Montague-Fuller brace sees Royston hockey men secure victory at Cheshunt

15:12 27 February 2014

Owen Russell of Royston on the ball

Owen Russell of Royston on the ball

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In the only Royston Hockey Club fixture of the weekend, the men’s 2nds beat Cheshunt 1sts 4-2 in a re-arranged league match.

The Crows made the trip earlier in the month only for the game to be abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.

It was the hosts who had a majority of the play in the early exchanges but the Royston rear guard stood firm.

As the half drew on Royston were gaining more of a foothold with Matthew Allsopp and Graham Johnson-Mack linking up well in the middle of the park and finding the forwards with through balls.

After a couple of chances went begging, Royston took the lead when Lyndon Farmer capped a good move between Mark Jacobs and Jacob Gourd with the opening goal.

Soon after the Crows doubled their advantage as Owen Russell rolled the ball past the out-coming keeper for Josh Montague-Fuller to tap into an empty net.

Leading 2-0 at the restart, Royston were pegged back but, as Cheshunt pushed for an equaliser, they had a numerical advantage on the break, which was exploited by Montague-Fuller and he slapped the backboard with an unstoppable shot.

Royston extended their lead through Owen Russell as he rushed on to another through ball by Johnson-Mack. He was able to the round the keeper and slot the ball into the vacant net.

Cheshunt did manage to drag another goal back at the death and despite a lot of bluster and vociferous activity they could not get anymore. Royston saw out the final few minutes to take the points.

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