Match Report
St Andrew's College 1st XI vs  Queen's College
On: Saturday, 09 Mar 2019
Venue: Away

The opening phase of the match was evenly contested in which both sides came close to scoring by creating well-constructed opportunities, but which were not converted. Peter Voges’ defensive skills were superb as he controlled the Queen’s attacks with composure and well-timed tackles. Ryan Stoddart also had an excellent match, in which his accurate distribution and awareness of space helped create more and more attacks as the match progressed. The second half saw a similar pattern to the first, with College, having slightly the better of the exchanges. However, a penetrating run from a quickly taken free hit by Queen’s led to disorganization in the College defence, and despite having the shot saved the clearance was collected by a Queen’s striker who had the composure to feed the bell onto an unmarked striker on the post for a simple tap in. The College side responded immediately and regained control of the midfield and were on the ascendancy, once again, and were awarded another penalty corner. Nic Brotherton’s drag flick was superbly directed resulting in a penalty stroke being awarded, which was converted. College were denied an opportunity to win the match in the last couple minutes when a Queen’s defender saved the ball on the line. The final,1-1 result, was a fair reflection of an evenly contested match.