Anchs 1st XI 3 – Canterbury 1

Having picked up five points from their last three games Anchs were determined to continue their good form. An excellent warm up and team talk saw Anchs start the game on top. Excellent team work lead to the opening goal with Chris Lack putting one on a plate for Dan Mutton. Anchs were unlucky not to be further ahead by half time. The second half saw Anchs on top again and an illegal stop on the line saw Tom Nissen put away the resulting penalty stroke to put Anchs two up. A well taken drag flick saw Canterbury pull one back but soon a good finish from Callum Harris put Anchs three one up. Chris Lack was unlucky not to make it four when his legitimate goal was harshly ruled out. Overall an excellent win for Anchs which sees them move even further up the table. 

Lewes 1 – Anchs 1st XI 2

A win at last!! Anchs made the long journey to Lewes and came away with three well deserved points that moved them in the right direction away from the bottom three. An excellent warm up and team talk did not lead to a great start to the game for Anchs who found themselves one down in a matter of minutes when an overload allowed the Lewes captain to crash home. A yellow card reduced Anchs to ten, but some decent saves by Darren Richardson and good defending by Gary Jackson, Gareth Price and Mike Lindley kept the opposition out. When Anchs were restored to eleven they got more into the game with Glen Rawson forcing a couple of decent saves from the opposing ‘keeper. At the end of the first half Lewes were down to nine following two yellows and this would be the same for the start of the second half. Tactical changes saw Anchs attack from the start of the second half and soon Justin Harris equalised from a penalty corner. At this stage the Lewes team completely lost their discipline and saw a number of yellows and a red card. From this stage Anchs were dominant and soon Tom Nissen converted a penalty corner to give Anchs a much needed three points.

Anchs1st XI 2 – Worthing 2

Anchs welcomed Worthing who started the day two places above them in the table. However earlier in the season Anchs had won 3-1 away to kick start their season. A good team talk and warm up got Anchs ready for the physical battle that lay ahead. The game started evenly and Anchs won a few penalty corners but were unable to test the Worthing keeper. From a quick break away Worthing took the lead when their forward was left unmarked five yards out and made no mistake. Anchs then forced a good save from a penalty corner and Anchs keeper Darren Richardson kept the score at one nil with a good double save. A stern team talk at half time had a great impact on Anchs. Within minutes Anchs were level following a good finish from Jake Stevens. Anchs were now the dominant side and soon it was two one following a good finish from a penalty corner from Chris Lack. Although Anchs continued to dominate they never really tested the Worthing keeper again. In the last ten minutes Worthing attacked and equalised from an overload at the back post. Worthing also had the chance to win it but another smart save from keeper Richardson ensured the scores remained level.

Anchs 1st XI 1 – Brighton and Hove 1

Anchs registered their first league point since Christmas with a well earned point against high flying Brighton and Hove. A good team talk and warm up got Anchs ready for what was always going to be a tough game, the opening exchanges were pretty even with both sides forcing good defending from penalty corners. However a quick turn over gave the opposition a one goal lead at half time. The half time team talk refocused Anchs who went out and put in a good performance and a quick break away saw Dan Mutton equalise. Both sides had more opportunities from corners but good defending and goalkeeping saw the match end 1-1.