|Date||23 September 2016|
|Venue||Campus Pitch (Jubilee Pitch)|
|Result||L 2 - 3|
|Time played||Normal time|
|Scorers||Kynon Nathaniel Griffith-McCann|
TBB U18 Boys took on the Millfield 1st XI on Friday evening, in perfect hockey conditions. This fixture is the second year both sides have scheduled this ‘friendly’ to mark the start of the season and once again the players produced some excellent hockey; which bodes well for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.
First Half. TBB struck first with a fantastic ‘touch deflection’ goal by Kynon Griffith-McCann (CF) off a powerful feed by the Captain, Reuben Poole (LB) from outside the 23yd line. Millfield equalised 10mins later from a rebounded shot at a short corner. TBB won back the lead on the stroke of half-time from an outstanding overhead shot by Max Jenkins (CH) within an extremely congested Millfield goal-mouth, where 5 players including the GK scrapped for possession. Millfield fought back well and had many chances, not only to equalise, but race ahead had it not been for some incredible goal-keeping by Seth Thomas (GK).
Second Half. Millfield began the second half at speed and had it not been for Seth Thomas (GK) they were in danger of running away with the game. Millfield did equalise half-way through the half, in open play; TBB defence being caught a little sluggish leaving defenders Harry McKibbin (RB) and Reuben Poole (LB) outnumbered 4v2 – something to work on in the coming weeks. TBB had a number of chances towards the end of the game with some powerful crosses from Gabriel Toomey (RF) that found James Taylor (IR) and Kynon Griffith-McCann (CF), but the Millfield GK reacted just in time to avoid the scores. TBB did win two short corners, but were unable to execute a clean shot at goal – more work needed. In the final 10mins Millfield scored with an un-saveable shot from a tight lie on the reverse stick, that hit the top right corner of our goal, to take the game 3-2.
Thank you to Millfield for hosting TBB in such a fantastic manner and we look forward to organising more friendly fixtures later in the season.
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