Hockey: Lancaster and Morecambe forced to settle for a point

Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club talk tactics during their game against Winnington.
Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club talk tactics during their game against Winnington.

Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club’s Men’s first team were held to a 2-2 draw at Winnington Park Mens 1st in the North Hockey Men’s League Division 2 West on Saturday.

The visitors were looking to keep up the pressure on leaders Didsbury and got the game’s opening goal.

After plenty of possession the ball was worked into the D where Alex Davidson calmly placed the ball in at the back post.

The goal gave Lancaster and Morecambe a huge lift and they had soon doubled their lead with Michael Sambell finding himself on the top of the D with the ball before instinctively placing it in the goal on his reverse.

Winnington hit back and were awarded a penalty stroke but LMHC ‘keeper Mark Hutchinson stood tall and made a very athletic save to keep the visitors in the driving seat heading into half-time.

Early in the second period Matt Hartnett appeared to make a textbook stop on the line but the decision was given against him with Winnington awarded a second penalty stroke which they scored.

Hutchinson was called on to make some very crucial saves to keep the Winnington attack at bay but they scored from a short corner to make the score 2-2 with just seven minutes to play.

LMHC went in search of a winner but had to settle for a point.

They will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday when Bebington Mens 1sts visit the University of Cumbria in a 2pm start.