Gary Johnson: “Frustrating season for Lindum so far”

Lindum Men’s First Team captain Gary Johnson has described their season so far as “frustrating” after having to settle for a mid-table spot in the North Men’s Hockey League (Division One).

Lindum men's playing hockey (Photo: Elliott Dalton)

Lindum Men’s Firsts in action against Harrogate (Photo: Elliott Dalton)

Lindum sit in sixth place with four games to go, and have very little chance of either achieving promotion or suffering relegation.

Speaking after their home draw to Harrogate on 13 February, he also admitted that his side is already looking forward to next season.

Johnson said: “We have shown that we are more than capable of challenging in the top three.

“The errors have cost us massively, if we cut out those errors then we could have won three, four, five more games than we have done this season.

“We’re trying a few things out, different presses and different formations to try and figure out what is going to work for us next season so we have some variation.”

He also said that their away form needs to improve ahead of next season, and they will try and start by picking up points in their final away games of the season.

“That is where we have not been so great recently, we need to prepare now and get ourselves ready because we do need to improve our form away from home.”

Four games remain this season for Lindum and Johnson has targeted two more victories from those games in order to “cement a top five place going into next season”.

Lindum Ladies’ First Team also sit in sixth place in East Division 1N; however, they have their eyes on promotion as they are only five points off the top spot, currently occupied by Saffron Walden.

Their form will be crucial going into their final five games, as they face three of the sides which currently sit above them. Win those games and they will have a great chance of promotion.