Men's 2nd XI Vs Plymouth Marjon D [League]

Date 10 November 2018
Team Men's 2nd XI
Opposition Plymouth Marjon D [League]
Fixture Home
Venue Pool Academy
Start time 14:30
Result W 5 - 1
Time played Normal time
Scorers Lee Selby (1), Martin Crump (1), Justin Churchill (1), James Vincent (1), Tom Elliott (1)
Match Report

Seventh League Win Sends Duchy Clear

Despite conceding an early penalty corner strike, Duchy recovered to record a 5-1 win over a talented young Plymouth Marjon side and move two points clear at the top of South West 1. 

Will Hutton had given Marjon the lead early in the match with a thunderous dragflick; however Duchy stuck to their task and eventually found an opening through Jeremy Wall, who intercepted a pass before crossing for Lee Selby to equalise at 1-1. 

With the game finely balanced and both sides playing some excellent hockey, Duchy took the lead when a Tom Elliott penalty corner strike was parried into the path of fMartin Crump who smashed home for 2-1; before a slice of fortune saw the lead extended to 3-1 when Justin Churchill finished from close range despite an apparent foul from Duchy in the build-up. 

Trailing 3-1 at the interval, Marjon pressed hard at the start of the second half in search of a way back into the match, drawing four excellent saves from Warren Pearce in the Duchy net; however with 20 minutes remaining the result was put virtually beyond doubt when Neil Bradford's hopeful through ball was remarkably seized on by a diving James Vincent, whose shot from an unfeasibly narrow angle glanced home off the unfortunate Marjon 'keeper. 

The last ten minutes were a scrappy affair, however Duchy closed out the fixture sensibly and were able to add a fifth at the death with Tom Elliott smashing home a penalty corner with the last touch of the game. PGSOB's surprise 1-1 draw away to Dart sees Duchy now lead the division by two points; and become the first Duchy side to win their oppening seven league matches. 

Man of the Match was awarded to Warren Pearce

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Duchy A | Lee Selby F, Martin Crump PC, Justin Churchill F, James Vincent F, Tom Eliott PC

Plymouth Marjon D | Will Hutton PC

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Neil Bradford 9 2
Stuart Richardson 12
Alex Roberts 15
Tom Marmoy 17
Simon Rafferty 20
Jeremy Wall 21 1
Wayne Spargo 23 Green
Warren Pearce 26 Goalkeeper
James Vincent 39 1 Green
Martin Crump 42 1 1
Lee Selby 43 1
Chris Pound 50
Ricky Searle 55
Tom Elliott 58 1 1
Justin Churchill 75 1 1