Varsity report: Men’s Hockey 1st win as 2nds produce late comeback

The University of Lincoln Men’s Hockey 1st team beat Hull 4-2 whilst the 2nds produced a dramatic late comeback to draw 3-3.


Lincoln Men’s Hockey 2nds produced a dramatic late comeback to draw 3-3 with Hull.

The visitors started brightly and applied a lot of pressure which the Lincoln defence and goalkeeper managed to withstand with some brave blocks in front of goal.

The keeper then made a great save from close range to deny a certain goal for Hull but injured himself in the process. Fortunately for the hosts, he soldiered on and continued to play well.

Against the run of play, Lincoln opened the scoring with a rebound effort from a wide angle after the Hull goalkeeper had repelled the initial attack.

However, the lead was to be very short-lived as Waller equalised for Hull with a shot into the bottom right corner.

The rest of the first half was evenly balanced at 1-1 but the best chance for either side to take a lead into half-time fell to Waller but he dragged his shot narrowly wide.

Much like in the first half, Hull started the second half on the front foot and deservedly completed the turn-around when Gipson deflected a long range strike home. Gipson scored a second and put Hull further clear with a confidently struck penalty.

Lincoln refused to lie down though and pulled one back through Adrian Trueman with around five minutes left. It triggered a late bombardment of the Hull goal and, in the dying seconds, they scrambled in a leveller.

By Nathan Hill


 

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