Hockey: Accurate McGuire corners students
Thursday 04 February 1993
Universities' Athletic Union XI. . . . . . . . . . . .2
PHILLIP McGUIRE, with three well-taken penalty-corner conversions, gave a strong Hockey Association XI victory in their annual fixture against the Universities' Athletic Union at Milton Keynes yesterday in a match which, given the talent on view, might have been classed as an England trial.
With the HA side taking a little time to strike up a pattern of play, the students drew first blood after nine minutes when Nick Conway's pass from the goal-line was fired into the roof of the net from the edge of the circle by Owen Jones.
When the HA got into their stride, Cannock's Kalbir Takhar and Chris Mayer created havoc and the students' defence was forced to concede a series of penalty- corners. With McGuire scoring at their second, third and fifth attempts, the HA built-up a 3-1 lead.
The half-time substitution of Bournville's Ben Davies, who had a fine game against the PizzaExpress First Division leaders Hounslow last Sunday, for Simon Mason in the students' goal steadied the defence so that the HA, despite continuing to win penalty-corners, were unable to add to their score.
After 17 minutes of the second half, Jones, who had scored the first goal, returned the compliment by laying on a precise pass for the hardworking Conway to net the second. There were further chances at both ends and, at the end, Davies made a superb save from HA winger Paul Sheardown.
HOCKEY ASSOCIATION: J Barrow (Hounslow); M Kirkland (Slough, capt), R Crutchley (Hounslow), A Humphrey (Welton), K Takhar (Cannock), A Degun (Barford Tigers), P Sheardown (Welton), J Pidcock (Cannock), D Betts (Harborne), P McGuire (Teddington), C Mayer (Cannock).
UNIVERSITIES' ATHLETIC UNION: S Mason (Leeds); B Waugh (Birmingham, capt), Z Jones (Loughborough), P Gorman (Durham), M Sutton (Birmingham), O Jones (Loughborough), D Main (Durham), N Conway (Birmingham), M Smith (Kent), C Keevil (Bath) C Bloor (Birmingham). Substitutes: B Davies, M Bloxham (both Loughborough).
Umpires: R Flood & M Yorke (MCHUA).
Scotland lost 2-0 to Malaysia in Cairo yesterday in the first of their three qualifying games for the Intercontinental Cup next August.
Latest in Sport
Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City: £58m deal hits the rocks as Wolfsburg admits they're 'in no rush' to sell former Chelsea midfielder
Pogba to Chelsea: Blues set to smash British spending record with £70m midfielder and £34m John Stones
Usain Bolt taken out by clumsy photographer on Segway during victory lap after World Championships 200m win over Justin Gatlin
Club Brugge 0 Manchester United 4 player ratings: Wayne Rooney scores hat-trick, but who impressed in Champions League tie?
Javier Hernandez: Great night for Manchester United, terrible night for Chicharito
- 1 Video of Irish 'professional boxer' fighting Istanbul neighbourhood goes viral in Turkey
- 3 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 4 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
£13000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Would you like to be part of a ...
£19000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT and Telecoms company ar...
£23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Visitor Fundraising Team is responsi...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...