Men's 1s Maintain 100% Win Record
By Matt Jones
Men's 1s 7 – 0 University of Exeter
Bagging our first goal from an Alan Forsyth strike within the first 60 seconds set our stall out and within seven minutes Forsyth popped up again to make it 2-0.
Despite the blistering start, reminiscent of the three goals in six minutes against Reading, the students worked hard to keep our forward line off the scoresheet for the remainder of the first and second quarters.
Our persistence, pace and work rate began to tell on the visitors however and it didn’t take long for Forsyth to complete his hat trick and make it 3-0 in the 42nd minute. The killer blows followed swiftly with Taylor (PC), Boon and Sorsby all netting within four minutes of each other to end the third quarter 6-0 up. Regardless of the score line, Exeter kept fighting, defending fearlessly with former ‘Seal’ Taylor Seager-Green performing excellently in goal.
There was still time for one more name to go on the scoresheet and this time it was Goodfield who was rewarded for his efforts, notching up his fifth goal of the season.
We were pleased with our performance and particularly the manner in which we controlled the pace of game after Exeter sat back.
Saturday capped off 2019 in some style and now that we have some time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far this season both domestically and in Europe, we can go into the short indoor break pleased with the platform that we’ve built ourselves.
It’s a stark reminder that despite 14 wins from 14 including the EHL, securing a play off spot and qualifying for the EHL KO8 at Easter, we know we have more work ahead of us in order to reach our true potential.