On a wet and rainy Saturday the 7th of May the Northwood 1st hockey team went up to Kearsney for their annual fixture.
The game started off at high intensity with Northwood under a lot of pressure.
After the first ten minutes Northwood picked up the intensity and scored a well worked short corner. Josh Cowell’s drag flicked was well saved by the Kearsney keeper, however Cody Van Bremen got on the end of it to tap in for the first goal.
Before the end of the first half Kearsney were awarded a short corner and converted it from a slip flick into the bottom corner.
The start of the second half was played very well from Northwood with some great play – pressure from the Northwood boys, and a goal being disallowed by the umpires which was the right decision.
In the last 5 minutes of the game Northwood were awarded a short corner which was excellently taken by Josh Cowell. A low and powerful dragflick which beat the keeper to score, took them to the lead, winning the game 2-1.
Image: DSC 0493 Northwood’s Cody van Breemen (Captain) on the attack (photo credit Grant Motley)