Watford Men’s 2nd team, win at home again in London League Div One…

Our Men’s 2ndteam recorded their second home win of the campaign to move into second spot in the London League Div One table..

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Quarter Scores were – 2-3, 5-3, 3-3, 6-4

The game began with both sides missing early chances but with 2.42 played Watford’s won a man-up & from the extra man play Watford’s Wayne Davis found the net for 1-0. Penguin responded & within two minutes had snatch the lead at 1-2. With the quarter coming to a close Watford levelled via Matt Irish but with only .01 second to play Penguins were back in front at 2-3.

The second period started with Penguins increasing their lead to two at 2-4 but then Watford hit a purple patch and scored four unanswered goals for a 6-4 lead. Andy Holt with the first then Richard Hime levelled from close range at 4-4. A double from Adam Page that were two brilliant break-away goals gave us the lead. Penguin then re-grouped and responded with two goals inside 46 seconds to level the game at 6-6 but with the referee about to signal half time a Danny Davis shot found the back of the net for a slender lead at 7-6.

Danny Davis scores right on Half Time to give his side the lead at 7-6.

Danny Davis scores right on Half Time to give his side the lead at 7-6.

Into the third period & Penguin were first to strike goal for 7-7.  They then won a penalty on their next attack which keeper Chris Jones saved. This spurred his side on & a double from Holt within 50 seconds play had his side 9-7 up. Penguin again responded for 9-8 but Watford then earned a Man-up, from the advantage scored via George Szemere for 10-8.  With time on the clock running down Penguins again reduced the deficit to within one for a 10-9 scoreline at the end of the 3rdperiod.

The final period started with Watford’s Page scoring another break-away goal for 11-9, further Watford pressure resulted in Holt adding another for 12-9. Penguins found the net moments later for 12-10 but then another purple patch with three unanswered goals extended Watford’s lead at 15-10, Hime, Holt & Danny Davis doing the damage. With 2.30 mins to play Penguin started a three goal response in an effort to pull level and with only .41 seconds remaining they had reduced the deficit to within two at 15-13 but with time running out Penguin committed a major foul and from the man-up Paul Skerm converted to seal the match at 16-13.

Team v WL Penguins:

Chris Jones (GK), Steve Behr, Adam Page, Andy Holt, Richard Hime, Danny Davis, Steve Brassington, George Szemere, Wayne Davis, Paul Skerm, Matt Irish, Will Morris.

Next Game is Sunday 1stJuly – Watford 2nds v Kingston @ Woodside.

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