Aber Hockey beat Gwent in Glyn memorial

OCTOBER 27th saw a massive game for the Aberystwyth hockey team, being the 10th annual Glyn memorial weekend, with a large crowd of “old boys” gathering to see if the current crop of students could play up to the hype of last year.

After a minute silence for Glyn, Aber once again started the game with quick, simple hockey, going in front early on against the strugglers with Kieran Edwards taking a quick shot, which went under the keeper to make it 1- 0 after 5 minutes played.

Aber quickly doubled the lead with Toby Trugeon-Smith clearly relishing in the occasion playing in front of a lot of his old team mates, finding the back of the net, slapping in his own deflected shot off a short corner.

After the quick start the almost now cliché switching off period came for Aber, with Gwent enjoying some pressure on the Aber goal, getting some short corners albeit with little success, with credit going to Lewis in goals and the defence holding strong. Aber managed to hold out till half time, with a pretty blunt Gwent attack failing to get a goal.

The second half started just as the first, with that man again James Barker finishing from a tight angle to make it 3 in 3 for him and easing Aber worries.

The pacey Gwent attackers were finding it tough to create any opportunities, showing why they’ve only mustered up 6 goals so far this season. Aber now finding it easy and soon scored a 4th with Phil Branford scoring his 4th of the season. Not even an early miss of the season contender from Branford mattered as Aber ran out comfortable winners, not even getting out of 3rd gear, with the final score being Aberystwyth 1st team 4-0 Gwent.

Tougher games will await Aber this year in their quest for promotion, but it was a confident win in front of a big crowd, Aber’s next game is at home to bottom side Bourton and Sherbourne.