York holds onto a one goal lead in an uninspiring game


Men’s Hockey 2nds

York started well, putting pressure on and forcing Lancaster to defend. Play was mainly in midfield, with the teams swapping possession and neither able to build up a strong attack.

The tough tackles flew in as tensions began to rise, resulting in a yellow card and 10 minutes in the sin-bin for Lancaster’s number 16. After 25 minutes finally York managed to break through and win a short corner, but the Lancaster keeper made a good save to keep the home team in the match. At half time there was nothing to separate the teams.

In the second half Lancaster started well, winning a short corner, but nothing came of the chance. York broke immediately, forcing Lancaster to concede a corner of their own, and York’s number 3 scored to give them the lead. Play was once again cagey in the middle of the pitch, but Lancaster had a good spell of pressure, winning two corners but firing both wide. Both sides were on the attack but neither could score and York survived to win the match.

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