Varsity Live: Hockey

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Welcome to the Wessex Scene’s Live coverage of the Varsity Hockey games. Live updates will appear hear from 10:30 AM. 

avatar Jack Pethick March 13, 20165:39 pm

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.


Thanks to the readers who followed this blog today, we hoped you enjoyed it, until next year!
avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:42 pm

All over, Wessex win!

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Pompey pulling their keeper in an effort to score that equalising goal!

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Southampton doing better now, consolidating their lead.

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Another yellow for Pompey for chat… So much frustration!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:35 pm

Pompey put a decent chance wide, clearly the lads are feeling the pressure!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:33 pm

It’s wasted, still 2-1 Southampton.

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Pompey earn a short… Getting nervous now.

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Portsmouth starting to get more frustrated as they can’t create any chances and time is winding down…

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Fareed Anees collects an ariel, dribbles past a few and puts the reverse stick shot just wide.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:21 pm

The game has become a much more cagey affair. Still 2-1.

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Pompey earn a short but mess it up.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:15 pm

Still 2-1, end to end stuff!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:08 pm

Second half has started.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20164:01 pm

Half time. 2-1 Southampton.

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Pompey have worked their way back into this with more meaningful possession. Still 2-1 though.

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…which they score! 2-1 now.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:53 pm

Great work from GK Melling denies Portsmouth on the break… But there’s been a foul and Portsmouth are awarded a P Flick…

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:51 pm

Horrible stick tackle from Portsmouth gives us the first yellow of the day! 11 on 10 in favour of Wessex for 5 minutes.

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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.

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Wheeler slots in the second for Wessex on the rebound after his initial effort is saved! 2-0

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Portsmouth’s first meaningful attack is well defended. Still 1-0 Wessex.

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The resulting short corner is well saved.

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The frustration gets to Portsmouth as a player gets a green card for chat.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:38 pm

Another short is blocked by Portsmouth. Southampton keeping possession well though.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:37 pm

Resulting shot is high and wide. Southampton on top.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:36 pm

Short again for Wessex after the goalie falls on a ball into the D.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:32 pm

Wessex win a short but don’t do anything with it. Still 1-0.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:29 pm

No real chances of note for any side since the goal. Stuart Field looking solid at the back for Southampton.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:24 pm

Holland converts at the back post after a great move! 1-0 Southampton!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:19 pm

We’re underway with the 3’s… Early pressure from Southampton.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:08 pm

Just the 11 goals in that one! 9-2 win… Sooooo close to double digits!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:05 pm

Jesus… Another one! 9-2!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:04 pm

Scales lifts it neatly over the keeper after some great hockey left her with a 1 on 1! 8-2!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:03 pm

And another goal… 7-2. Safe to say this is over!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:00 pm

The shot is well saved though, still 6-2.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20163:00 pm

Wessex earn a short after a breakaway.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:57 pm

Finally some goalmouth action for Portsmouth, they win a short which they then convert. 6-2.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:53 pm

Second half hasn’t been as interesting as the first…

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:50 pm

The answer is no. They win another but do nothing with it.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:50 pm

Short corner, can Wessex turn possession into a second half goal?

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:43 pm

Still easy but nothing to show for it in the second half.

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Southampton dominating possession in portsmouth’s half, nothing’s changed on the scoreboard though.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:32 pm

Up and running again… Can Southampton reach double digits?

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:28 pm

Half time now, not much of a contest in all honesty.

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And the pressure is constant from Southampton as another short is earned… And another goal is scored! SIX!!!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:20 pm

Another one… Easy tap in after a tidy ball across the face of goal. 5-1!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:19 pm

Another short corner to Southampton but after a nice routine the Portsmouth goalie saves. Still 4-1.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:13 pm

Southampton very much in control right now, as they score another… Too easy?

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:07 pm

3-1 to Wessex!

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Short for Wessex, weak injection but they still convert!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:04 pm

Southampton looking strong in possession but nothing more to show for it so far.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:02 pm

Short corner for Portsmouth is dealt with easily by Wessex.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20162:00 pm

Good chance goes begging for Alice Bradley, Southampton very much on top.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20161:58 pm

Sick run from Wiz and she puts it away to finish it off! 2-1 Wessex, crazy game!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20161:55 pm

First short of the game goes to Wessex and they score at the near post! 1-1 already! Madness!

