Men’s Hockey grab last minute winner to secure victory away to Liverpool

By Jack Wynne


UCLan remain in top spot after a dramatic comeback from 2-0 down saw them run out 3-2 winners rounding off a hard fought victory.

Captain Matt Geldard admitted: “It was a good result considering the number of mistakes 1st half but we dug in well and clinched it in the end.”

UCLan keep hold of 1st place but Cumbria only trail by a single point going into the final stages.

The game kicked off with Liverpool dominating possession and pressing high up the pitch keeping UCLan penned in.

Second choice goalkeeper, Phil West then pulled off a spectacular save mid-way into the first half to keep the scores level.

Then came a great opening when the ball was played in but striker, Andy Harvey failed to convert from close range.

Liverpool went ahead before half time when Phil West parried well initially but was helpless as they knocked in the rebound.

Shortly after play had resumed and UCLan were up against it as Liverpool made it 2 from 5 yards out.

Midfielder, Liam Cassidy replied for UCLan moments after from a short corner – the comeback had commenced.

UCLan posed more of a threat as the half progressed with midfielder, Phil Gray having a real impact down the right hand side.

Liam Cassidy looked to have levelled the scores striking from another short corner but the opposition keeper was equal to it.

The pressure was mounting on Liverpool and Andy Harvey had the chance to grab a second goal but he failed to find the back of the net.

Into the last 10 minutes and the usual suspect, Liam Cassidy helped seal a dramatic comeback scoring from 2 short corners.

Their latest victory keeps them top and with just 2 home games left UCLan know it is their title to lose.

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