1st XI hockey boys in a win against Merchant Taylors
1st XI v Merchant Taylors WON 1-0 (Stanyard)
In the match on Saturday, the 1st XI showed great discipline and organisation in their defensive formation and kept a deserved clean sheet, restricting Merchant Taylors’ to only three efforts on goal via penalty corners.
Ben Balmforth showed great presence in the D and managed MTs’ three potentially dangerous drag flicks with efficiency. Luke Anthony bossed proceedings with an imperious performance at the back, whilst Ben Spencer and Will Stanyard showed some real dexterity going forward.
A memorable solo effort from Will Stanyard proved to be the magic moment of quality to win the game for Haileybury, finishing a dashing run down the right flank with a delightful reverse stick finish.
POM: Will Stanyard