Failure to convert chances costs visitors despite Bomber heroics

    Worthing 2-0 Tunbridge Wells

    Tunbridge Wells Men's First XI Hockey
    Callum Hunter Wood (left) makes a tackle

    By Brandon Begg

    Despite a strong team effort, Tunbridge Wells men’s First XI suffered defeat away from home against an industrious Worthing side.

    Wells had most of the possession in the first half, but just couldn’t quite convert any of the chances they had fashioned in the early period of play.

    Worthing scored the first goal of the match late in the second half, which they converted from a short a corner. Then, two minutes before the half-time whistle, Callum Hunter Wood had a blinding top-right shot disallowed.

    After a stern half-time talk, Wells were fired up and ready to get a goal back and equalise. But the second half of the game was a similar story to the first, the visitors having a lot of possession but not being able to convert their chances.

    Worthing gained a penalty flick after a horrific tackle in the D. The resulting penalty was slung into the top-right corner, but a miraculous diving save from James Bomber kept the scoreline as it was.

    Despite Wells’ efforts in going on the counter-attack, they were unable to respond with a goal. After another Worthing short corner, the home side scored for the second time just before the final whistle to complete their win.

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