Peterborough 23 - 23 BHC
On Saturday, 7th December BHC travelled to Cranfield to play their away match against Peterborough.
Like Brentwood's previous match, this one was very close throughout.
With a reduced squad due to injuries, but up against a 14-head strong team, Brentwood were determined to play well and do their best.
BHC opened the score with a goal from Khalid, but soon the opponents equalised and took the lead. With the score at 6-5, Rob Grant netted in the equaliser but Peterborough managed to get ahead once again. Hans-Jörg, who joined his players in court for the second time this season, equalised 7-7 halfway through the first half. A penalty converted by Remy put Brentwood in the lead for the remaining of the first half with goals from Khalid, Remy, Philippe and Rob Grant. Half-time result was 10-12.
Peterborough started the second half well and scored 3 goals without reply due to BHC's rushed attacks that resulted in missed chances. Rob Grant equalised and Remy put the team again in front, and from then on the lead remained by one goal difference with Peterborough always managing to equalise. Some individual play took over and coach Hans-Jörg called a time-out to instruct the team to play collectively and with longer attacks. The second half also saw Ian and Rob Broad getting on the score sheet and good saves from Connor. Two and half minutes before the end though, BHC were trailing by 2 goals, but Brentwood's fighting spirit kicked in once again and BHC managed to draw level. The final score was 23-23.
After the match, coach Hans-Jörg said: "It was a good and intense match between two teams that never gave up. Naturally, we would have preferred to take home a victory, but all things considered it was a positive result in the end".
BHC's next match will be on Saturday, 14th December, a home match against Norfolk Dragons at the SportHouse.
The team on the day was:
Connor Bennet in goal, Hans-Jörg Küller Rabaça (1), Khalid Amrane (8), Phil Duffield, Philippe Kouessan-Ettori (1) Remy Turc (7), Rob Broad (1), Rob Grant (3) and Ian Weir (2).