SOHC men’s in-house derby serves up eight goal thriller

SOHC men's fourth team

SOHC men's fourth team - Credit: Archant

The South East Three in-house derby between Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s fourth and fifth teams, produced eight goals.

Playing to a capacity crowd (the dugouts would have been full if it had been raining), both teams were playing their final match of the season.

It was a competitive encounter and remained even for the early stages until the fourths scored slightly against the run of play and then again soon after.

A third before the break and two early in the second half saw the fourth team into a commanding 5-0 lead.

The fifth team dug deep and, when captain Dockers stepped up to score from a short corner, the margin was down to four goals.

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The five goal was margin was restored, but the fifth team, who gave as good as they got throughout an entertaining encounter bagged a second when Andrew Coley scored a reverse stick shot.

The ninth and final goal of the game, also scored by the fifth team, arrived when Wilf Chunn scored at far post from a well-timed pass across the face of the goal.

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The fourth teams goals were scored by Treeve Harris (2), Cai Williams, Peter Rider, Jon Mutter and George Mutter.

It was a good competitive match, played in good spirit and a positive end to the season in terms of player development. Well done to all concerned, and a round of thanks to captains and coaches for all their hard work throughout another most enjoyable season.

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