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Men's 1s back to winning ways

Stroud travelled to Weston Super Mare on Saturday looking to re-group after last week's second half collapse against Yate.

Stroud started the game well, putting together some fluid moves and pressing Weston back into their own half.  Dan Clifford and Matt Williams won early short corners that tested the Weston keeper.  Despite not getting an early goal, Stroud remained patient and continued to pass the ball well to keep prolonged possession.

Dan Clifford eventually unpicked the lock as a good passing move resulted in his low drag shot finding the back board.  Stroud finished the first half deservedly in front.

The second half saw a very compact Stroud unit working hard to keep Weston at bay. Stroud played some good solid hockey and despite not scoring again they were always in command of the game and were rarely troubled at the back by Weston. The Weston keeper was called into action by Rich Fynn on several occasions and Alex Waring should have scored when Brad Mears put him through one-on-one with the keeper.

Despite their chances, the game finished 1-0 to Stroud.

Stroud were delighted with all the points away against a tricky Weston side, although they would have liked to make their superior possession count in terms of more goals.

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