SOHC men’s fifth team make it five wins from five

Sidmouth and Ottery A at home to Okehampton. Ref shsp 08-17TI 7458. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth and Ottery A at home to Okehampton. Ref shsp 08-17TI 7458. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The men’s fifth team of Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club claimed all the points when they took their longest journey north in the league, to Wells to take on Mid Somerset.

The home side struggled to turn out a team and played without a goalkeeper and with only 10 outfield players, but some were highly skilled.

SOHC took an early lead with Steve Ellison scoring from a good through pass but the visitors were pegged back mid-way through the half when Mid Somerset scored.

Although not playing their best hockey of the season, SOHC took the lead again when Andrew Coley got a touch on the edge of the area which was just enough for the ball to trickle over the undefended goal line.

Early in the second half, the visitors conceded again, but did not let it deter them and Rob Wilson scored well from an Ellison cross.


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Coley doubled his tally for the match soon after and while SOHC conceded one more, they held on to claim the points and make it five games and five wins, with the first round of matches completed.

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