Mixed results for men’s team and Cup draw

This weekend saw both men’s teams in action again. Both the first team and the second team were hoping to recover from the defeats from last weekend.

The 2nd team took on Thames HC and started the match well, keeping the score close. At half time, Thames was leading by 2 goals but the team felt that with more focus this game can be won. Cambridge started well into the second half, and with 10 minutes played, the score was even at 15:15. However, at this point the focus of the team was lost, and Cambridge started to give away easy balls in attack. Bad passes, dropped balls and hectic play in general saw Cambridge concede 5 quick goals in a few minutes and the team never recovered from this setback. This momentary lapse in attention cost the team the points and left the team frustrated after a match that could have been ours.

The 1st team was keen to get back to winning after having lost against Ruislip last week. This weeks opponent was the newly promoted NEM Hawks, the 3rd team from the Manchester region in the S8 league, consisting of mainly young British players. A report of the match can be found here. In the end, Cambridge held on to the points after a tense match.

 

This Monday, the Cup draw was made and our Cambridge men’s team is paired against Manchester HC in the 2nd round after both teams getting a BYE for the first. The match is to be played on the weekend of the 23/24.1.2016 with Manchester hosting the game.