Gillingham Anchorians 1st xi 1 mid Sussex 1

Anchs welcomed a good mid Sussex side on Saturday and were disappointed to only gain a point from the game knowing that a win was needed to help ensure survival in the regional leagues. Anchs completely dominated the first half and were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty stroke when the defender illegally stopped Mati Puche’s low drag flick with his leg on the line. However the same player did give Anchs the lead following an excellent solo run and finish. The second half was more even. Slack marking allowed Mid Sussex to pull one back and Anchs were unable to convert any penalty corners but did defend some very well at the other end. In the last minute Elliott Harris almost snatched a win for Anchs but sadly it wasn’t to be.

Anchs 1st xi 1 Sutton Valence 5

Anchs final game of the season saw them travel to Sutton Valence for a rearranged fixture. A fantastic start saw Harry McDonald open the scoring for Anchs with a rocket of a penalty corner. However by half time poor give aways in midfield saw Anchs more or less hand the opposition two goals despite the best efforts of Anchs keeper Darren Richardson. The second half was even for the opening 20 minutes. However another turn over in midfield saw the unmarked Sutton Valence forward slot home. At this point Anchs chased the game and were undone by two late goals.