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That brings a close to our Hockey coverage. A mixed bag for the hockey teams today really. Some good wins for the Mens 3rds and 2nds, with the Ladies 1st team smashing Portsmouth 9-2! However, I’m sure the 1sts will be thoroughly disappointed after their comprehensive defeat to Pompey.
All over, Wessex win!
Pompey pulling their keeper in an effort to score that equalising goal!
Southampton doing better now, consolidating their lead.
Another yellow for Pompey for chat… So much frustration!
Pompey put a decent chance wide, clearly the lads are feeling the pressure!
It’s wasted, still 2-1 Southampton.
Pompey earn a short… Getting nervous now.
Portsmouth starting to get more frustrated as they can’t create any chances and time is winding down…
Fareed Anees collects an ariel, dribbles past a few and puts the reverse stick shot just wide.
The game has become a much more cagey affair. Still 2-1.
Pompey earn a short but mess it up.
Still 2-1, end to end stuff!
Second half has started.
Half time. 2-1 Southampton.
Pompey have worked their way back into this with more meaningful possession. Still 2-1 though.
…which they score! 2-1 now.
Great work from GK Melling denies Portsmouth on the break… But there’s been a foul and Portsmouth are awarded a P Flick…
Horrible stick tackle from Portsmouth gives us the first yellow of the day! 11 on 10 in favour of Wessex for 5 minutes.
Pompey goalie is running his mouth, but he can’t change the ref’s mind. All looked fine to me, can’t have many complaints.
Wheeler slots in the second for Wessex on the rebound after his initial effort is saved! 2-0
Portsmouth’s first meaningful attack is well defended. Still 1-0 Wessex.
The resulting short corner is well saved.
The frustration gets to Portsmouth as a player gets a green card for chat.
Another short is blocked by Portsmouth. Southampton keeping possession well though.
Resulting shot is high and wide. Southampton on top.
Short again for Wessex after the goalie falls on a ball into the D.
Wessex win a short but don’t do anything with it. Still 1-0.
No real chances of note for any side since the goal. Stuart Field looking solid at the back for Southampton.
Holland converts at the back post after a great move! 1-0 Southampton!
We’re underway with the 3’s… Early pressure from Southampton.
Just the 11 goals in that one! 9-2 win… Sooooo close to double digits!
Jesus… Another one! 9-2!
Scales lifts it neatly over the keeper after some great hockey left her with a 1 on 1! 8-2!
And another goal… 7-2. Safe to say this is over!
The shot is well saved though, still 6-2.
Wessex earn a short after a breakaway.
Finally some goalmouth action for Portsmouth, they win a short which they then convert. 6-2.
Second half hasn’t been as interesting as the first…
The answer is no. They win another but do nothing with it.
Short corner, can Wessex turn possession into a second half goal?
Still easy but nothing to show for it in the second half.
Southampton dominating possession in portsmouth’s half, nothing’s changed on the scoreboard though.
Up and running again… Can Southampton reach double digits?
Half time now, not much of a contest in all honesty.
And the pressure is constant from Southampton as another short is earned… And another goal is scored! SIX!!!
Another one… Easy tap in after a tidy ball across the face of goal. 5-1!
Another short corner to Southampton but after a nice routine the Portsmouth goalie saves. Still 4-1.
Southampton very much in control right now, as they score another… Too easy?
3-1 to Wessex!
Short for Wessex, weak injection but they still convert!
Southampton looking strong in possession but nothing more to show for it so far.
Short corner for Portsmouth is dealt with easily by Wessex.
Good chance goes begging for Alice Bradley, Southampton very much on top.
Sick run from Wiz and she puts it away to finish it off! 2-1 Wessex, crazy game!
First short of the game goes to Wessex and they score at the near post! 1-1 already! Madness!
Pompey go 1 up with their first attack of the game, sweet reverse from the edge of the D.
And we’re off!
Women’s 1’s about to start.
