First Team Star
Feb 12, 2017, 10:25 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
English National League Division 1 South
Re: [Roger D] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Solent Devils 3 Oxford City Stars 3
Admission £9-00 inc programme attendance est 150
7th v 4th
Cracking game, played at a high tempo throughout, a draw the correct result.
Devils took the lead after 11 mins, a great run and shot by Trendall, but Edwards equalised quickly with another good shot. Facey's cool finish gave the home team the lead at the end of the first. In the second, a comedy turn between NM Annetts and his defender gave Murray the chance to make it 3-1 shorthanded, but again Stars reduced the deficit quickly - Hopkins this time. 3-2 going into the third, which began slightly more slowly but soon built up a head of steam, attacks at both ends, last ditch defending, shots blocked, saved, missed.... Green equalised with 8 mins to go and it became even more frantic - Devils had a powerplay for the last two mins but despite their efforts, it ended 3-3.
Oxford seem to have gained a bit of a following - 40-50 fans came down today. Ref Evans was particularly fussy tonight but despite his frequent attempts to slow the game down with petty decisions, but the players (and spectators) came out on top tonight.
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 Feb 12, 2017, 10:56 PM)