Old Vics (Jersey) 1 Chelmsford Vintage 3

England Hockey Vintage CupRound TwoOld Victorians (Jersey) Vintage 1 Chelmsford Vintage 3THE Vintage Cup side continue their progress this season and now are through to the last 16 of the competition with a 3-1 away win over Old Victorians HC of St Helier in JerseyThe game began with both sides testing each other out to see how they compared, slowly Chelmsford began to gain the ascendency as it became obvious that they were the better hockey side.

England Hockey Vintage Cup

Round Two

Old Victorians (Jersey) Vintage 1 Chelmsford Vintage 3

THE Vintage Cup side continue their progress this season and now are through to the last 16 of the competition with a 3-1 away win over Old Victorians HC of St Helier in Jersey


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The game began with both sides testing each other out to see how they compared, slowly Chelmsford began to gain the ascendency as it became obvious that they were the better hockey side. After 20 minutes a fine drive through the centre initiated by Philip Hutley saw him collect the ball at the top of the D and get a shot in that the keeper could only parry, it rebounded back to Phil who calmly slotted it away. More Chelmsford pressure meant that they should have gone into the half-time break leading more than the 1-0 that it was.

Early pressure at the start of the second half saw Chelmsford open up a two-goal advantage through a stinging shot from Graham Wood after 37 minutes, the main talking point on this goal was how Mike Abel managed to get out of the way of it so it could reach the goal. This stung Old Vics into action and they enjoyed a much better spell in the game having nothing now to lose. After some good pressure Old Vics got a reply in on 57 minutes with Crawford McKee in the Chelmsford goal unable to keep the ball out in what was a rare piece of action for him. Chelmsford now slowly began to regain control and Old Vics never looked able to repeat their scoring and Chelmsford closed out the game with a goal from Mike Abel in the last few minutes.

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Overall the better side won and as a result Chelmsford have been drawn against a Canterbury team including former Olympic star Sean Kerly, away at Canterbury's Polo Farm on Sunday, February 15.

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