The men’s result of the weekend belonged to our Men’s 4ths. Neil Edward’s squad were up against the previously unbeaten Gordonians 4s. While Gordonians dominated possession, GCW were adept at soaking up the pressure and proved to be clinical in their rare attacks. Bryan Snelling scored twice, while keeper Adam Leslie kept a clean sheet to cap a fine team performance and a 2-0 win.
Our Men’s 1sts welcomed Perthshire to ASV on Saturday. Games between these teams have produced plenty of goals in recent times, and this one was to prove no different. The home side started really well, creating a number of good opportunities and hitting the post. The pressure told when Leon Wilkie scored from a penalty corner after just 5 minutes. However, rather than build on that lead, GCW conceded a penalty stroke 5 minutes later which Perthshire scored to make it 1-1.
The away team then took the lead with a fine reverse stick strike into the top corner, before Neil Morton Lloyd found the bottom corner to make it 2-2. NML then rounded the keeper to give GCW the lead again, but despite plenty of pressure in the last 10 minutes of the half, it was 3-2 at break.
Perthshire opened the scoring in the second half, before GCW had a corner saved. 3-3 with 13 minutes to play, the game seemed to be in balance. However, the away team scored from a corner, and then made it 5-3 shortly after, and GCW were reduced to ten men. There was no further score before the final whistle, and Josh Lawrence’s troops were left disappointed, and the game had slipped from their grasp.
There was a club derby between our Men’s 2nds and 3rds on Sunday. The 2s were in control with a 2-0 half time lead, but two quick goals after the break for the 3s brought it back to 2-2. With the game poised on a knife edge, Stu Begg scored two more goals for our 2s to ensure they took the points with a 4-2 win. Thanks to Jeremy Sharman and Mike Elder for umpiring.
Our Men’s 5ths faced league favourites Aberdeen Hockey Club. GCW were under pressure from the start, but managed to keep the score to 2-0 at half time. The difference between the teams showed in the second period, with Aberdeen recording a 7-0 win.