|Date||26 June 2014|
|Venue||Old Sills HC|
|Result||W 1 - 0|
Olton Bears 0 - 1 Old Wulfs
After a disappointing display last week Old Wulfs looked to perform much better against an Olton side, who appeared to be on a par with Old Wulfs with results. The evening did not get off to a great start with the skipper leaving a player at the meet! Sorry Gray!
Olton were a young team, with pace and a good structure, but Old Wulfs who reverted to a 4-4-2 played much the better hockey. The first half did not see much in the way of clear cut chances for Old Wulfs with all chances being saved by a decent Olton keeper. Olton carved a couple of chances in the first half with Colin making some good saves, but the defence mainly being untroubled. When Olton did beat Colin a defender was there to clear. 0-0 at half time.
The second half began as the first plenty of running off the ball, a strong defence line and midfield linking well with the attack. With the game looking like ending as really good 0-0. A ball from the back bypassed the midfield, where Griff passed to Gray, who rounded the keeper and scored 1-0. Old Wulfs could have been 2-0 up after a free hit was put into the box and Jarocki deflected into the top corner, only to have it chalked off as the ball was not stationary. The game ended 1-0 with Old Wulfs putting in a much more controlled performance, even transferring the ball across the defence.
A special thank you to Dave Ward for umpiring for the team despite being injured, he did a grand job missing very little and letting a competitive game flow.
Man of the match: Alex Gray