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Bicester 3
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Men's Terriers
J Romain (20'), R Campion (45')
Hard won victory for the Terriers

Hard won victory for the Terriers

By Robbie Campion
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Young side remains in contention for 2nd spot


The Terriers travelled all the way to Biscester last Saturday on a blustery day but were rewarded with 3 hard earned points against good opposition. Both teams were up for it from the start, stringing together passes and playing good hockey. Biscester were the physically stronger side and this somewhat dictated the pattern of the match, being quicker to the 50-50 ball particularly in the first half. The exception to this was Jack Barker who was tenacious and determined throughout.
The Terriers found themselves defending for most of the period. They kept their shape well and absorbed the pressure and were able to counterattack on occaision, relying on the long ball. Eventually this paid off with James Romain smashing a ball into the top corner from the edge of the D. The opposition replied shortly afterwards after another long spell of possession and it was 1-1 at half time.
Coach Badley rallied the troops at half time and called on them to up the intensity and although the pattern of play was much the same in the second half, confidence grew in absorbing the pressure. Midway through the half Terriers won a short corner, which resulted in another after a foot was found, and then another which was this time converted by Robbie Campion with a straight strike from the top of the D from an excellent injection. But its the midfield and defence who deserved the credit for holding Biscester at bay until the end and Jake Rouse in goal deserved a round of applause from his teammates at the end for his second half clean sheet which prooved the difference.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 16, Mar 2019

Kickoff

14:30

Competition

Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon - Division 8 West

League position

3
South Berkshire [5] Terriers
5
Bicester 3