It was a wet, stormy day at the fortress as the Adel inter-club derby came to a start. There was lots of pandiculation in the warm up for the 10.30 start and the phwoars were fired up before the beginning! However it seemed the 5s had the fire in their bellies too!
The second half started with more determination from the 4s as we pressed on, but continued to get stuck in the middle of the field and around the D. Eventually Damian got in the area onto great ball from Ross Nichols and flicked it over the keeper to score the second. After this we were able to settle down and notch a third through the ever so reliable outlet of Greig again. from a short corner. Grindrod also received a green for reasons I can’t quite remember (edit: an overly-enthusiastic barge on Stu Blair!) A valiant effort all round, a cracker of a game for an early start. Credit to the 5th team, who showed stern resilience, competitiveness and a challenge throughout – a real showcase for the hockey ability we have coming through Adel.