Whalsay beat New Rev to join them at top of indoor hockey league
Only one indoor hockey match was played at the weekend, Whalsay defeating New Revolution to go level top of the league. Zetland and Lobbyless were both awarded the points against Reckless, while Whalsay received the points against Crusaders.
Eric Brown Shield
New Revolution 2, Whalsay 5
The game started at a high tempo with both teams working hard, but it wasn’t long before New Rev had taken full control, speading the ball around with some great movement from the whole team. If it wasn’t for the goalkeeping of George Abernethy they could have had the game.
But if you don’t take your chances then you can get bitten, and that’s what happend, with Whalsay getting their only chance of the half and Jamieson scoring from a short corner.
This did not change the way the half was going and New Rev were soon back controlling the pace of the game, and back on level terms with a great finish from Bryan Irvine after a rebound from a short corner.
There was still time for Whalsay’s Karl Williamson to find himself in the sin-bin before half-time with persistent fouls.
The second half again started quickly but this time with New Rev pushing forward, Whalsay were able to break quickly and Zoe Irvine squeezed the ball past the unlucky Bradley.
New Rev tried to get back into the game but were still finding Abernethy on fine form, and it was Whalsay who struck again to take the wind from New Rev’s sails with goals from Williamson and Jamieson.
The goal of the night was scored by New Rev, giving them a little hope. Great work in the midfield by Kevin Gifford and Stacey Laurenson found Peter Sharp surging forward on the right, and with great stick control he left Jamieson for dead and unleashed a reverse stick finish past the helpless Abernethy, making it 4-2.
As New Rev were pushing to get back in the game Whalsay grabbed another right at the end to make the final score 5-2.
Players of the match were Peter Sharp for New Rev and George Abernethy for Whalsay.
Zetland v Reckless
Zetland were awarded the points.
Reckless v Lobbyless
Lobbyless were awarded the points.
Whalsay v Crusaders
Whalsay were awarded the points.