Mens 3rd XI
Sat 10 Feb 2024  ·  South East Men's Division 4 Invicta
Marden Russets 3
Folkestone Optimist Hockey Club
Mens 3rd XI
Men's 3s A v Marden Russets

Men's 3s A v Marden Russets

Amy Bumstead11 Feb - 19:18
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Men's 3s go top with away win

A bleak forecast set the scene for a tense, high stakes game as the 3’s faced league leaders Marden.

A challenging first half, the ops battle

In a tense , back and forth first half saw some great chances at both ends.

It was marden to finally break the deadlock, with 2 consecutive short corner goals.

The first for follkestone came from A lofted ball over the keeper by Mackett and tapped home by Parsons, igniting the incredible comeback just before half time.

After a half time team talk the team were fired up and attacked marden with doubled intensity, it wasn’t long before the equaliser was slotted home by Cross, chipping the ball over the keeper after a quick counter attack.

A strike into the D from Timmins was picked up by Kyle and calmly converted to give Folkestone a well deserved lead.

Quickly after a fourth came from Timmins, getting on the end of a beautiful long ball with a quick and composed finish past the keeper, cementing Folkestones lead.

Freddie earnt his deserved MoM with a brilliant attacking display with some dangerous play keeping the defenders on their toes, and with a brilliant strike into the top corner unfortunately saved by the keeper.

The team played the full seventy minutes with great heart and passion, proving why they deserve their place at the top of the league

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Folkestone Optimist 3
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