approach at the start of the second half and after only two minutes Jack and Greg combined to set up an opportunity for Ferg who smashed the ball over the bar. Two minutes later Harris got back a goal when a Ferg cross was deflected into the net by a Carnegie defender and a minute later it was 4-2 when Sam found Greg on the baseline and his pass across goal was finished off by Ferg for his second. Both sides were now creating chances but it was Carnegie who restored their four goal lead with goals in the 11th and 20th minute of the second half. With ten minutes to go Sam squared the ball to Greg who scored to make it 6-3 and a minute later Steven Moir and Ferg combined to set up Greg for his second. Carnegie responded and Duncan made a great save from a reverse stick shot which was going into the top of the net. With two minutes to go Ferg intercepted a pass out of defence and slipped the ball to Greg who returned it to Ferg. His first shot was blocked but he picked up the rebound and scored to complete his hat-trick and reduce the deficit to just one goal. It was too late for Harris to get back on level terms but the second half performance should provide encouragement for the league games ahead.
Dunfermline Carnegie 6 - 5 Harris Academy FP Hockey Club 1st Team Outdoor