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Town hockey men go down at Wimborne
Wimborne Wayfarers 4 Andover 2.
Andover suffered their second defeat of the season in a frustrating visit to Wimborne Wayfarers.
The town side took the lead but were unable to kick on and the hosts capitalised on Andover’s poor second half to take all three points.
Speaking after the loss captain Jamie Hacker said: “We ran the game in the first half and as a whole squad it was a very positive 35 minutes.
“However discipline really let us all down in the second half and we allowed Wimborne to score some easy and avoidable goals.”
Wimborne began the brighter but Andover held their own and defended solidly to prevent an opener.
After dealing with the initial pressure Andover began to produce attacks of their own and shortly before the break scored the opening goal.
Andover’s original penalty corner broke down and the ball fell to Will Turner whose shot somehow evaded interception in a crowded area and nestled into the far corner.
With half-time in sight though, Andover couldn’t enter the interval ahead as Wimborne struck with a deflected goal.
They came out the blocks strongly in the second half but frustratingly Wimborne took their chances and made it 3-1.
A foothold was gained when Turner deflected home James Pawley’s shot but Wimborne again found the net to thwart hopes of a comeback.
Andover host bottom of the table Haslemere at John Hanson School on Saturday at 1pm.
Full round up from Andover Hockey Club in Friday's Advertiser.