Mens 1s loose out in local derby
By Maidenhead Hockey Club
Marlow broke our mens 1s winning streak to win this weekend
The visitors were nine points clear at the top and hadn’t lost in their last 18 matches, while Marlow only picked up their first win of the year last weekend at Reading, but a blistering second half performance saw the hosts pick up an impressive win.
It was Marlow who started the game the brighter, converting a penalty corner through Lewis Goodman after seven minutes.
Neither were able to fashion any real goal scoring opportunities, until late into the first half, as Tom Gray finished clinically for the hosts before Maidenhead halved the deficit through Stephen Roe.
It was a narrow game heading into the break, but Marlow produced a scintillating second-half performance, scoring six times to turn a tight game into a blowout.
Second-half goals from Marlow gave a commanding lead before Tom Gray added two more to complete his hat-trick. The visitors (MHC) did grab a second through David Tyler but it was little more than a consolation as Marlow picked up their second win of 2019.
Maidenhead remain six points clear of the pack at the top of the league but captain Chris Brown was still disappointed with the way in which his side lost the match.
“You never want to lose games, and especially in the manner that we did,” Brown said.
“It was just a bad day at the office. It’s one of those things in sport that nothing goes right for one side and everything goes right for the other.”
“I thought we were in the ascendency towards the end of the first half, it was 2-1 to Marlow, we hit the bar.
“But second half they came out well and took their chances.
“We just imploded.”