Hockey: Acomb go nap to extend run

Harry Ellis

Harry Ellis

First published in Sport

Acomb Hockey Club men’s first XI secured their second Yorkshire League division four north win of the new year with a comfortable 5-3 victory at Harrogate IV.

Nick Linfoot opened the scoring in the second minute to ease the visitors’ concerns.

Harry Ellis doubled the score-line in the 20th minute from a pass by a rampant Paul Kellett which invigorated the Tangerines in the closing minutes.

Matt Dickenson’s sharp shot found the net from a Paul Wright intricate pass and, in the 32nd minute, confusion in the home defence let in Sam Lynn to round the ’keeper.

Harrogate narrowed the advantage with a penalty corner just before half-time.

Acomb started the second half well and secured their four-goal advantage when Lynn deflected home a penalty corner.

After spurning a string of chances, Acomb yielded two late goals, one following a rash tackle by ’keeper Craig Brown.

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