Hockey: Influence of Brandt inspires Tunbridge Wells comeback

Hockey: Influence of Brandt inspires Tunbridge Wells comeback

IT WAS first against second in South Premier League Division Two as leaders Wells looked to return to winning ways after a frustrating draw the previous weekend.

The first half did not go as planned for Wells, with the home side far quicker to every ball and dominating possession.

The Londoners opened the scoring after five minutes and only a last-gasp save from Chris Pelmore on the line stopped them from extending their lead.

But the visitors weathered the storm and started to get themselves into the game. They were pleased to reach half-time just one goal behind.

A counter-attack from West Hampstead early in the second half saw them double their lead.

But Wells then showed their determination as skipper Jack Garwood neatly found James Murdoch to pull a goal back, and then Ben Brandt came on to score the equaliser.

A monster aerial from out wide by Pelmore found Brandt, who picked out Ali Clarke. He skipped round his defender to fire home on the reverse and put the visitors in front with 15 minutes left.

With a minute left Ben Allberry finally got the chance he was looking for after neat work from Pelmore and Brandt and he made the result safe.

The result sees Wells restore a three point advantage at the top of the league.

Now they take on London Academicals at Kent College, Pembury on Saturday [November 11, 1.30pm start]. 

Share this article

Recommended articles


Please enter a search term below.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter