3rd XI vs Holcombe (Home) | 19 Sep 20

Won 5-3

Scorers: Matt Lea x 3 Chris Podd x 2

MoM: Max Messenger

Canterbury 3s continued their 100% pre-season form with a battling win over a well drilled Holcombe side.

Sporting the bare 11, the 3’s started quickly with some good build-up play in midfield before Matt Lea rolled the ball through the goalkeepers legs to Poddy waiting at the back post for the simplest of finishes.

The dynamic duo of Shane and Ashers proved that hockey is in the head rather than the legs throughout with a commanding display against a midfield many years their junior. Shane chiming in with a particularly pleasing reverse stick cross-cum-shot that had Matt Lea on his nose at the back post to get his account up and running for the season; whilst Ashers picked up a couple of assists from quick thinking on free hits just outside the D- Poddy and Matt Lea the grateful recipients.

In the second half, Andy Howard made a string of top class saves to keep Canterbury ahead before Matt Lea completed his hattrick giving the keeper the eyes, before rolling it past his right foot.

Special mentions to James Panayides and 5-star skill move Max Messenger who linked up well down the right.