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Pompey go 1 up with their first attack of the game, sweet reverse from the edge of the D.

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And we’re off!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20161:50 pm

Women’s 1’s about to start.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20161:33 pm

All over, an unfortunate loss. Hard one to take.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20161:30 pm

Just 2 to go but this seems to have been over for a while…

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And a 5th is put in… Heads beginning to drop.

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And it’s now 4-0 to Portsmouth, after another drag flick is put in.

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And another one for Pompey, 3-0 now… Doesn’t look like there’s any way back, unfortunately.

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This one’s converted with a drag flick. 2-0 Portsmouth.

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Great counter attack leads to a Pompey short for a foot.

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Which is well saved by keeper Will Steward!

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Leads to the 4th one…

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3rd short for Portsmouth… Another one…

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Bit of handbags at midfield and the ref has to calm things down, no cards though. Southampton frustration beginning to show, unfortunately.

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Captain Faerber with a last ditch challenge to keep Southampton within 1 goal. Huge.

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Not quite clicking for Wessex at the moment. Still 1-0 :'(

avatar Will Scott March 13, 20161:01 pm

Green card for McGreer of Wessex after dropping the shoulder… 10 on 10 for a minute!

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Finally a green card for Pompey after a poor challenge… Get off mate!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:57 pm

Back under way for what hopefully will be a more eventful half.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:54 pm

Half time and it’s not been the most exciting to be honest. 1-0 Pompey.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:45 pm

…and the flick goes wide. Still 1-0.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:44 pm

Pompey win a second short corner of the game…

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:42 pm

Pompey given a final warning for giving the ref chat… Walking a fine line here in terms of discipline!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:42 pm

Still mainly a midfield battle, with neither team getting meaningful possession in the other team’s D.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:36 pm

21 for Portsmouth gets a final warning for a filthy challenge.

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The flick is blocked and the follow up effort is blasted well wide.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:35 pm

First short of the game is awarded to Pompey, let’s see what they make of it.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:34 pm

Chris Spain on for Southampton and has already mugged off at least 5 Pompey players with his stick skills…

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:31 pm

Southampton staying strong at the back after a period of Pompey pressure.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:25 pm

Falls to Bishop again but his reverse shot from the top of the D whistles just over the bar!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:24 pm

Pompey mistake at the back leads to a Wessex one on one, but Bishop’s shot is well saved by the keeper.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:22 pm

Collision at midfield and Stumpy is clutching his elbow… He’s had to go off.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:20 pm

Wessex have calmed down and look more solid in possession. Even game though, still 1-0 Pompey.

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:16 pm

Pompey score with the first attack of the game! Madness! 1-0

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Teams are lined up… And we’re off!

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Men’s 1s are on the field warming up, not long until pushback now…

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:06 pm

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!

avatar Will Scott March 13, 201612:02 pm

Last 5 minutes have been pretty scrappy as both teams begin to tire…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:56 am

LEADS TO A GOAL! 7-2 to Southampton.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:56 am

WAIT, the decision is reversed almost as the penalty is taken. Short #13…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:55 am

SAME AGAIN! Short corner leads to a foot on the line. Penalty flick now…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:55 am

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…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:54 am

Another foot in the d, and it’s short corner number eleven for Soton…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:52 am

The pressure was mounting on Pompey again, but they broke and had clear sight of a keeper less goal – but missed.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:49 am

It looked like it had gone in but a goal line scramble clears the ball. Still 6-2.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:48 am

Short corner number 10…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:46 am

Leads to nothing, but is a good move.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:45 am

Short corner number nine for Southampton…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:44 am

Another good goal from Soton! Georgia Aviss the scorer. 6-2!

