Hot on the first point gained as a club saw the first win with the 4-1 victory over Aberdeen University 4ths. It was a slow start for both teams but in the 7th minute a penalty corner for ASHC which didn’t go to plan saw Ivo Verstralen fire low into the bottom corner to settle the ASHC nerves. The game still refused to find a spark and the first half ended 1-0.
The second half saw a dominant spell by ASHC and in the 45th minute a move down the right saw a ball fall to John Ritchie inside the circle beat his marker and slot the ball into the bottom corner as the keeper slid towards him, 2-0. In 2 minutes it was 3-0 when a missed pass by the University side was intercepted by Iain Sawers who fed the ball to Gavin McNab, who then passed the ball to 13 year old Connor Munroe, who had an open goal to put the ball into but after two attempts the ball fell back to McNab on the goal line and he tapped in.
The game saw the one main break of the game by the University team in the 59th minute which saw a great save by Lex Verstralen but e could do nothing about the rebound which saw the University forward flick high into the goal, 3-1. The game then continued to be dominated by ASHC and the goal of the game was scored on the final whistle when Iain Sawers picked up the ball outside the scoring around moved forward into the area and fired high into the top left of the goal to finish off the scoring. FT 4-1.
Next game is ASHC’s first away game of the season at Rubislaw on Sunday (14th) against Aberdeen tigers at noon.
Aberdeenshire South Hockey Club have gained a sponsorship partnership with Ledgends Ltd who have provided three of their world renowned Katchet products as training aids to ASHC’s youth performance goalkeepers.
John Ritchie, ASHC’s Sponsorship Co-ordinator said ‘This has been a brilliant opportunity for the goalkeepers at the club to work with a world class product for hockey and cricket from Legends Ltd. This partnership came about thanks to Colin Smith, former Scottish Cricket Internationalist who saw the opportunity to help the new clubs young keepers out’.