Oban bounce back

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Oban Hockey Club vs Uddingston Hockey Club 4’s

Oban were defeated 6-0 by Hillhead 4s last week, but they were still hopeful of picking up points against Uddingston’s fourth team.

Uddingston dominated from the start with Oban stuck in their own half. But against the run of play, Oban got themselves in front, Andy Hodge scoring from a counter attack from two yards out.

The relentless pressure led to a well-worked goal for Uddingston with their striker spinning then flicking home. Straight after the re-start, Oban had their noses out in front again, with Andy Hodge smashing it home from the top of the ‘D’ after great team play. The first half ended with Oban 2-1 up.

The second half started similarly to the previous half with Uddingston having most of the possession and they got their second with another well worked goal flicked into the bottom left corner.

Uddingston looked likely to score again as they piled on relentless pressure, but Zeph Petit, who was playing at left back, found the ball in his own half and after dribbling past four players flicked the ball into the bottom corner.

Oban soaked up the pressure for the next seven minutes, with Gavin Yates and Asher Petit, centre backs, stifling the Uddingston attack.

It means Oban picked up a vital three points in the hope of retaining West 2 status. The next game is Anchor away.