Maidstone Mens 2s
|Date||Saturday 5th November|
Top of the Table Clash
Maidstone travelled to Cliftonville in this top of the table clash and the first half did not disappoint, open an fluent hockey led to chances at both ends but Maidstone fired themselves into the lead with a neat finish from Jeremy Swaffer, almost immediately Cliftonville pulled back with an immediate counter attack from the re-start, it was from that point that Cliftonville dominated and they took the lead shortly after which they carried into half time.
Maidstone totally collapsed in the second half they gave too much possession to Cliftonville as they were unable to clear their lines and they conceded three goals from three carbon copy short corners which put the game out of doubt for the home side. The last ten minutes were fairly frantic as Maidstone tried to get back into the game, some ill-discipline from Cliftonville saw two of their men sent off but Maidstone could not break through their resolute defence.