Mens 6 Vs Brigg 3

Date 16 January 2016
Team Mens 6
Opposition Brigg 3
Fixture Away
Venue TBC
Start time 00:00
Result W 2 - 1
Time played
Match Report

GS: Jonty Barnicott 1-F Ian Hopkinson 1-F

"The 6s travelled to Brigg having drawn 2-2 with promotion rivals Rotherham on the previous Sunday and had come away from that came disappointed not to take all three points having lead 2-1 late in the game. Unfortunately, umpiring decisions and not quite being at our best (but mainly umpiring decisions) meant we had to settle for 1 point - the first time since the 10th of October we hadn't taken all three points in a league game having won an astounding 10 games on the bounce.

The team lined up in the familiar 3-5-2 formation that had proven so successful so far this season and welcomed a couple of youngsters from the 7s back into the side, Luke Russell and Matt Dewhurst making their second and third respective appearances of the season for the 6s. In goal, the phenomenal Tim Baggeley had to make way for Matt Drohan thanks to a major goalkeeping selection headache that saw four keepers (all good enough to play 5s or higher) vying for three places.

The 6s started the better of the two teams and were unfortunate not to go ahead early when Jonty Barnicott found Ian Hopkinson's run across the near post only for his deflection to go narrowly wide. Soon after the goal came and it was Barnicott who tucked away a loose ball from 6 yards. The 6s controlled the first half from then on and continued to hunt for goals with Brigg content to sit in and try and hit us on the break. It was so nearly 2-0 when Harry Major crashed a shot off the inside of the post and along the goal line on the reverse.

The second half continued in much the same vein with the 6s enjoying long spells of possession and pressure. The second goal came mid-way through the half when Major turned possession over in the Sheffield half, burst forward and found Hopkinson at the top of the circle who swept the ball into the bottom left corner first time. The performance continued to impress and the only sour note came in the last minute of the game when a couple of defensive mistakes led to two short corners, the second of which was dragged high into the right side of the goal.

It was an impressive performance and deserved more than a one goal margin of victory. It's a victory that leaves the 6s 2nd in the table, three points behind Rotherham but having played one less. Rotherham have the superior goal difference at the moment though.

Eight games left."

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