Swansea 2nds prove too much for 3rds to seal derby victory

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Swansea University 2nds’ captain Luke Parsons believes complacency played a huge part in their emphatic win against Swansea 3rds at Sketty Lane.

While the derby game ended 5-0 it was not a fair reflection of the match.

The 3rds were the better team throughout the first half.

The 2nds dominated the first 10 minutes of the game, but after that the 3rds dominated possession and were splitting the 2nds’ defence at will but with no end product.

The game was played in the right spirit with fast-flowing play the style for both sides.

Although under immense pressure, the 2nds led 1-0 going into the break after being awarded a short corner for clashing sticks in the second minute.

The second half continued where the first half left off, fast-paced play with a high amount of errors on show.

Due to ill-discipline throughout the second half and mistakes in defence, the 3rds conceded another four goals.

2nds captain Luke Parsons said: “We made it really difficult for ourselves today.

“First half was really poor as we only had one goal, however second half we came out and got another four.

“Complacency is to blame for this.

“We had a chat at half time to sort it out and it obviously paid off with the score board ticking over after the break.

“We usually struggle for the first five minutes of the games, we struggled to  play against our own teams and when we did start to play, it was their hockey, not ours, meaning we dropped our standards when we play teams than are lesser than us.

“Although the 3rds gave a good effort and definitely gave us a good game.”

3rds captain Gavin Belcher felt the result was harsh on his side.

“The score line does not reflect the way we played,” he said.

“We played a lot better than them, but they just had very lucky short corners.

“We haven’t had the best of starts to this season, but certainly we now know where we’ve got to improve and can take this into our weekend games.”

Swansea University 3rds 0-5 Swansea University 2nds

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