A game of two halves saw the under 14 boys take complete control in the second half, after arguably the worst 35 minutes of hockey they have played all season.

Lack of energy, team play and poor inter passing meant that New Milton dominated the first half and only the efforts of defenders George Forgan, Raul Patel, Alex Mills  and Finbar   kept the score to 0-0 at half time.  The lack of passing meant that the midfield and attack spent most of the first half  chasing shadows and running sideways and  thus the half time break came out a crucial time.

The break allowed the opportunity to instil the need to improve  passing so as to retain possession  better and put pressure on the opposition higher up the pitch. This improvement was apparent from the first minute and led to an early chance for top scorer Charlie Harrigan who dispatched it low into the bottom corner and in reality that lead never looked in jeopardy. The half time team talk and the early goal  bred confidence through the team and a second quickly followed when Thomas Edwards (who played in 4 different positions in the match) bundled in his first goal of the season.

Further chances came and went with opportunities for Art Barcia , Zack Cooper and Ben Davidson and although Romsey dominated, New Milton looked dangerous on the break and needed several vital tackles, block and interceptions from man of the match Jamie Sanderson.

The team now travel to arch rivals Trojans next Sunday, prior to a final game of the season away at Andover.

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