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:41 am

A superb move is nearly finished by Felicity Johnson, but it trickles a touch wide.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:40 am

After the long break, the game has become much more even.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:37 am

The goalkeeper can’t continue, so a sweeper has been put in her place.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:34 am

The goalkeepers injury looks serious, her tackle injuring her wrist and arm.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:29 am

After a wonderful rushing save, Southampton’s keeper is in need of medical attention. The game is halted to do so.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:27 am

Despite the goal, Southampton continue to dominate possession.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:25 am

Again, a breakaway from Pompey. Great pace, another finish through the keepers legs. Good goal – 5-2 now.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:23 am

Another blistering run by Jenna Downs, but the shot lacked oomph and the score remains the same.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:22 am

A quick break nearly led to an early goal for Soton but not quite. Still 5-1.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:20 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:14 am

Half time, 5-1. Soton dominating in every way.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:13 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:12 am

Brilliant move, the keeper saves well but it loops over her head and into the corner – 5-1 before the break here.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:11 am

Short corner number seven…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:09 am

Well worked but inches wide. Good move, good strike – no luck.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:09 am

That makes it 4-1 to Southampton. Another short is won after a scintillating run from the midfield. Here it comes…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:07 am

Cheeky finish! Ball is clipped in on the reverse sweep by Livvy Playfair – naughty from five yards.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:06 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:04 am

It bobbles over a stick and leads to nothing. Still 3-1.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201611:02 am

Another chance for Southampton, as they’ve won another short corner…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:58 am

The game has become far more even now, but Southampton still in charge.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:55 am

3-1 to Southampton, worked off of another short corner routine.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:52 am

Dribbled delightfully in, and Pompey couldn’t clear. 2-1 to Southampton.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:50 am

More Southampton pressure, leads to a third short corner…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:49 am

Another attack for Southampton, leads to nothing.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:46 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:45 am

Pompey are all over the shop, and the ball is in the net again, but off a shot from outside the D.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:44 am

This one is wonderfully struck! A great goal excellently finished! 1-0 to Southampton.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:43 am

Which isn’t used in the first phase, but recovered to force yet another short…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:43 am

The brunt of Southampton force is coming down the right, a neat ball in forces a stick tackle – and a short corner…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:41 am

Excellent pressure leads to another break down the right for Wessex Hockey.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:41 am

Chance for Southampton! A ball splits the defence, but the shot is a little rushed. Still 0-0.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:40 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:39 am

Slow start to the game, a lot of the play has been Southamptons in the Pompey half.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:37 am

The women’s seconds have lined up, and whistle blown…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:19 am

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

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:16 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:15 am

Another short corner for Southampton…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:12 am

The shot is saved well, and eventually comes off a Soton player for a 16.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:11 am

Another short corner for Wessex Hockey…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:10 am

Pompey had a good opportunity to create a chance with a free hit 25 out. It’s wasted by good intercepting play.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:08 am

Southampton are in control now – Pompey can’t sustain an attack.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:01 am

GOAL – 4-0 Southampton! Cooly converted penalty.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 201610:00 am

PENTALY FLICK: the keeper makes an illegal save, and it goes to the spot…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:58 am

Pressure has been all on Southampton, but they have had a sustained period in the Pompey half.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:57 am

Another well defended short corner by Southampton. It’s followed by a quick break, which leads to nothing.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:52 am

Portsmouth have won a short corner but it’s not converted. 16 to come.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:51 am

The scorer for Southampton was 93, Shaan Patel.

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Which is converted! Excellent routine which is cooly slotted into the bottom left corner. 2-0 Southampton!

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:47 am

Another short corner for Soton…

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Which isn’t converted – but a reverse shot forces a good save.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:46 am

A fairly end to end start of the half, but Southampton have won a short corner…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:40 am

Second half is about to begin – Southampton lead 1-0.

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Half time here at the 2nd XI clash. Southampton have defended brilliantly and lead at the break.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:33 am

A lot of pressure by Portsmouth but Southampton have defended excellently.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:30 am

Defended well by Wessex Hockey.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:29 am

Short corner for Portsmouth…

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:26 am

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.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:23 am

Some lovely play, ball brought through the midfield for Southampton but the chance is flashed wide of the post.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20169:22 am

Men’s 2nd XI currently in action here… Halfway through the first half they lead by 1-0.

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Jack Pethick. Sport Editor 2014-2016. Third-Year History student. Mainly write for the Sport section but dabble in writing News and Features. General Armchair pundit and lover of all things Sport. #WouldDoABetterJobThanCarragher

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