2nd Team Match Report v Old Silhillians

Stafford HC 2nd teams winning streak came to an abrupt end last weekend, with a 4-3 loss at home to Old Silhillians HC.


Two well matched sides, cancelled out each others attacks early on in proceedings.  Stafford had the best chance when Andy Peatfield’s shot cannoned off a defenders head, thankfully the player was able to continue.  Old Sills then stunned Stafford with a break away goal, the shot being placed underneath an advancing Paul Taylor-Grime.


Old Sills soon doubled their lead with a well taken penalty corner after a Stafford infringement.  2-0 down at half time, but Stafford did not panic and came out fighting.  They soon got a goal back after an Andy Peatfield shot was tipped in at the near post by Giles Rowden.


Richard Bendall then equalized after a run into the circle and a pass under the goal keeper.  Then Old Sills grabbed a third from another Stafford error, conceding a corner, the opposition routine clinical in its execution.  Not to be outdone, Stafford won their own corner, Nathan Silitto scoring after a James Gillingham pass.


Stafford then fell to the sucker punch, failing to clear a long ball and another corner awarded, Old Sills smashed the ball home to punish the home team.


Stafford will be looking to regain their form, away next week against local rivals Stone HC.