Hockey: Tunbridge Wells earn valuable draw at Indian Gymkhana

Hockey: Tunbridge Wells earn valuable draw at Indian Gymkhana

15th March 2019

Indian Gymkhana 2 Tunbridge Wells Men 2

TUNBRIDGE WELLS secured a draw against promotion-chasing Indian Gymkhana in West London to help their chances of staying up in South Premier League Division One.

The visitors started well, keeping possession and applying pressure. They earned a short corner which was neatly put away by Ian Harvey.

But Indian Gymkhana soon drew level with some well-worked attacking play.

Wells reacted in spirited fashion and after both sides missed some half chances it was Harvey again who reverse-hit into the bottom corner after good work along the baseline by Ben Brandt.

The hosts had the better of possession after the interval, pushing Wells back into their own half.

They equalised again from a short corner despite a string of saves from keeper James Harris and his post-men.

The last five minutes provided a tense finish with end-to-end hockey and both sides having chances to snatch the game, including a short corner for Wells right on the final whistle.

Wells are 10th out of 12 in the table but should have no fear of the drop with Henly marooned at the bottom and only one team going down.

They now entertain Milton Keynes, one place below them, at Kent College, Pembury on Saturday [March 16, 3pm start].

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