|Date||13 October 2018|
|Team||Men's Second Team|
|Result||L 2 - 5|
|Time played||Normal time|
The men’s 2nd team made their way to Burton upon Trent to play Burton 3’s. We went with a strong squad and confident of a result following on from our previous games. Burton were a strong side from the off although our pace up front caught them on the hop a few times as some good balls from the wings found Dan and Pete who snuck in behind their defence. It wasn’t long before Burton managed to score and the WATs tempo seemed to pick up with some good attacking play and from a short corner Dan managed to sneak the ball behind the keeper and we went into half time 1-1.
We were conscious to start the second half as we finished the first, strongly. A free hit to WATs not long into the second half resulted in a great ball from Raj into their D for Pete to slot home on the post. WATs continued some good attacking play but a breakaway from the opposition resulted in us level pegging and our heads seemed to drop and Burton capitalised on this, despite some excellent keeping by Andy the ball found the back of our net twice although questionable as to whether they should be allowed. Unfortunately a a foot on the line during a Burton short corner sealed our fate with a penalty stroke being awarded.
Despite the loss, we did work harder on getting the ball out to the wings and using the pace and width more although more work does need to be done on our 16’s and making ourselves more available. Score 5-2