Last Summer League Game 3 - 3 Against Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians
By James Root
Goodbye Summer League, Hello New Season!
The end of summer league hockey ended in a bang with a cracking match that again Cheam will feel like they should have won. Cheam provide an excellent all round hockey display which showed some promise of what is to come in the regular season.
The game started with Cheam controlling the match and putting lots of pressure on TMW. Cheam were passing it round the back like pros with it's centre back pairing of Bolly and Koen and central midfield pairing of Doug and Ollie controlling the flow of the game. Cheam soon got a short corner which Koen calmly slotted home, but they couldn't find another despite some great play upfront from Bertie, Neil and David with Cheam failing to put away a series of chances.
Unfortunately for the last 10 minutes of the first half Cheam switched off a little bit and were punished by 2 quick counter attacks that saw TMW score twice.
The second half started badly for Cheam as they saw a third TMW goal against them after a defending error. This however seemed to wake Cheam up as for the last 20 minutes they again dominated the game. Gaz played like a man possessed with some great running causing TMW all sorts of problems and he was reward with 2 well deserved goals. Cheam continued to put the pressure on with a couple more chances but despite a last minute pass and run move from James Ross and Gaz TMW were able to hold onto the draw.
All in all it was a great match to end the summer league with, and I think everyone is now ready for the 2018/19 season. Also a big thank you to Joy for providing her awarding winning umpiring skills for the match and thank you to everyone who played summer league this year it has been a blast!