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Bourne Deeping Dragons Men’s 3rds strike late to earn win

Hockey action from Bourne Deeping Dragons 2 v Cambridge University 3 at AMVC EMN-160213-170026009
Hockey action from Bourne Deeping Dragons 2 v Cambridge University 3 at AMVC EMN-160213-170026009

Bourne Deeping Men’s 3rds enjoyed a 2-1 victory over local rivals City of Peterborough 6ths on Saturday.

Peterborough won the toss and decided to play into the wind first half.

However, this made no odds to Peterborough who scored the first goal off the back of a short corner.

The Dragons knew they had been playing well but did not have the goals to show for it that they would have liked.

The half time whistle blew and the Dragons knew they would now have to play into the wind 1-0 down. A tactical change was made which saw Wes Thomas enter the field. Dragons regained control but could not slot the ball into the back of the net.

With a fine bit of skill from Ollie Vartan the Dragons won another short corner. Rob Chorlton slapped the ball into the backboard. 1-1 and the battle raged on. The Dragons continued to dominate and the frustrations of the Peterborough players lead to a green card and further short corners. The final blow came in extra time when a short corner was given against Peterborough and the final whistle went.

The ball was injected out, mis-controlled by Vartan, then picked up by Dacre and slipped to Andrew Dodds who shot at goal but was saved by the keeper.

The ball bounced off the keeper’s pads into the path of Joe Allen who smashed the ball, beating the keeper but hitting a Peterborough foot on the line.

Good umpiring let the advantage play and Shane Carlton sneaked in to pinch the goal.


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