Clacton 3 Waltham Forest 3
NE14Hockey Division 3SEClacton 3 Waltham Forest 3 Clacton stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a close game which saw the visitors fight back from 2-0 down to earn a draw.
NE14Hockey Division 3SE
Clacton 3 Waltham Forest 3
Clacton stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a close game which saw the visitors fight back from 2-0 down to earn a draw.
The Seasiders started well and kept the visitors on the back foot with some neat attacking play through Rob Lukey and Alex Mortimer.
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Clacton got a free hit on the edge of the circle where Ric Coleman fired in to find Sam Hodge on the post to tap home for a 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later Clacton doubled their lead when Coleman smashed home a short corner for 2-0 at half time.
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The second half saw the visitors step up their game and saw the Seasiders take their foot off the gas.
The visitors scored two breakaway goals to level the scores, with Clacton's defending unable to reproduce the previous weeks collective battling.
Clacton were unable to get the passing game up to speed in the second half and allowed the visitors to put the Seasiders under pressure.
When Clacton did string together a few passes they were able to attack through Densil Donovon, Hodge, Coleman and Mortimer.
Captain Carl Parkes dribbled down the left to earn a short corner where Daniel Hunn fired in to find man-of-the-match Lukey in the right place to deflect the ball goal bound at lightening speed. Unfortunately for Clacton the ball found the keeper's helmet and somehow missed the back of the net.
Moments later Parkes fired a well-placed short corner into the corner for the Seasider's to regain the lead at 3-2.
The visitors didn't give in and finished the stronger and got their third with seven minutes remaining.
The game finished with the visitors having a short corner, but thankfully they were unable to convert the chance to steal all the points.
Next week Clacton travel to take on high-flying Ramgarhia hoping to reproduce the performance and result against Plashet.