New Revolution produce fireworks in first indoor hockey contest
The first games of the Indoor Hockey Super League were played on bonfire night with plenty of goals. Unfortunatly Deltmavine couldn’t make it a full night of fixtures.
Indoor Hockey Super League
Frankie’s SNT 0, LBC New Rev 7
New team Frankies Saturday Night Takeaway took to the court for the first time, taking on the much-fancied LBC New Revolution in a match that a certain Mr Fawkes would of been proud of.
New Revolution started off the quicker, putting immense pressure on defenders Debbie Sneddon and Abbey Irvine. They finally found the winning formula when Kevin Gifford slotted past stand-in goalkeeper Ben Fulton.
One became two when Peter Sharp found the backboard after good work from Karis Irvine and Gifford. The Takeaway were struggling to be an attacking force, with Ava Sim doing a sterling job marking self-proclaimed “fox in the box” Stuart Lavender out of the game. Gayle Johnson and Shaun Manson were working hard in the midfield area but were struggling to create a clear-cut chance.
New Revolution started the second half as they finished the first and got the all-important third goal after a tremendous team move involving all outfield squad members was finished impressively by Karis Irvine.
The now rampant Revolution had the bit between their teeth and made it a quickfire double with Irvine getting her second of the night.
Sharp was proving he was Sharp by name, sharp by nature, as he glided past several challenges and fired in a shot. This was heroically blocked by Sneddon on the goal-line but the rebound fell to Gifford and he slotted home his second of the night.
With Frankie’s looking to get their first goal in the competition, there were gaps appearing at the back and New Revolution took full advantage with Sharp getting his second and Gifford completing his hat trick. Craig Sneddon could have got his first of the season but he lost his footing at the vital moment and the chance was lost.
In a good team performance it was Ava Sim who pipped Sharp and hat trick hero Gifford to the player-of-the-match award. Gayle Johnson received pass marks for Frankie’s.
Deltmavine v Zetland
Zetland received the points as Deltmavine could not field a team.
LBC New Rev v Deltmavine
New Revolution received the points as Deltmavine could not field a team.
Zetland 0, Frankie’s SNT 7
Zetland had only four players but with fighting spirit they played the first half.
Debie Kane for Zetland made good saves while Lara Jamieson, Stacey Gardner and Wilma Sim all showed good determination. But the power and strength of play from Ben Fullerton, Gayle Johnson, Shaun Manson, Debbie Sneddon and Abbey Irvine from Frankie’s kept Zetland from scoring.
Frankie’s goals came from a Shaun Manson hat trick, a Ben Fullerton hat trick and Gayle Johnson. Best for Zetland was Debie Kane and Ben Fullerton stood out for Frankie’s.