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Nervous Stroud M2 Held to a Rare Goalless Draw

Stroud Men’s 2nd XI, sponsored by Ecotricity, struggled to find the goal on Saturday and felt fortunate to come away with a point.  Sometimes things just don’t go your way and that was clearly the case.  Fielding a squad with 2 substitutes, the visitors should have been comfortable, but they lost Craig Wathen with a calf strain after only 5 minutes.  After 15 minutes, goalkeeper Craig Breddy put his life on the line, against his own defensive line as well, the subsequent collision causing him to break his collarbone in two places.  Rob Waite then took up the mantle.  Despite playing some nice passing hockey at times, Stroud’s attacks came to nought, despite several close shaves.  Any other day, Stroud could have been 5 goals to the good, but nothing seemed to go their way.  Newent found the net in the second half, only to have it overturned as a Stroud defender’s stick had been kicked out of the way several times in the build-up.  With ten minutes to go, Stroud intercepted the ball outside their D and the counter-attack so nearly brought victory, but a promotion-seeking Stroud were pleased to come away with a point at the end of the day.

This entry was posted on 04 March 2013 at 10:01 and is filed under Mens 2XI | Match Reports. You can leave a response here.

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