Bees draw to England Champions in London

Top goalscorer, Mark Gleghorne, dribbling the ball off the ground. Photo c/o David Kissman

England Hockey Men’s Premier League

Wimbledon 2 – 2 Beeston

Kings College School, Surrey – 9th October.

The Bees travelled down to London this Sunday to face the current England Champions, Wimbledon. The Bees were ahead twice in the game but Wimbledon managed to pull a goal back on both occasions.

Great Britain U23 International, Chris Proctor, scored the Bees opening goal in the 9th minute with a magnificent individual run in to the circle before slotting the ball in to the Wimbledon net.

The Wombles leveled the score in the 20th minute with an open play goal from Steven Ebbers.

The leagues top goalscorer, Mark Gleghorne, blasted Beeston back in to the lead in the 33rd minute with the Bees only penalty corner of the match, firing the ball in to the roof of the net.

In the second half Wimbledon’s Steve Ebbers received a yellow card in the 48th minute that was quickly followed by a yellow card for Beeston’s Julius Nagel in the 49th minute.

Former Beeston and Great Britain international, Ben Arnold, equalized for the Wombles in the 59th minute. Both sides defended well in the last 10 minutes and the game finished 2-2.

Beeston captain, Stephen Lawrence commented, “I’m really pleased with the approach of this young side. They are learning and improving game by game because of their positive and intelligent attitude. We are looking forward to next weeks game at home against Canterbury.”

The match against Canterbury takes place at Nottingham Hockey Centre on Sunday 16th October at 2pm.

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