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WHEN the Army took the lead after totally dominating the first 15 minutes at St Albans yesterday it seemed they were on course to gain revenge for their 1-0 defeat by the British Police last season.
However the Police quickly regrouped after Simon Hazlitt's goal from a penalty corner and their captain, Andy Halliday, replied to the Army skipper's effort with a brilliant individual goal just before the interval.
With the Army reduced to 10 men after the temporary suspension of Brian Gray for a professional foul, a Police victory looked possible before Hazlitt scored his second penalty-corner goal midway through the second half.
With time running out the Police responded to earn a draw when Paul Norris overlapped down the right and crossed for Tony Puddick to equalise with a confident first- time shot.
The Army still could have won but for Matt Way's failure to convert any one of three good chances.
BRITISH POLICE: J Hartshorn (Devon & Cornwall); S Banford (Strathclyde), J Hatcher (Gloucester), D Sim (Merseyside), A Price (Avon & Somerset), P Norris (West Midland), A Halliday (Met, capt), R Stokes (West Midland), R Cox (RUC), R Healey (Met), T Puddick (Met). Substitutes: D Lees (West Midland), D Mitchell (Met).
ARMY: A Johnstone (REME); S Hazlitt (Inf, capt), B Hemmings (RE), A Chick (REME), B Gray (REME), I Jolly (RA), I Jennings (APTC), W James (Royal Signals), T Wood (Royal Signals), M Way (Inf), M Bale (REME). Substitute used: F Millar (RE).
Umpires: J Patel, N Smith (CSHUA).
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