Gravesham and Wellcome Mens 3rd XI

Match date: 15/01/22
Opposition: Gravesham and Wellcome Mens 3rd XI
Home or away: Home
Result: 4-1
Scorers: Orton, Richards (2), Lipscombe S
Man/ Woman of the Match Spencer Richards
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Good win against a strong Gravesend side. Both teams were a little ring rusty in the first half and the hockey wasn't great. Gravesend went ahead, and Spencer Richards levelled for New Beccs, with and assist from Tim Orton, just before half time; a fair reflection of the first 35 minutes. The visiting side became increasingly talkative in the second half, questioning every umpiring decision. Clare and Lisa kept control as did the New Beccs players, as they grew stronger in the game. After Dickie Carver had a penalty flick saved, Spencer scored the home side's second, a smart deflection of a Tim Orton strike from a short corner (I think). Steve Lipscombe got a third shortly after, with a shoulder height finish at close range, again from an Orton effort. Gravesend got back into the game for a few minutes until one of their chattier players decided to leave the field of play for reasons best known to himself. Tim killed the game with the fourth goal which deflected in off a defender. New Beccs now rest eighth with two wins in succession and a goal differrence of +2, with only the top four sides having conceded fewer goals.