Maidstone Mens 3s
|Date||Saturday 8th October|
Lack of Availability Tells
With several players not available this week Maidstone 3rds fielded a much changed side from last week for their visit to Deal. Maidstone started brightly with some good midfield play from Jack Slattery and Tom Starling, but went 1 down when, against the run of play, a short corner deflected onto a foot on the line and the subsequent Flick was converted. This marked a step change in Deal and soon Maidstone were again on the back foot. Deal’s second came from a short corner and despite some great defensive work from Andy Moody a third was scored before the break.
Despite the score Maidstone continued to work hard and press forward. Richard Chillcott’s swap to midfield looked to be paying dividends as Maidstone were awarded several penalty corners, and but for some outstanding saves from the Deal keeper should have scored. As Maidstone pressed forward, Deal exploited the gaps and scored a further 2 breakaway goals, adding a 6th in the last few minutes to make a scoreline that did not reflect the game.