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Mens Vintage XI - Match centre

Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s
West Bridgford Over 50s
P Brooker (63' )
Full time
Sun 3 Dec 11:45 - Cup Attendance 3

Not a Bridge too Far for Kettering

Solo Brooker effort enough to gain the cup spoils.

A crisp, sunny day and a lunchtime start proved the ideal setting as Kettering Over 50s began their Tier 3 Cup campaign with a hard fought victory over West Bridgford. The hosts were down to a bare eleven with a late injury to inspirational skipper Tony Heath but took everything that West Bridgford could throw at the to secure a narrow victory.
Kettering started very brightly and forced a number of short corners but Nick Cusk was unable to convert. Bridgford grew into the game and chances were few and far between but the visitors had the better of the goalmouth action. Super Veteran Bill Greenwood saw yellow for a deliberate foot stopping a break away but Kettering held firm.
The second half followed a similar pattern, Cusk and Paul Brooker both taking two minute 'breathers' but the game hinged on a penalty award following an uncomplicated Richard Middleton tackle. The West Bridgford skipper saw his penalty saved by keeper Barry Coe and this rallied Kettering. They survived another scare when Coe was adjudged to have fouled a forward and another penalty was awarded but this was down graded to a penalty corner after a prolonged discussion.
Kettering seized this lifeline and with seven minutes to go Brooker fired the ball in following a rebound and Kettering ride out the remainder of the match to seal the victory. They now advance into round 2 after Christmas.

Key moments

63:00
Goal Paul Brooker scores for Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s

Highlights

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63:00 Goal 1 - 0
Paul Brooker scores for Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s
54:00 Saved Penalty Flick
A Player has a penalty flick saved for West Bridgford Over 50s
46:00 Green Card
Nick Cusk receives a green card for Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s
40:00 Green Card
Paul Brooker receives a green card for Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s
End of period 1
29:00 Yellow Card
Bill Greenwood is yellow carded for Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s
26:00 Green Card
A Player receives a green card for West Bridgford Over 50s
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As it happened

  • Kettering Hockey Club Over 50s
  • West Bridgford Over 50s
  • 0
  • A Player Green Card 26:00'
  • Bill Greenwood Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Paul Brooker Green Card 40:00'
  • Nick Cusk Green Card 46:00'
  • Paul Brooker Goal 63:00'

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