|Date||11 October 2015|
|Opposition||Hull University 3|
|Result||D 3 - 3|
GS: Matt Dewhurst 13-PS Zak Lovell 35-PC Kristian Woolhouse 52-PC
Team: Oscar Spooner (GK), Alan Dewhurst, Matt Dewhurst, Zak Lovell, Oliver Jones, Adam White, Luke Middleton, Adam Sanderson, Tom Woodruff, Kip Ward, Matt Smart, Kristian Woolhouse, Luke Russell, Pat Ward, David Cooke.
Umpires: Rob Ward, Will Blyth
7’s HAVE TO SETTLE FOR A POINT
Two league matches in a weekend! What is the wothe rld coming to? We arrived for our second game at Abbeydale on Sunday afternoon to see what looked like a fit and strong bunch of students from Hull. warming up on the smurf turf. I thought students were meant to spend their time drinking and partying on a Saturday night, with awful hangovers the next day as a consequence? No sign of it here!
No matter. We started significantly well, taking the game to Hull, harassing them off the ball, hurrying them into mistakes. We were bossing the midfield, with Zak Lovell, Matt Smart, Adam White buzzing around the rock that is Pat Ward ( oldest player by just the 30 years!).With Tom Woodruff making piercing runs down the right, a goal seemed inevitable. It came when Matt Dewhurst was brought down when in on goal, and he confidently put away the penalty flick himself. Before half time, a short corner was squared across the D and Zak Lovell stroked it home.
Hull came out fighting in the second half, taken back perhaps by being outplayed by a team a few years their junior. They quickly pulled one back, and then an equalizing goal against the run of play. Now it was end to end, and Kristian Woolhouse put us back in the lead from another short corner. Back came Hull to equalize once more, and that’s how it stayed – honours even. A word of praise to both goalkeepers, who had great games – Oscar Spooner in our case! It was mark of our young team that they were very disappointed with the result.
Even more disappointed when the opposition took around half an hour in the showers (no water in Hull?), letting the tea go cold. Students ain’t what they used to be – they were all drinking water and lemonade in the bar. Haven’t they heard of beer?