Lewes Hockey Club Match Reports For Saturday 28 October 2017
Lewes Men’s 3s
FIXTURE: Sussex Div 2
HOME TEAM: Lewes Men’s 3s 3 (Martin 1, Wood 2)
HOME TEAM: Lewes Men’s 2s 1 (Fuller)
It was the most eagerly anticipated fixture since the day David met Goliath: Lewes Men’s 3s v Lewes Men’s 2s in hockey’s version of El Clasico.
The scene was perfectly set: A lunchtime game, great weather and two teams coming into the match in a run of form.
Lewes Men’s 2s, in the home emerald green strip, started brightly, their fluid passing and movement indicative of their table topping position. The 3s however played as befitting their strip, shadows in black tracking the 2s’ every move with an effective countermove.
The 2s dominated possession and applied significant pressure, however the defensive duo of Chris Picken and Tom Fewster epitomised the stoicism of the 3s’ rearguard and what breached their defence was inevitably repelled by Man of The Match goalkeeper Billy Palmer.
Gradually the offensive springboards of Ali Hancorn and Tom Harvey launched the ball forward for striker Ben Wood to gallop away from the trailing 2s’ defence, and against expectations of the majority of the watching crowd, score the opening goal.
The crowd were further shocked when a second goal swiftly followed from a Tom Casselden, George Martin play – finished in the D with complete composure by Ben Wood.
The second half followed in similar vein: The 2s dominating territory and possession but failing to break down the 3s’ resistance.
The 3s stuck to the tactically astute captain Tom Casselden master plan that bought further reward, a third goal on the breakaway.
A late consolation from Pete Fuller for the 2s could not detract from a famous victory.
Lewes Men’s 1s
HOME TEAM: Brighton and Hove Men’s 2s 1
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Men’s 1s 5
Lewes Ladies 2s
FIXTURE: Sussex Cup
HOME TEAM: Horsham Ladies 2’s 3
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Ladies 2s 4
Lewes Men’s 4s
FIXTURE: Sussex Div 3
HOME TEAM: Littlehampton Mens 1st XI 1
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Men’s 4s 4
Lewes Lions (under 16 boys)
FIXTURE: SDL Boys
HOME TEAM: Lewes Lions 8
AWAY TEAM: Eastbourne Kestrels 0
Lewes Lionesses (under 16s girls)
FIXTURE: SLL Girls Dvlp
HOME TEAM: Hailsham Millers 6
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Lionesses 0