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Kingswinford blown away by Bloxwich
12:01pm Thursday 6th February 2014 in Sport
KINGSWINFORD hockey players were given a lesson in finishing after being blown away by Bloxwich 8-0.
Ironically Kingswinford bossed the earl y stages and should have taken the lead after forcing a string of short corners.
But they came up against a Bloxwich goalkeeper at the top of his form who kept Kingswinford at bay.
Consequently Kingswinford became vulnerable to the counter-attack as Bloxwich grew in confidence.
Vice-captain Tim Sanders claimed: “I have never seen a match overturn like it. We dominated possession and forced save after save. Then as soon as Bloxwich scored their first goal, they were like a different team altogether”.
Sanders points to a save made by the Bloxwich goalkeeper from a fierce Billy Jawanda shot as the vital moment of the game.
Kingswinford didn’t help their cause by having two yellow cards in the final 15 minutes and Sanders added: “Considering the majority of players in the first team are helping out after a season of turmoil, we are just doing our best in very difficult circumstances.
Kingswinford’s second string could only raise 10 players and suffered a 6-0 defeat at Wednesbury despite the efforts of goalkeeper Glenn Dunn whose fine saves even drew applause from opposition supporters.
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