First Team Star
Sep 13, 2015, 10:32 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
English National League Division 1 South
Re: [Jswinscoe] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Solent Devils 3 Cardiff Devils 3
Admission £9-00 inc programme attendance est 100
Great game, fast-paced throughout, and full of big (mostly legal) hits. Cardiff were bottom last season but on this showing they won't be this year. Early goals for both teams, then a pretty even first period, both teams had chances, both teams hit the post. Solent took the lead on 25 mins with a class finish from a rebound by new Hungarian import Hegyi, then went further ahead on 31 mins. They dominated the rest of the period but it stayed at 3-1. Cardiff looked better in the final period, with Mr. Evans helping his compatriots wth numerous harsh penalties against the home team. Latchford pulled a goal back on 44 mins then it was Cardiff pressure with good breaks by Solent, hitting the post near the end. Cardiff pulled their netminder for one last push. Finally, with 14.5 seconds left, Bradshaw equalised, to great jubilation from the visitors.
Not many changes at Gosport Ice Rink this year - new lights, the fixing of one would have delayed the start but for the officials deciding to forgo the icing. It was amusing watching the repairers dismantling the scaffolding they used, slowly, bit by bit, as the players and officials hovered impatiently. Unfortunately the fixture list is very unfriendly to Gosport this season, so my visits might be more limited.
If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.
(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Sep 13, 2015, 11:29 PM)