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Match Report: Bilton Grange Society Mixed Hockey

"Biltonians were very grateful to the Hon Sec and to the Head for the opportunity to play on the Ken Waydelin hockey pitch within the old walled garden - such a special location and a wonderful resource, facilitated by our generous benefactors a decade ago!

Christian Nicholson was the non-playing manager, assisted this year by Eddie King, and two balanced teams were selected, each with a specialist goalkeeper, representing the traditional Bilton Grange colours of blue and red.

The President took control of the whistle and the stopwatch, and the match began at a fast and furious, frantic and frenetic pace. Reds raced into a 2-nil lead within two minutes, and added a third before the fifth minute was complete. Blues regrouped and gradually made better use of their possession, clawing back one goal and adding a second on the stroke of half-time.

Appropriate use was made of the ample refreshments, and the second half was a tight, competitive affair, played at a more sustainable pace. 3-2 remained the score until the President's call of "One minute!" acted as the catalyst for the Reds to press higher and harder and thus to create the elusive equalising goal. 3-3 was a fitting final score, and the sizeable crowd was appreciative of the spectacle they had enjoyed."

Match Report by Tim Day (BG 74-83) 

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