Hockey confidence booster

18:18 11 January 2013

Sidmouth and Ottery Mens 4th hockey team played West Dorset on Saturday, January 4. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 1278-02-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth and Ottery Mens 4th hockey team played West Dorset on Saturday, January 4. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 1278-02-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Sidmouth & Ottery HC D 3, East Devon C 0

Olive 2, King, C1

SidMouth and Ottery HC Men’s 5ths returned to action in a friendly against league rivals East Devon.

Keen to overturn their 5-4 league defeat to their opposition earlier in the season, SOHC started the game positively and were rewarded after 20 minutes when David Ackland’s (mis-hit) cross from the left was tapped in by Chris Olive at the far post.

The remainder of the half was even with neither team able to pass and retain possession sufficient to create meaningful goal threats.

The second half was mostly SOHC’s. They had the best of the possession and were able to stifle East Devon’s midfield and defence and create several attempts on goal and a clutch of penalty corners that called East Devon’s goalkeeper into last-ditch action.

Charlie King’s sublime goal, on his club debut, came midway through the second half. His half-volleyed deflection on the reverse saw the ball lifted over the advancing keeper in a moment of pure skill. After this, SOHC turned the screw and mounted a number of attacks.

Olive’s second goal followed concerted pressure during which he pushed the ball calmly over the keeper to seal the game.

The 3-0 result gives SOHC 5ths the confidence they need to re-start their league campaign next week vs Isca (away) and to play East Devon again in two week’s time.

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