1’s v Old Loughtonians
BISHOP’S BLITZ BRINGS OLD LOUGHTS TO THEIR KNEES IN FRIGID FACE-OFF!
In a match chillier than a polar bear’s picnic, Bishop’s Stortford’s Mens 1s clashed sticks with Old Loughts Mens 2s in an icy showdown that had fans’ teeth chattering in excitement!
Rich Heywood, Stortford’s iceman, broke the frosty silence 10 minutes in, redirecting an Ollie Plummer cross into the goal with the stealth of a snow fox. Heywood’s cool finish sent shivers down the opposition’s spine as the early lead set the crowd ablaze — metaphorically speaking, of course, as the temperatures were anything but warm.
Not ones to be left out in the cold, Loughts sparked a flame of their own, equalising a mere 10 minutes later and turning up the heat on the pitch. By the blast of the halftime whistle, the scoreline stood frozen at a nail-biting 1-1.
The second half began, and it wasn’t long before the ice began to crack. Jack “the Frost” Wheaton unleashed not one, but two corner drag flicks with the precision of an Olympic curler, sending the ball past the keeper at a gusty pace. These goals came a rapid-fire 5 minutes apart, heating things up to a sizzling 3-1.
Rich Heywood wasn’t finished yet, serving a tennis-inspired ace from a wayward deflection off a short corner, showcasing that his hockey skills are, indeed, on Grand Slam level. This unexpected ricochet caught everyone off guard and cemented the score at a cool 4-1.
As the final whistle blew, it was clear Bishop’s Stortford had skated rings around the competition. Old Loughts were left out in the cold, while Stortford’s spirits were as high as the thermostat was low.
Off to thaw out after their victory, Stortford’s heroes could be heard humming “Ice Ice Baby” as they departed, leaving an Old Loughts side frozen out of the win column!
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