Report on last Wednesday’s Winter League Men’s match v Croydon at Woodside.
Final score 10-10. Qtr scores – 0-1, 3-2, 2-3, 5-4.
A frantic final quarter which at one point we lead 10-7 with only 2.26 to play finished all square as a couple of major fouls allowed Croydon to draw level in an absorbing match.
The game started slowly as hit we both bar and post early on to deny us a lead and Croydon made the breakthrough after 3 mins play then defended solidly to take a first quater lead at 1-0.
We started the second period with a goal from Dávid Koncz but with two quick goals inside 40 seconds had Croydon 1-3 up but following a major foul Cameron Baker fired in from a tight angle for 2-3. Then with only 5 seconds of the half remaining George Sadler found space in front of goal and a neat shot to the top corner had as level at 3-3.
Into the second half and the game was starting to open up as both sides took the lead as the score edged its way up to 5-6 at the end of the qtr. First Will Eggleton gave us a lead for the first time at 4-3, Croydon pinned us back at 4-4. A goal from Zach White had us back in front at 5-4 further chances to increase our lead then went begging and Croydon scored twice to snatch the lead back at 5-6.
Into the final period and Watford came out all guns blazing as we levelled at 6-6 via Matthew Irish and then the lead at 7-6 from a man up goal from Jack Pickford. Croydon then levelled game briefly at 7-7. But in the space of 135 seconds Watford thought they had finally taken control of the game as three goals gave them a 10-7 lead. A double from Koncz and an effort from Josh Brown doing the damage. Then with 2.26 to play Croydon hit back to level at 10-10.
In the end it was a disappointing result given we had a three goal margin but Croydon deserved a point for their determination not to lose this match.
Next game is Wednesday 13th at home to Bexley.
Team on Wednesday v Croydon was
Steve Chambers (GK), Nandi Cesh, Alun Dorrington , Will Eggleton, George Sadler,, David Koncz, Jack Pickford, John Pickford, Zach White, Josh Brown, Cami Baker, Jason Attwood, Matt Irish.