Portsmouth 3 – Romsey 3
No Portsmouth started strongly creating two early chances before a player waltzed into the box and rounded the keeper but Owen raced back to make an amazing goal line clearance. This spurred Romsey into action with Harry, Lorne and Luke taking control of midfield creating a series of chances for Jack M, Rupert and Lorne. Then the midfield trio combined from a short corner – Jack S to Luke and he found Lorne on the left. His first time strike was well saved. Portsmouth attacked down the right and Freddie and Owen stopped them, they tried the left and Will and Jack S stopped them. Any attempts on goal found Ollie in fine form. The breakthrough came when Will found Lorne on the right he rounded one player, entered the D and blasted goal ward. His shot was blocked and fell to Thomas, his shot was also blocked but theball fell to Jack M, his strike was goal bound before deflected off Lorne and in. Unfortunately Portsmouth soon drew level with following a slick passing home.
The second half was equally exciting. Romsey took control and had several shots blocked before Portsmouth rallied.Owen, Freddie and Ollie made a number of brave saves before Portsmouth broke the deadlock with two goals in quick succession.
Romsey improved their game further. Will breaking from his own half passed to Thomsa, he crossed to Jack M whose shot was deflected wide. From the short corner, Jack S pushed the ball to Luke, he played in Will on the left and his unstoppable shot reduced the deficit.
Romsey continued their passing game, Rupert crossed to Lorne, he passed to the centre of the D where Luke stepped in and struck an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner making it 3-3.
The two sides continued the end to end excellent hockey until the final whistle. A fair result from two outstanding teams.