Islington HC vs Cambridge HC



Islington HC34Win
Cambridge HC25Loss


The Cambridge Second team looked to follow their club-mates’ win with a result of their own. They faced an Islington team who had so far enjoyed a good season, winning all three of their matches. The teams led off with an even start, both exchanging goals, but soon Cambridge’s focus began to wane, allowing Islington to exploit a sloppy defence, who soon pulled into a four goal lead. Cambridge, despite having capitalised on large gaps in the Islington wings, were lucky to go into half time only four down – largely thanks to another great performance from goalkeeper Graham Jack. 

Cambridge, who looked unnecessarily rushed and panicked throughout the first half, looked much more composed in the second, with half-backs Mikkel Birch and Fernando Hernandez both utilising gaps in the Islington defence to keep the score respectable, Ultimately, however, Cambridge’s lack of concentration in defence continued to be exposed, and found themselves seven-goals behind with ten-minutes to play. Switching to a labour-intensive but disruptive man-to-man defence disoriented the Islington team briefly, but was not enough to curtail the lead, with Islington finishing with a 34-25 home win.

The Cambridge team will look to rekindle their winning start to the season, hoping to give a much better account of themselves against Newham Flames on January 10th .


Date Time League Season
December 12, 2015 5:30 pm London RDL Group B 2015/2016


Copper Box Arena, E20 3HB
London E20 3HB, UK

Islington HC

Position 2 min RC YC Goals Interceptions

Cambridge HC

# Player Position 2 min RC YC Goals Interceptions
2Kevin GuyBack00100
7Tom DouvilleWing10000
13Jean-Daniel MalcorLine00020
15Craig JamisonBack10040
17Graham JackCentre00000
19Tim ZuehlsdorffLine00020
22Mikkel BirchBack10050
40Rickie BaileyCentre00010
50Nicolas MartinBack00030
77Oliver HolwayLine10030
83Fernando Gicci HernandesBack00050
 Total 401250