All over, an unfortunate loss. Hard one to take.
Just 2 to go but this seems to have been over for a while…
And a 5th is put in… Heads beginning to drop.
And it’s now 4-0 to Portsmouth, after another drag flick is put in.
And another one for Pompey, 3-0 now… Doesn’t look like there’s any way back, unfortunately.
This one’s converted with a drag flick. 2-0 Portsmouth.
Great counter attack leads to a Pompey short for a foot.
Which is well saved by keeper Will Steward!
Leads to the 4th one…
3rd short for Portsmouth… Another one…
Bit of handbags at midfield and the ref has to calm things down, no cards though. Southampton frustration beginning to show, unfortunately.
Captain Faerber with a last ditch challenge to keep Southampton within 1 goal. Huge.
Not quite clicking for Wessex at the moment. Still 1-0 :'(
Green card for McGreer of Wessex after dropping the shoulder… 10 on 10 for a minute!
Finally a green card for Pompey after a poor challenge… Get off mate!
Back under way for what hopefully will be a more eventful half.
Half time and it’s not been the most exciting to be honest. 1-0 Pompey.
…and the flick goes wide. Still 1-0.
Pompey win a second short corner of the game…
Pompey given a final warning for giving the ref chat… Walking a fine line here in terms of discipline!
Still mainly a midfield battle, with neither team getting meaningful possession in the other team’s D.
21 for Portsmouth gets a final warning for a filthy challenge.
The flick is blocked and the follow up effort is blasted well wide.
First short of the game is awarded to Pompey, let’s see what they make of it.
Chris Spain on for Southampton and has already mugged off at least 5 Pompey players with his stick skills…
Southampton staying strong at the back after a period of Pompey pressure.
Falls to Bishop again but his reverse shot from the top of the D whistles just over the bar!
Pompey mistake at the back leads to a Wessex one on one, but Bishop’s shot is well saved by the keeper.
Collision at midfield and Stumpy is clutching his elbow… He’s had to go off.
Wessex have calmed down and look more solid in possession. Even game though, still 1-0 Pompey.
Pompey score with the first attack of the game! Madness! 1-0
Teams are lined up… And we’re off!
Men’s 1s are on the field warming up, not long until pushback now…
Dirty Little Secret blasting out from the sidelines, it’s no secret who’s been the better team today though. Final whistle goes and it’s a 7-2 win for Wessex!
Last 5 minutes have been pretty scrappy as both teams begin to tire…
LEADS TO A GOAL! 7-2 to Southampton.
WAIT, the decision is reversed almost as the penalty is taken. Short #13…
SAME AGAIN! Short corner leads to a foot on the line. Penalty flick now…
It hits a foot on the line, but it goes to the short rather than a penalty Flick… After deliberation it stays a short number 12…
Another foot in the d, and it’s short corner number eleven for Soton…
The pressure was mounting on Pompey again, but they broke and had clear sight of a keeper less goal – but missed.
It looked like it had gone in but a goal line scramble clears the ball. Still 6-2.
Short corner number 10…
Leads to nothing, but is a good move.
Short corner number nine for Southampton…
Another good goal from Soton! Georgia Aviss the scorer. 6-2!
A superb move is nearly finished by Felicity Johnson, but it trickles a touch wide.
After the long break, the game has become much more even.
The goalkeeper can’t continue, so a sweeper has been put in her place.
The goalkeepers injury looks serious, her tackle injuring her wrist and arm.
After a wonderful rushing save, Southampton’s keeper is in need of medical attention. The game is halted to do so.
Despite the goal, Southampton continue to dominate possession.
Again, a breakaway from Pompey. Great pace, another finish through the keepers legs. Good goal – 5-2 now.
Another blistering run by Jenna Downs, but the shot lacked oomph and the score remains the same.
A quick break nearly led to an early goal for Soton but not quite. Still 5-1.
An easy half time talk for Southampton, a harder one for their rivals. The teams have taken shape and the whistle is blown. The second half to come, and Southampton are expected to dominate again.
