Final Score: 7-3 Win

Name

Goals

Clinton Leopold

 

Daniel James

 

Matt Harding

 

Josh Cornwell

2

James Fleming

 

James Stone

4

James Masson

1

Jack Taylor

 

Alex Pullen

 

Richard Kesteven

 

Luke Sawyer

 
 Total

7

First half

Quarter 1 saw Bluefins take a 2 goal lead. Many chances were created for the team due to some brilliant team play. First to score was Josh Cornwell with a shot unreachable for the goal keeper. Another goal was soon to come at the hands of James Stone.

In quarter 2, Portsmouth equalled the Bluefins performance in a well battled quarter. The score for the quarter was 1-1 with a goal from James Stone in the closing minutes. This quarter again showed the vision of the passing in the team as many shooting opportunities arose but were not converted due to a strong performance from the Portsmouth goal keeper.

The first half was fantastic for goal keeper Clinton Leopold, saving many shots to keep the team in front. This was also aided by a strong defensive performance from James Fleming preventing chances from the pit. Jack Taylor and Josh Cornwell were also working continuously on counter attacks tiring the Portsmouth defence. Score at half time 6-3.

 

Second Half

The third quarter resulted Bluefins extending their lead to 3 goals despite Portsmouth mounting a comeback. James Masson was first to score, early in the quarter. This was followed quickly by another for James Stone. Portsmouth replied with 2 goals from No.5. Matt Harding worked hard for a shot throughout the quarter and was unlucky not to score. The quarter was about to end when James Stone scored with 1 second left on the clock.

In the final quarter both teams began to tire, this lead to a few more long shots being taken. Alex Pullen and Richard Kesteven worked well to neutralise attacks from Portsmouth with some blocks and closing down Portsmouth’s goal scorer No.5. The only goal of the quarter came from a great shot from Josh Cornwell in the closing stages.

Throughout the half Luke Sawyer challenged the Portsmouth defence with a few shots a lot of movement in the pool. Daniel James also made a considerable effort when initiating the counter attack.

Final score 7-3 Win for Basingstoke. Overall a great team performance showing the improvements that have been made across the season.

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