With the Jersey vets playing away in UK competition Nomads had 2 forced changes against a Quackers side near its full strength.
Right from the opening minute it was a match played in good spirits at a high pace. With both teams looking to pass and move rather than dribble in the centre of the pitch the game flowed well and some half chances were created at both ends without either side getting a clear look at goal.
As the 1st half wore on Nomads started to control the possession more but despite a fair amount of time in and around the Quackers D could not find either a clear shot or a penalty corner.
Despite heavy rain the 2nd half continued in the same fashion and Nomads took the lead through a brilliant reverse stick deflection by Pat Fior. With both teams tiring the counter attack was looking increasingly dangerous.
With around 10 minutes left Quackers scored an equaliser after a brilliant counter attack starting at their own D and ending with a slap hit into the top corner. They then had the chance to snatch victory with a penalty corner at the final whistle but good defence by Nomads kept it to 1-1.
Ultimately a draw was fair to both sides after an enjoyable match, with a number of young players on both sides playing well there were promising sides for Jersey Hockey.
Finally well done to everyone involved in both the U17s and Vets victories this weekend.
Jersey U17s 4-1 Guernsey U17s
Jersey Vets 6-0 Hailsham
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