UWE Mens 4 were comprehensively beaten by their University of South Wales counterparts 4-1 on the Centre for Sport pitch, in harsh cold conditions on Wednesday 6 November.
In a scrappy affair, both teams had dominant periods within the game, with UWE on the front foot in the first half.
However, they couldn’t capitalise on the opportunities they created until after USW opened the scoring. A simple high stick tackle led to a USW penalty corner which after a few passes was converted by the opposition.
The hosts didn’t let conceding get to them however, as within a minute they had equalised, with an interception on the left leading to an intricate passing routine, resulting in a successful shot on goal.
A few minutes later, UWE fell behind from another penalty corner. That’s how it remained until the break.
In the second half, USW were the dominant side, putting intense pressure on UWE, with the defence initially holding out after the interval.
That was until USW scored from another penalty corner, an area in which UWE may need to look at to gain better results in the future.
Again, this inspired UWE to create more chances, shooting wide of the target on a couple of occasions, and challenging USW’s goalkeeper.
The visitors capped off a successful night for them with a fourth goal, this time from open play.
A disappointing night for UWE, but the scoreline didn’t do their performance justice.