Match Reports Saturday 18th November. Report No. 12

Posted by Victoria Adams on 20 November 2017

Thank you to the Mens 5th team for organising and hosting the Quiz night Saturday. Thank you also to all those who helped towards this evening, with raffle prizes etc.. The quiz night raised much needed money for the club, thank you to all who attended! We hope to host another quiz towards the end of the season! 

 

Cannock M1s 0 - 1 Bowdon
   Cannock Men's 1st team lost their 100% home record in a closely fought encounter. During a competing first half neither side could force a break through with both teams finding their best opportunities from penalty corners.
   The second half started in the same manner as the first but eventually Bowdon broke the deadlock following a mistake within the Cannock midfield allowing them to get an overload in the Cannock circle & create a simple finish.
   As Cannock attempted to get the equaliser they forced Bowdon on their back foot & put pressure on the league leaders but were unable to get the all important goal.
MoM: Duncan Gladwin

 

Cannock M2s 6-5 Olton

 

Cannock M3s 5 – 0 Loughborough Town
   Cannock Men’s 3s welcomed new comers Loughborough Town to Chase Park. With only 2 points and 4 goals so far this season for the opposition, Cannock were looking to take advantage and push further up the league table.
   The game started with Cannock pressing the opposition and trying to dominate the game. It wasn’t long before the first goal came, a short corner allowed James Griffiths to step up a fire home a flick into the bottom right corner. 1-0.
   Loughborough Town tried to creat some chances on the counter attack but were never able to penetrate the Cannock D. Cannock pressed on and then next opportunity soon came when Lewis Micheal found the ball on the edge of the Loughborough D, with some quick stick work he made his way into the D and rifled home a reverse strike into the bottom corner 2-0.
   Cannock piled on the pressure even further and a third followed just before half time with a well executed strike from top goal scored Ed Martin. 3-0.
   The second half produced more of the same but Loughborough soon found a few more chances with a couple of short corners but in form goalkeeper James Bandurak never allowed the ball to cross the line. The youngest member of the squad, Lewis Micheal, continued his run of form with his second of the day, some well worked passes for the Cannock team allowed Lewis another chance a goal and he took it well putting it beyond the reach of the opposing keeper. 4-0.
   With about 10 mins remaining Cannock once again found them selves in front of the Loughborough goal, a lose ball was picked by captain Tom Widdowson but was deflected away by the keeper, only for it to fall to James Griffiths at top D who neatly finished it with a well placed slap into the backboard. Final Score 5-0.
   A game of mixed emotions, some very good team play, some good individual moments and some not so good passages. The not so good areas need improving before our visit to 3rd placed Notts Uni next week. Cannock 3s sit 5th in the table looking to push for a 4th place spot.

 

Cannock M4s 4 – 6 Barford M4’s
   Cannock men’s 4ths travelled to Barford Tigers for a late Saturday fixture. With yet another change of line up, Cannock started nervously and Barford took advantage of this as they went 2-0 up.
   Cannock they realised they needed to start playing and give Barford a game, this resulted in a well-taken goal for Cannock. Unfortunately Barford then scored another to make it 3-1, Cannock didn’t give up and bagged another great goal mind you the pass was pinpoint accurate from his skipper anyone could of scored it.
Half came with score 3-2
   Cannock started to believe they could get a result from this fixture; young Matt ran the full length of pitch and scored what can only be described as a top class goal, from the edge of the D a reverse stick goal even Dave Harris would be proud of.
   Barford reacted to this and scored 3 goals in no time at all, making it 6-3, Cannock kept battling, Mark Cotters saw no 69 make a run into D and hit a pass that number 69 deflected into the goal, another great Cannock goal, the game ended 6-4, with some great goals from Cannock they will have to take some pride from this game.
   Next week Cannock play Warwick 4’s at Chase Park.
MOM Matt
DOD Skipper for forgetting his shorts

 

Cannock M5s 2 – 1 Birdgnorth

 

Cannock L1s 1 – 4 Isca
Cannock ladies 1s welcomed Isca to Chase Park with both teams desperate to take the points to edge them up the table. Cannock put themselves under pressure early doors as they struggled to maintain possession and soon found themselves 1-0 down. Isca continued to punish Cannock putting 2 more past them before half time leavin the home side with an up hill battle.
   Second half Cannock upped their performance and saw a couple of opportunities go begging before Jodie Beddow scored a well taken reverse stick shot from top D. It didn’t take Isca long to respond as they put a 4th past Cannock.
Mom: Esme Gibson

 

Cannock L2s 1 – 1 Matlock
   Cannock ladies 2’s faced Matlock ladies away in the peaks. Both teams level on points at the bottom of the league, a must win game for both sides.
   The game had great tempo as both teams desperately needed 3 points. Matlock were the quickest out of the blocks with Cannock having to defend a couple of short corners in the first minutes of the game, Gemma Pryce’s quick thinking keeping Cannock in it. Cannock gained momentum as the half progressed with some well-worked Hockey down the right hand side leading to several shots on target but with no end result. Umpires struggled to keep a lid on the strong tackles and determination bubbled over into frustration going in to the break.
   After halftime Matlock scored from their first attack in open play, but Cannock replied within 2 minutes from a short corner strike from Nic George.
   A few green cards later and some more spectacular saves from Gemma Pryce the game finished 1 goal apiece. The struggle for points continues for Cannock ladies.
   Man of the match went to both Nic George and Shelly Hodgson.

 

Cannock L3s 4 – 0 WATS
   Cannock Ladies 3rd team played Wolves and Tettenhall Ladies 1st team at home in the early morning slot. Having had a run of tough away games Cannock were pleased to be back on home turf and showed this by powering ahead with two goals. The team was keen to push forward and attack WATS putting them on the back foot. WATS did put up a good fight and challenged Cannock a few times on the break and caused some good saves from keeper Tiegan Emily.
   Just before half time Jenna Martin was brought down by the WATS keeper in the D to secure a flick for the home team. Bev Cartlidge converted this comfortably low into the left hand corner.
   The second half saw some challenge from WATS but Cannock secured a further goal with Lucy Black doing an excellent pick in the D and smashing it in the back of the net. Overall an enjoyable game and great to take the 3 points. We are back to our winning ways!

 

Cannock L4s 1 – 3 WATS
   
Cannock 4s faced a tough WATs 2s team that are sitting top of the league having won 6 of their 8 games. WATs as expected started strongly and Cannock soaked up a lot of pressure. Both sides had short corner opportunities unfortunately it was WATs that capitalised first. Cannock continued to press with some excellent passing from the back through to the forwards but WATs soon got their second goal taking the half time score to 2-0.
   Cannock were rightly disappointed as they had worked hard in the 1st half with nothing to show for it. Determined to get something out of the 2nd half Cannock came out fighting, which saw them pull one back from a short corner goal by Rhia but despite the good work the score line finished 3-1. Cannock can take pride in the fact that they played extremely well and pulled together as a team against a tough opposition that are likely to win the league. Man of the match Liv Edwards.

 

Cannock L5s 2 – 1 Bloxwich
   Cannock Ladies 5ths played extremely well against Bloxwich 4’s, ensuring the play was kept away from the defensive goal as much as possible. The newly devised team played exceptionally against a partially aggressive team and together we used teamwork to overcome the issues.
   Unfortunately, the game ended on a loss for Cannock with the result being 2-1. Despite the result, the effort from all players within the Cannock team were impeccable! Players of the match went to Georgia Lloyd and Sam Watts.

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