Kayron to the rescue for Preston HC in a six-goal thriller

Preston Hockey Club men's 1sts let a two-goal lead slip but rescued a draw at Belper.

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 9:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 10:58 am
Kayron Stagno scored twice in Preston HC's 3-3 draw ay Belper

An attacking start to the first half found them 2-0 ahead within 25 minutes.

A penalty corner drag-flick from Kayron 
Stagno and a well taken rebound follow up by debutant Max Nicholson giving Preston a two-goal cushion at half-time.

The break put a halt to Preston’s momentum, the home side scoring three quickfire goals in as many minutes after the restart.

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Preston regrouped and battled their way back into the match, securing another penalty corner with four minutes remaining.

Stagno was again on target with a precision drag-flick to make it 3-3 and earn a point for the away side.

Preston move on to a trip to Nottingham University next weekend hoping to continue their unbeaten away record.

Elsewhere, the men’s 2nds travelled north to take on Windermere, winning 4-1 to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Preston started the game well and soon found themselves ahead through a close-range effort from Ben Heywood.

This was quickly followed by two rapid short corner goals from Ambrose Hallett and the visitors went into half-time 3-0 to the good.

Preston kept the pressure up in the second half, Gabriel Benatar poaching a goal after a period of sustained pressure.

Windermere scored a consolation goal to finish the game but Preston stay top of the table.

The men’s 3rds lost 5-1 (McGee) at home to Blackburn, the men’s 4ths fell 6-3 (Bowman, Rudd and Smith) to Urmston and the men’s 5ths lost 3-1 (Lawrence) to Ormskirk.

The ladies’ 1sts lost 8-0 at high-flying Lytham. Preston put in a promising performance, with Bowman and Bell driving the team forward, however Lytham proved too strong.

The ladies’ 2nds also had a tough game against Lancaster Nomads, losing 11-1, Katie Mullins scoring Preston’s only goal.