Hockey: Army are outfought by Stott

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The Army. . . . . . . . .0 Cambridge University. . .3

WITH only two more games before next Tuesday's Varsity match at Reading, Cambridge University took the opportunity to experiment yesterday against The Army at Aldershot. Several positional changes, with liberal use of substitutions, did little to hinder their progress to a comfortable 3-0 win.

The Army, who were thrashed 5-1 by Oxford last week, brought the former England centre-half Ian Jennings back into the ranks, but they lacked fire power.

Colonel Mike Stott, the former Army full-back, saw his son Jonathan crash the ball into the Army net from Cambridge's second penalty corner in the 16th minute to open the scoring.

Although the Army counter-attacked with purpose their shooting left much to be desired and it was no surprise when, two minutes before the interval, John MacCormick weaved his way through the Army defence to set up a goal for Milo Carver, who was trying his hand at centre-forward.

With Jennings and Simon Hazlitt combining well after the interval, Cambridge relied on Colin Carter and goalkeeper Charlie Blishen in defence, but inept finishing left the Light Blues in command. Cambridge went further ahead in the 61st minute, Stott hitting home a fourth penalty corner.

THE ARMY: Capt J Williams; Capt A Balgarnie, Maj B Grossmith, Cpl D Antonelli, Capt S Hazlitt (capt), Lt T Wood, 2nd LT R Head, S/Sgt I Jennings, Cpl S Greenock, LBdr I Gall, S/Sgt F Millar. Substitutes used: S/Sgt P Gray, Lt I O'Bryan.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: C Blishen (St John's); J Stott (Homerton), T McCarthy (St John's), C Carter (Girton), A Walther (Trinity), J McCormick, M Carver (both Corpus Christi), P Harvey (St Catharine's), D Bolgar (Homerton), R Lloyd (St John's), J Arscott (Magdalene). Substitutes used: R Cake, J Foley (both St John's).

Umpires: Lt Cdr D Roberts (CSHUA) and P Atkins (HHUA).