Singh when you're winning
PUBLISHED: 12:28 15 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:08 26 October 2009
WGC S 2nd XI claimed their first win since Christmas when they faced lower table Bishop s Stortford 5ths. The Key People sponsored side won the NE14HOCKEY East League Division 5SW match 2-0 on a sunny afternoon. Welwyn approached the game with a very atta
WGC'S 2nd XI claimed their first win since Christmas when they faced lower table Bishop's Stortford 5ths.
The Key People sponsored side won the NE14HOCKEY East League Division 5SW match 2-0 on a sunny afternoon.
Welwyn approached the game with a very attacking mindset and spent most of the first half camped in the Bishop's Stortford half of the pitch.
The Herts Sports Village side created numerous chances but were frustratingly unable to put any away due to some great defensive work by the Stortford keeper.
Despite Welwyn's pressure, Stortford broke out a few times and threatened the home goal but keeper James Florence made some good saves.
WGC, meanwhile, had a goal disallowed from a penalty corner which hadn't gone out of the area before being fired back in.
Towards the end of the first half, a goalmouth scramble from one of Welwyn's penalty corners saw Minder Singh pick up a rebound and slot the ball into the goal for a 1-0 lead at the break.
WGC tried more of the same in the second half.
However, Stortford's half-time team talk must have worked as they showed greater determination and the visitors used width to put more pressure on Welwyn.
They forced some penalty corners of their own but were unable to break the Welwyn defence.
The game then became more end to end and during another scramble in the Stortford goalmouth the ball was cleared off the line by a foot, giving Welwyn a penalty flick.
Mark Beaver stepped up and slotted the ball high past the keeper for 2-0.
With both sides tiring in the sun, neither was able to make any further breakthroughs and the game came to a close with WGC recording a much-needed win following a good tempered and enjoyable game.