Scarborough edged out at Wakefield 5ths

Mike Waterfield, maroon kit, scored Scarborough's goal at Wakefield
Mike Waterfield, maroon kit, scored Scarborough's goal at Wakefield

Scarborough Hockey Club men’s first team travelled to face Wakefield 5ths, with both teams in search of that vital first win of the season in North Division Four.

The away side came up short as they were defeated 2-1 in a thrilling encounter.

Scarborough defender Michael Waterfield gave the away side a well-deserved lead after slapping the ball past the stretched keeper from a short corner.

The away side were looking dangerous from counter attacks and were presented with numerous opportunities but were unable to convert their chances.

The home side levelled through a rare short corner as it was precisely struck into the bottom corner.

The winning goal came through neat build-up play inside the box where the home striker accurately placed the ball past Tim Allison, who had made a string of excellent saves throughout the match.

Scarborough forward James McMillian almost earned Scarborough a point after hitting a sweet strike, which unfortunately took a slight deflection on the way though and rattled the crossbar.

Man of the match was Ben Hoggarth as he produced a brilliant performance in defence to deny attacking opportunities.

Scarborough will take plenty of positives from the match after causing Wakefield issues.

All three teams are in action on Saturday with the men’s first team away to Bradford 3rds. The men’s second team have a home tie with Harrogate 6ths and the women’s firsts at Tadcaster Magnets 2nds.