Mens Pumas
Sat 03 Feb 2024  ·  South Central Men's Division 2 Solent
Basingstoke 7
Portsmouth Hockey Club
Mens Pumas
L Ripley (20'), P Wingate (45'), L Sumner (55'), A Browning-Sanchez (60')
Pumas v Basingstoke 7(A)

Pumas v Basingstoke 7(A)

Dave Sims4 Feb - 11:34
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Pumas Purring in 1st Period

Mens Pumas got back to winning ways Saturday against bottom of the table Basingstoke 7's.
We again started on the front foot from the off & created lots of pressure inside the B'stoke D (which got a bit packed with defenders) and with better pass selection we could of had a hat full, however midway through the half the 1st goal came from good work on the left and a pass to the right far post that Louie gleefully slotted home to make it 1-0.
Despite further pressure & with Alberto the magician doing his stuff ably assisted by Daniel S chances went begging until a short corner (plan B) enabled Ash to smack a shot bottom right to make it 2-0. There was a bit of a mix up in our defense which enabled B'stoke to slot the ball into an empty net to make it 2-1, there it stayed until half time.

B'stoke themselves had a couple of tricky youngsters who were causing us a few problems but our ever improving defensive youngsters led by Ned & assisted by Harry, Daniel W & Josh mostly snuffed the danger out. We were still creating chances & further goals by Pete, Liam & Alberto made the score a better refection on the difference between the sides, B'stoke pulled one back on a break away which Andy in goal couldn't save (this time) to make the final score 5-2 to the Pumas.

A proper squad game with everyone playing their part as the 5 different scorers suggest.

MoM - Alberto for his silky skills
DoD - Ash (obviously) for being Ash

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Match date

Sat 03 Feb 2024



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Please note the venue has changed - No teas are being provided.
Let me know if anyone needs a lift from ALNS please.
Parking is available at the Barfield Park and Ride site (SO23 9SQ), located close to the Stadium off Bar End Road, accessible from junction 10 of the M3. Pedestrian access to the Winchester Sports Stadium is by a pathway through the Garrison Ground Playing Fields by the Bar End road.


South Central Men's Division 2 Solent

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Portsmouth Pumas
Basingstoke 7
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