Matt nets a hat-trick
PUBLISHED: 14:32 14 November 2012
Striker Matt Mills netted a hat-trick in Somerset Gryphons 6-2 victory over Wootton Bassett.
Somerset Gryphons Men’s 1st XI 6
Wootton Bassett 2
CONFIDENT Gryphons were determined to build on last week’s success and laid siege to their opponent’s goal.
Gryphons grafted and soon Matt Mills had netted two, a sublime reverse stick shot and a pinpoint open side shot.
The home team dominated the first half and persistently pressed Wootton’s defence, with one resulting in a penalty flick, which Dave Edgar calmly scored to put the home team 3-0 up.
Changing ends, Gryphons continued to disrupt wobbly Wootton’s backline and within 10 minutes, a short corner saw Mills complete his hat-trick.
Wootton replied after a defensive error, but Gryphons’ captain Sam Wynne deflected home for the second week running.
The away side scored again, but man of the match Mills grabbed Gryphons’ sixth from another short corner.
Somerset Gryphons Men’s 3rd XI 3
Bristol & West F 1
GRYPHONS were instantly under pressure, but stayed strong to steal the show and the three points.
Bottom-of-the-table Bristol began bravely and came close, but Gryphons’ steadfast defence, including Geoff Wilcock, ensured attacks were repelled.
Up the pitch, Wilcock pounced on a loose ball and slotted home to stun the opposition, but Bristol recovered and equalised after some fine play.
The second half saw Gryphons govern the game. Midfielder Nick Knapman and striker Chris Harrison’s strength and determination saw the latter swipe two, with no reply from Bristol.
Somerset Gryphons Ladies’ 1st XI 5
Winscombe Ladies 2
GRYPHONS began with all guns blazing, scoring key early goals and ensured their opponent’s could not play their game.
Within three minutes Lara Ford dummied the keeper to open scoring. Winscombe retaliated, but a resolute 10 minutes from Gryphons saw striker Amy Barkus snatch the second.
Continuing, Gryphons received a short corner, which Emma Oliver drove home, but with half-time looming, Winscombe nicked a goal from a short corner.
The second half saw Gryphons’ midfielder and player of the match Sizzle Summerell construct intelligent hockey and Verity Summerell nab one just before Oliver grabbed a second.
A lapse in concentration saw Winscombe break and bag another, but it was too little too late.
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