Roller Hockey Premier League
Herne Bay Utd 2 KLRHC 3
A solid performance from Lynn, every player having contributed in some way to the successful trip in a very entertaining and competitive game.
The game started in an attacking sense with both teams holding possession well.
A rare blip in the HBU defence allowed for a clinical through pass to Jamie Griffin, who made no mistake in dispatching the finish.
HBU soon replied. An initial shot was well saved by Daren Didcock in goal, however some slack defending and a misplaced pass fell straight to an HBU player who firmly finished the ball into the net.
Lynn called a time-out to regain their composure and made a pre-planned keeper change. Lynn lost possession too easily and Will Martin made a few solid saves. Following a mad five minutes, the ball fell to Sam Kay who cleverly turned the defender and neatly finished the shot.
The second half began in much the same fashion as the first, with again both teams holding the ball and playing slick hockey. The ball broke for a clear breakaway only for the HBU attacker to be brought down by Jamie Griffin and a blue card was shown. The direct free hit was well saved by Martin.
After some good passing, a shot from HBU deflected off a Lynn player’s stick into the net, 2–2.
The ball broke free in the centre of the rink with 35 seconds to go. Josh Taylor’s first slap shot was saved well by the goalkeeper, only for the rebound to fall straight back at his stick where he coolly fired into the far top corner for the travelling team’s winner.
Lynn thank their sponsors Samueljacks and Carter Engineering Supplies Ltd.
Team: Daren Didcock (GK), Will Martin (GK), Ryan Barnes, Michael Carter, Josh Gay, Jamie Griffin, Sergio Hutson, Sam Kay, Josh Taylor (C), Jack Tucker. Coach: Chris Kay.