Coventry Shark Bite vs Cambridge HC

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Results

TeamGoalsOutcome
Coventry HC28Loss
Cambridge HC Men 1st34Win

Recap

Cambridge HC men traveled to newly-promoted Coventry Sharks, knowing that nothing less than a win would get their National Super8 season back on track.  The task was not made any easier by a burgeoning injury list which saw them missing three of their first choice backs. Cambridge were at least able to recall Ivan Diaz and Carl Norman, and give debuts to former Cyprus international Angelos Irakleous and reserve ‘keeper Graham Jack.  In goal, Cedric Gomy, himself returning from injury, replaced the absent Darren Leung as the starting keeper.

With both teams seeking their first win of the season, it was Cambridge who made the more assured start.  Tight defence and effective shooting, coupled with early saves from Gomy saw Cambridge ease into a 1-5 lead after ten minutes.  Coventry began to find more gaps on the wings and started to make inroads into the Cambridge lead, but helped by six first half goals from Alejandro Garcia Costa the visitors held on for a half time advantage of 12-14.

The second half began with both teams swapping goal for goal, and Coventry back to within one goal of the visitors, but gradually the greater strength in depth of the Cambridge bench began to tell.  With three quarters of the game gone, a series of saves by Gomy and fast breaks by winger Kelvin Lau saw Cambridge pull away again, eventually closing out the game by six goals, 28-34.

For Cambridge, Alejandro Garcia Costa scored 12, Kelvin Lau and Pedro Albuquerque got 6 apiece.  The result moves Cambridge out of the relegation places, but with a difficult trip to in-form Leeds Hornets next on the cards.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
November 2, 2014 4:30 pm Men's Super 8 League 2014/2015

Venue

Coventry Sport Centre, CV1 5RY
Coventry, Sports Centre (Stop MA), Coventry, Coventry, West Midlands CV1, UK

Coventry HC

Position 2 min RC YC Goals Interceptions
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Cambridge HC Men 1st

# Player Position 2 min RC YC Goals Interceptions
3Carl NormanWing00000
6Ivan Marrero DiazBack20030
8Kelvin LauWing00060
9Pedro AlbuquerqueWing00160
13Jean-Daniel MalcorLine00010
14Alejandro Garcia CostaLine000120
17Graham JackCentre00000
18Cedric GomyGoal00000
23James MoodyLine00000
25Levente KovácsBack00010
27Angelos IrakleousBack10020
28Tobias BarberWing00020
29Pascal RotaBack10010
 Total 401340