Bourne 2 Colchester 2
NE14Hockey East League Premier BBourne 2 Colchester 2Colchester started the second half of the season with a hard fought draw away at Bourne. Colchester dominated the first half without creating too many chances.
NE14Hockey East League
Bourne 2 Colchester 2
Colchester started the second half of the season with a hard fought draw away at Bourne.
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Colchester dominated the first half without creating too many chances. Matt Brown gave Colchester the lead midway through the half when he received the ball inside the Bourne 'D'.
Brown shifted the ball to his left before unleashing a reverse stick shot into the goal. Bourne had their chances but found Liam Phillips in the Colchester goal hard to beat.
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Near the end of the half Colchester had the ball in the net for a second time; however the umpire had deemed that Matt Low's strike from a penalty corner to be too high.
The second half was a more even affair and the hosts almost had an equaliser early on. However the umpire once again deemed that the penalty corner shot was too high.
Colchester went close to extending their advantage with efforts from Brown and Tim Wright going close.
Colchester were beginning to revert to old bad habits of long balls and it was a poor clearance by Wayne Masters that lead to Bourne's equaliser. The ball was picked up in midfield and a good run by the Bourne midfielder found his way round the back before cutting the ball across to his forward who flicked the ball high past Phillips.
Colchester were once again guilty of some poor passing out of defence when Bourne took the lead for the first time. Low's pass was cut out which put the defence in trouble and they could only give away a penalty corner. Michael Pearce did well to charge down the first shot, however the second shot was deflected just in front of Phillips high into the goal.
Both sides were reduced to ten men late on as Wright and Bourne's right winger had a bit of handbags.
Colchester continued to work had and Rohan Khaira really came to the fore. It was his good work that gave Colchester another penalty corner. Low's shot this time was deflected by a defender high past the Bourne keeper.
Hills Residential Man of the Match was Rohan Khaira for his good running and hard work in the heart of the midfield.