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Mens 4s (Monarchs) - Match centre

Milton Keynes [5] Samurai
Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
Full time
C Miles (10' ), M Hosany (65' )
Sat 23 Feb 15:30 - South Hockey League - MBBO Open League - Division 8 East

Humbling away loss for Monarchs

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Monarchs lose to league leaders

And so a crunch game up to Milton Keynes to face the league leaders. Sun was out a full team plus one for the Monarchs and we were off.

Monarchs started well some good passing and movement from both teams in the first 15 mins looked to set up a balanced strategic game. We sensed Milton Keynes beginning to grow into the match though we scored through Clint edging ahead. Milton Keynes continued to exert pressure putting a couple of goals past us to get us to half time. We were still well in the game knowing we needed the break to start to combat the growing tide.

Milton Keynes came out strong again in the second half increasing the pressure. They needed to work hard and were rewarded by a third goal and thereafter a fourth. Whether including the fourth or from the fourth a tsunami was unleashed on us with Milton Keynes players everywhere and shots fired from all angles. To a neutral observer a couple of the goals were something else. Within this some extremely brave defending from Randy,Nick and Cory with Sean performing some great saves.

7 / 1 down and completely traumatized the will and requirement to salvage some pride saw the last 10 minutes played in their half. We found some space both on the left and notably Mahdi was making progress on the right. We had a number of short corners and through an assist from Viren, Mahdi tapped in to help ease the journey home.

The fact we still played having been completely beaten up showed character and we know we were outplayed. The shell shock along with injuries did not help, though sense a strong reaction with the target laid down to win the next 5 games. To have what we have done to other teams dished out of us was no fun.

For man of the match the bravery and taking the brunt of the pain notably physically all the back four and unable to single one out. For showing the way forward in the next 5 games to come causing issues on the right and tapping in to give us a one nil win taking the last 10 minutes in isolation, Mahdi.

Match Report: Gavin Slater
Man if the Match: Mahdi Hosany

Key moments

10:00
Goal Clint Miles scores for Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
65:00
Goal Mahdi Hosany scores for Maidenhead [4] Monarchs

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65:00 Goal 0 - 2
Mahdi Hosany scores for Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
65:00 Assist
VIREN WALIA makes an assist for Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Clint Miles scores for Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
End of period
Player of the Match
Mahdi Hosany is awarded player of the match for Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
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As it happened

  • Milton Keynes [5] Samurai
  • Maidenhead [4] Monarchs
  • 0
  • Clint Miles Goal 10:00'
  • Mahdi Hosany Goal 65:00'
  • VIREN WALIA Assist 65:00'

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