Mens Match Reports 26 Sep 2020

Fylde 1XI 5-0 Lancaster University 1XI Pre-season friendly Fylde Men's 1's won their final pre-season friendly convincingly 5-0 against the returning students of Lancaster University. Josh Boyne scored twice before half-time, with Jordan Payne scoring in the first half for a 3-0 lead. Oli Santamera was next on the scoresheet before Payne scored his second, rounding off the 5-0 win at home. The team start their league campaign with a home game against Liverpool University next Saturday in West Division 2 of the North League following two successive promotions.

Fylde 3XI 1-1 Brookfields 1XI North West Hockey League Division 4 North North

Fylde Men's 3's started their season in the bottom division against a newly formed team Brookfields, from south of Preston, and consisting of many ex-Leyland & Chorley players. New teams are always tough to play against, and so it proved with Brookfields pressing for the ball from the first whistle, not allowing Fylde to get into a rhythm and even having to defend an early short corner. Fylde started to gain their composure and attack up the pitch, and were unlucky not to score when a shot at a short corner hit the post. However midway through the half the deadlock was broken when debutant Simon Holt made a run and crossed it into the D to Jay Mayne, who swivelled and took a reverse stick shot into the goal. Brookfields responded and were unlucky not to score when a shot hit a defender's foot on the line, resulting in a penalty stroke. Cameron McIntyre, in Fylde's goal, also on debut and only 14 years old, made an outstanding save with his glove to keep Fylde's 1-0 lead intact. The second half saw more pressure from Brookfields and there were a number of important saves from McIntyre in goal, which later led him to be unanimously voted of Man of the Match. Holt impressed in midfield, and in fact all the under 18's playing had good matches, Duke Jones, Ollie Greenwood, Luke Hitchin and Hugo Mace. Brookfields finally equalized 5 minutes from time with a well executed short corner, several short passes and a flicked shot leaving the Fylde defensive unit no chance. Fylde set out to try and win the match, and with a final short corner awarded with the final whistle, the whole team congregated around the D hoping for a chance, and it nearly occured but for a goal-line clearance by a defender. A draw was perhaps a fair result, and both sides can expect to be challenging for promotion out of the division at the end of the season.

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