|Date||11 November 2018|
|Team||Men's 1st XI|
|Opposition||Shepton Mallet [League]|
|Venue||Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre|
|Result||W 2 - 1|
|Time played||Normal time|
|Scorers||Stuart Barbery (2)|
Barbary Brace give Duchy Vital Away Win
A late Stuart Barbery penalty corner was enough to earn Duchy their first away win since January in a newvy encounter with Shepton Mallet.
After Saturday's transport woes which lead to a 9-2 hammering at the hands of North Somerset, The Cornishmen were back to full strength for the short hop to Shepton for part two of their double-header; and in desperate need of a win to move clear of the relegation places.
The visitors took a deserved lead in the first half when Barbery smashed home a pass from Alfie Budge, however the home side pressed hard after the interval and eventually drew deservedly level from a penalty corner with a quater of the macth remaining. Kevin Welsh excelled in goal for Duchy, keeping his side level at 1-1 and earning a deserved man-of-the-match award ; and with two minutes remaining Duchy won a penalty corner which Barbery slammed home via a deflection for 2-1.
Duchy were able to see out time and hang on to the win, and climb to eigth in the table having taken three points from a difficult weekend of matches.
Shepton Mallet | 52pc
Duchy | Stuart Barbery 25f, 67pc