South take first point

This game saw Aberdeen South Hockey Club take their first point of the season but should have been a full 3 points with the opposition being camped inside their 25 yard area for 80% of the game.

From the start ASHC were on the front foot, moving the ball at pace into the Wanderers area but no real threat came within those first few minutes.

The same frailties to a counter attack were again in evidence throughout this game when three of the Wanderers goals were conceded on the break. In seven minutes the first of these happened when a long ball through the defence found an unmarked forward who rounded Deighton and coolly finished. AHC were straight back on the attack and were being awarded a good number of penalty corners and it took until the 19th minute for one to be scored high into the net by Scott McNab.

A three minute spell just before half time saw GC Wanderers score twice, but ASHC replied and equalised from Gavin McNab with a shot that was deflected past the keeper by a defender.

Straight after half time ASHC were awarded a penalty but the keeper, who dived the wrong way was hit by the ball from Scott McNab. Following this miss GC Wanderers broke away to score again on the break to go 4-2 ahead but ASHC weren’t finished yet and in the 9th minute of the second half Ivo Verstralen waltzed past three defenders and blasted the ball into the roof of the net.

ASHC kept playing and scored a deserved equaliser to draw 4-4.

The next game is scheduled for Sunday with a 1.30pm start at Portlethen Academy against Aberdeen University 4ths.