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Maidstone Mens 6s
vs
Gravesham 3

DateSaturday 12th November
VenueAway
ResultL 1-2
ScorersSimon Wood

Disappointing Defeat

A disappointing defeat for Maidstone 5ths in a game where they played the better hockey but failed to convert their chances. After a bright start Maidstone stepped off the pace and allowed Gravesham into the game, and soon paid the price when the hosts converted a short corner with a well directed shot. It was only after a stern half time team talk that Maidstone started to regain their composure. Graham Clarkson lead the way with a solid midfield performance, and after 2 close chances Simon Wood equalised with a superb reverse stick shot from a very narrow angle. Will Bourdillion and Johnny Hill had impressive games on both wings and created more chances for Simon Wood and Luke Clarkson, but the Gravesham keeper kept the ball out. A really soft goal in the last 10 minutes decided the game, when Maidstone failed to close down  allowing the Gravesham striker time to miss-hit a shot passed Mark Smith.