Fords 7 Clacton 3

Division 3 SE Fords 7 Clacton 3CLACTON once again performed well, but found the opposition able to score at will via some fantastic individual ability.

Division 3 SE Fords 7 Clacton 3

CLACTON once again performed well, but found the opposition able to score at will via some fantastic individual ability. To put the result in perspective Clacton were playing against some Pakistani international hockey players.

The Seasiders were well organised all game and had the opening pressure creating some half chances. The home side showed their ability in their first two attacks putting the ball away for a 2-0 lead.

Clacton never threw in the towel and got themselves back in the game with a sweet strike from Rik Coleman. The home side also entered a period with two players sin-binned, but this did little to dent their attacking strength. At half time the score line was 4-1. Mike Key in goal for Clacton had little chance as the shots flew in from wide angles into the corners of the net.

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The second half saw Clacton continue to play good hockey and refusing to sit back and just defend. Again the Seasiders started the brighter and scored their second from a neat short corner poked home by Sam Hodge.

Clacton's man-of-the-match was right winger Densil Donovan how was always available and caused the home defence problems. Jamie Roberts and Dan Hunn worked well to block the middle of the pitch, with Nick Key, Gavin Underhay, Colin Hook, and Alex Mortimer keeping the home side inside double figures.

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Clacton scored the team goal of the day after Mortimer and Donovan combined down the right with Hodge and Coleman being thwarted by a timely deflection. Mortimer rushed to take the side line ball which was worked out left via Hunn and Roberts. Roberts then fired the ball into the circle where Captain Carl Parkes was on the move to deflect home the Seasiders deserved third.

Clacton went away happy with the performance and looking to forward to turning the great performances into points in the coming weeks with the two relegated teams now out the way.

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