The points were shared in the men’s firsts indoor Hockey in a thrilling encounter. However, York made a rampant start to the game, hardly giving Lancaster a sniff of the ball.
Within the first few minutes, York’s captain both won and then missed a penalty in amazing fashion – having had to retake the penalty and in doing so hitting the post – to the delight of the Lancaster fans, who ridiculed his ludicrously high shorts.
However, Lancaster’s luck did not last, for York were flawless throughout the first half. Their Number 17 In particular was clinical in his finishing – scoring the first and third goals to give the defender, Hollis, a torrid time in the process.
At 4-0, York looked destined to notch up another two points. However, Lancaster’s Abell gave his team hope with the last play of the first half – a great finish from a penalty-corner to make it 4-1.
With roles reversed, Lancaster’s second half performance was little short of brilliant, with stand out performances from Crich and Hollis. The former not only dribbled through York’s defence for fun but also scored two goals; the latter turned his performance around in the second half, helping his side with an assist and an equalising goal.
With the scores level at 4-4, the game ended in dramatic style as Lancaster took the lead for the first time through Abell’s well-taken shot. Almost instantly from the restart, York hit back to level and finish the game in what turned out to be an incredible match. York and Lancaster share the spoils.