Probably the best performance of the season so far today, winning 8-1 at home to UWE A. The hare and the tortoise springs to mind. UWE were quick out of the blocks, winning short after short in the first 10 minutes, eventually taking the lead. But hockey is a game of 70 minutes in which you need to take your chances, which is what we did. We equalised very quickly through Dan, took the lead through Don (assist from Dan), extended the lead through Dan and scored a fourth from Joel as he latched onto a drilled diagonal ball from Dan. 4-1 at half-time, which was a little flattering given the balance of play. The same tactical change as last week at half-time (a secret known only to 3s players) and we went out and scored four more – a P-flick from Don and a second-half hat-trick from Dan (including an awesome drag flick) to bring his tally for the game to five – touché, Don! Perhaps the best goal of the game was a run from Dan starting in his own half where he just got to the ball before a UWE player on three separate occasions before he found Don in the D with a diagonal ball, then ran onto the right post to receive the ball back from Don for a tap-in. Most noticeable today more than any other game was the passing and teamwork between the forwards – lovely to watch and long may it continue! We may have scored eight but UWE had their chances and were thwarted on several occasions by AD in goal, who was outstanding today. Also outstanding was Ollie, who was everywhere in defence and was voted best defender by UWE! Man of the match shared today by Dan and Ollie for obvious reasons.