Lone-goal success for firsts

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DAVENTRY hockey team went into their final game of the season sitting comfortably in middle table despite their 10-point deduction at the start of the season.

A long hour and a half journey to Worksop was the destination for the last game.

Daventry started strong with an blinding fast-paced move between Mark Scoble, Ollie Dunn and Jacob Till.

A shot fired at goal by Liam Brown just swept past the post.

Daventry continued to push with Matt Griffiths earning a short corner where Daventry once again used their trademark move.

This time the Worksop keeper made a smart save which fell to Wez Pope who knocked in the rebound through the keeper’s legs.

The game stalled after the goal with very little shots from either team.

Jacob Howard worked tirelessly in midfield tracking the ball to try to maintain possession for Daventry.

Tim Ball made several timely tackles behind him to keep Daventry in possession.

Daventry went into half-time 1-0 up with lots still to play for.

The second-half continued much like the first but Worksop got two players sin-binned.

Daventry failed to take advantage of the player advantage with Chris Woodard having to make game-saving tackles in defence.

Andrew Hartwell was under even more pressure from Worksop’s left-wing despite them being two men down.

Once the Worksop players returned Daventry once again took hold of the game and had several more chances which they could not convert making the final score 1-0.

This leaves Daventry in a respectable sixth place in the league.

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