GS: Nick Mobbs 1-F Joe Horne 1-F Andrew Jackson 1-PC
A new year, a new team. a new formation.
Progress comes with prospect my friends and with that we look to a constant.
That being Parky still loves hockey. Cars are still crowded, and Brammer is always DOD.
So with this we begin.
After finishing 3rd in the league last year the highest places the second team ever has been for Sheffield, the spirits were high on the first trip of the season away to Harrogate.
New captain Josh Parkinson was in high spirits and full of excitement about the new team that he has sculpted over the preseason and this was mouth-watering for any neutral.
Warm-ups and pre-game was all in order leading to a strong start for the side.
This proved all to no avail however, as Sheffield soon found themselves one nil down to a swift counter attack from Harrogate.
‘Ne’er thee worry,’ said Captain Pas as response came soon after from the ever present goal machine of Nick Mobbs.
This proved a positive in a first half littered with stray passing and frustrating defence.
Two more goals from Harrogate took their lead to 3-1 at the half time interval.
Orange slices and protein shakes at half time proved effective for Sheffield as they score early on in the second half thanks to a well worked short corner routine involving the ginger maestro Andrew "jacko" Jackson deflecting a flick from the veteran Fletcher.
Another was added soon after by another newbie, Joe Horne, to bring this pulsating game level.
The home team were not fans of not being in the lead and they soon scored again via a penalty corner after the heroic leader Josh Parkinson put his body on the line to save but alas the rebound proved too much.
This prompted some heavy attacks from Sheffield with the keeper being tested multiple times.
Alas with moments left the home team cleverly kept the ball in the corner to run down time and the match ended in defeat.
Exasperated and tired the Sheffield second team drew the positives from playing some attractive hockey for the goals scored and the fantastic work rate of everyone involved.
It is never easy in playing in a team of new faces and the team ethic and playful to and fro of the side show promise for the man amongst boys Parkinson.
Much more hockey to be played and a bounce back game away at Neston South Wirral next week could prove explosive for the riveting second team.
DOD - Tom Brammer
MOM- Wasn’t there after the game so will assume Brammer as well