3rd XI vs Burnt Ash (Home) | 25 Jan 20

Won 9-2

Scorers: Max Messenger x3 Chris Podd x3, Matt Lea x1 Alan Carter x1 Chris Ellis x1

Burnt Ash has at times been a bogey team for Canterbury 3s over the years and Jonesy’s terrible tactics last year meant there was a score to settle and settled it was!
Canterbury started well and Burnt Ash couldn’t live with the hockey we played. The ball was moved quickly and we scored at times for fun. 4-1 at half time was reflective of the game but could have been different but Burnt Ash didn’t take their couple of chances with the exception of a PF where as Poddy Max and Chris Ellis had taken theirs. The 2nd half was more of the same and both Max Messenger and Chris Podd completed their hatricks and Matt Lea and Alan Carter also got in on the action. Burnt Ash did get one back and hoped for 3rd when despite Steady taking one on the hand (part of the stick) a PF was awarded but Andy Howard diving down to his right had other ideas kept it out. The final result was a 9-2 win and 11pts clear at the top. The only better news was that Rich Sabin celebrating his Birthday week was so happy that he celebrated with the birth of his son!! Future hockey player now doubt.