First Team Star
Mar 3, 2019, 10:25 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
Re: [HantsLondoner] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Guildford Flames 2 Glasgow Clan 1 in OT
admission £17-33 with booking fee, programme downloadable via internet, attendance 1685 (looked more)
5th v 3rd/11
Very lucky win for the Flames against good opponents, who held the lead for over 48 minutes and should have won it on OT too. The fixture list meant that this was the third meeting between these sides in eight days - in fact they had played last night in Glasgow, where the home team recorded their first win of the season over the Flames.
The long journey back seemed to have affected the home side more, who, after a bright start, conceded a goal after 5:30 on a PP and looked tired after that. The visitors impressed with neat passing and home NM Carrozzi had to make some good saves as the Clan could have increased their lead. A shot count of 5-10 tells its own story.
In the second Flames had an early PP but failed emphatically to threaten the Clan goal (in fact, Clan defended PPs really well tonight). As we approached midway a couple of Flames players laid good hits on their opponents and this seemed to fire the home team up a bit, as they put a bit of pressure on at last. They were still vulnerable to breaks, however.
Much the same in the third as the Flames got better and had more pressure. At least they equalised, on 54:11, with a thunderbolt by Abt, which is as rare as hens' teeth. Despite best efforts by both teams no more goals, so on to OT, which was probably the most exciting I've seen.
Starting at 3 v 3 Flames conceded a penalty after only 00:15, Watters called for tripping. It was now 4 v 3 as Clan got an extra man for the penalty, and they passed and probed, but Flames just held out. However, as Watters came back there was a scramble and a shout for a goal for Clan. After a long VAR review it was ruled as no goal. And as you can guess, after another spell of Clan pressure a Flames break saw Craige pass to Watters, who scored and all the home fans and players went crazy as they knew they'd got away with it big time.
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 Mar 3, 2019, 10:26 PM)