LTHC Men’s 2nd XI 3 vs Khalsa Leamington Men’s 2nd XI 2

MRHA T1 – Midlands 2

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Looking to bounce back from last week’s loss and a series of poor results, the Men’s 2nd XI faced 10th place Khalsa Leamington 2nd XI.

Town went into the game knowing fast ball and tight marking would likely do enough to break the run of disappointing results. However, it almost felt not to be! Town heads dropped following a series of loose defensive play. With the score already 1-0 the Khalsa, Town were in the again chasing the game.

Interesting fact of the day: Of the eight games Town have played so far this season, they have in every game, failed to score first. 

Skipper Adam Lamb audaciously took things into his own hands. Creaming the ball from an arrogantly tight angle towards goal it squeezed through the keeper, drawing the game level. Khalsa Leamington quickly responded, again taking advantage of some loose marking, 2-1 to the away side.

At half time, the opposition had the upper-hand, but a motivating rhetoric of National League experienced and under-study Captain David Alex Henderson. Pumping from the plethora of positive comments of Henderson, Town were up for the fight.

It was a game of to and fro, one to pull at the heart strings of the dedicated supporters on the sideline. Town again bought themselves back into the game from some fluidly scrumptious attacking play, nervously trickled in at the back post by surprised looking Guest. From this moment forward Town looked like they did against Burton all those weeks ago, playing unreal hockey. Passes connected, from defence, through midfield to the forwards, who could believe it after the last few weeks.

Finally, hard work at training making its impact. It was a Town corner that made the different, Megicks converting from the top. It is safe to say a closer finish than Town wanted but they held out for the last 10 minutes and the game ended 3-2 to the home side.

Town will head to Rugby next week, as they look to build upon this win and fight their way back into the top of the league table.

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