Clacton 4 Plashet 7
Division 3SEClacton 4 Plashet 7 Clacton and Plashet put on a great display of hockey for the home supporters with man-of-the-match Rob Lukey scoring a hat-trick for the Seasiders.
Clacton 4 Plashet 7
Clacton and Plashet put on a great display of hockey for the home supporters with man-of-the-match Rob Lukey scoring a hat-trick for the Seasiders.
Both teams played attacking hockey resulting in plenty of goals and a fantastic spectacle for both players and spectators.
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Clacton took the lead when Ric Coleman fired the ball for Lukey to deflect in, but straight from the restart Plashet got their own short corner and equalised.
The Seasiders then retook the lead moments later when Peter Wright put in an inch perfect pass from the left to find Lukey on the far post to tap in his second.
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Plashet bounced straight back again when they drilled an unstoppable strike from the top of the circle for 2-2.
Plashet then took the lead for the first time, before the Seasiders struck straight back when Coleman fired in his own unstoppable strike for 3-3 at half time.
Mike Key in goal for Clacton pulled off some fantastic saves astounding the visitors just like the first fixture. In defence Nick Key, Gavin Underhay, John Hambrook, Alex Mortimer, and Colin Hook all put in good performances against a very skilful opposition.
In midfield Jamie Roberts, Carl Parkes, and Wright found themselves in acres of space and able to set Sam Hodge, Lukey, and Coleman on attacking moves.
Hodge had an awesome day earning plenty of short corners for the Seasiders. The best coming after he picked up the ball on the half-way line where he danced around four of the visitors, avoiding the attempts to stop him, before getting in the circle and securing the short.
Mike Key saved a penalty when the scores were at 3-3, and Nick Key saved three short corner attempts.
Plashet continued to play their hockey and in a five minute spell where Clacton got turned over in midfield the Seasiders defence was over exposed and the visitors fired in three quick goals to put the score at 6-3.
Clacton continued to play some very attractive hockey and Lukey was on hand to deflect home Clacton's fourth and his third before the visitors finished the scoring.
The performance was excellent with the visitors proving too strong, Clacton were left wondering what the result would have been last week had they performed in the same manner and with Essex University winning again they find themselves three points behind Clacton.
Next week Clacton travel to Waltham Forest in a game that always provides a tight result.