Half time, 5-1. Soton dominating in every way.
Risky business – Pompey let a ball trickle to the goal, and nearly (but not quite) Southampton get a little touch. Domination by Soton at 5-1.
Brilliant move, the keeper saves well but it loops over her head and into the corner – 5-1 before the break here.
Short corner number seven…
Well worked but inches wide. Good move, good strike – no luck.
That makes it 4-1 to Southampton. Another short is won after a scintillating run from the midfield. Here it comes…
Cheeky finish! Ball is clipped in on the reverse sweep by Livvy Playfair – naughty from five yards.
A fifth short corner has been won, this time after a great pass hit a foot. The shorts taken quickly and ends up hitting a Southampton foot.
It bobbles over a stick and leads to nothing. Still 3-1.
Another chance for Southampton, as they’ve won another short corner…
The game has become far more even now, but Southampton still in charge.
3-1 to Southampton, worked off of another short corner routine.
Dribbled delightfully in, and Pompey couldn’t clear. 2-1 to Southampton.
More Southampton pressure, leads to a third short corner…
Another attack for Southampton, leads to nothing.
The ball hasn’t been in Southampton’s half until now, but Pompey break superbly and score with a wonderful flick over the keeper. 1-1.
Pompey are all over the shop, and the ball is in the net again, but off a shot from outside the D.
This one is wonderfully struck! A great goal excellently finished! 1-0 to Southampton.
Which isn’t used in the first phase, but recovered to force yet another short…
The brunt of Southampton force is coming down the right, a neat ball in forces a stick tackle – and a short corner…
Excellent pressure leads to another break down the right for Wessex Hockey.
Chance for Southampton! A ball splits the defence, but the shot is a little rushed. Still 0-0.
A well worked move down the right flank results in a long corner, which leads to a free hit 22 out. It’s hit straight in and is a Pompey 16.
Slow start to the game, a lot of the play has been Southamptons in the Pompey half.
The women’s seconds have lined up, and whistle blown…
It’s all over here. Southampton have outclassed their varsity rivals. Southampton Men’s Hockey 2nd XI 4 – 0 Portsmouth Men’s Hockey 2nd XI
I don’t know how that hasn’t gone in! It looked one like its looping over the keeper but a Southampton player gets a nick on it, sending it over the bar.
Another short corner for Southampton…
The shot is saved well, and eventually comes off a Soton player for a 16.
Another short corner for Wessex Hockey…
Pompey had a good opportunity to create a chance with a free hit 25 out. It’s wasted by good intercepting play.
Southampton are in control now – Pompey can’t sustain an attack.
GOAL – 4-0 Southampton! Cooly converted penalty.
PENTALY FLICK: the keeper makes an illegal save, and it goes to the spot…
Pressure has been all on Southampton, but they have had a sustained period in the Pompey half.
Another well defended short corner by Southampton. It’s followed by a quick break, which leads to nothing.
Portsmouth have won a short corner but it’s not converted. 16 to come.
The scorer for Southampton was 93, Shaan Patel.
Which is converted! Excellent routine which is cooly slotted into the bottom left corner. 2-0 Southampton!
Another short corner for Soton…
Which isn’t converted – but a reverse shot forces a good save.
A fairly end to end start of the half, but Southampton have won a short corner…
Second half is about to begin – Southampton lead 1-0.
Half time here at the 2nd XI clash. Southampton have defended brilliantly and lead at the break.
A lot of pressure by Portsmouth but Southampton have defended excellently.
Defended well by Wessex Hockey.
Short corner for Portsmouth…
Some ungentlemanly conduct leads to a Portsmouth player having a talking to… Crowd call for a card but the umpire keeps them in the pocket.
Some lovely play, ball brought through the midfield for Southampton but the chance is flashed wide of the post.
Men’s 2nd XI currently in action here… Halfway through the first half they lead by 1-0.