by Alex Hoad
Canterbury Hockey Club skipper Michael Farrer insists their
National Premier Division play-off destiny is “still in our hands”
despite a sixth defeat in seven games.
The city club suffered an 8-1 defeat to Reading at Polo Farm
on Saturday to slip to third, behind the Berkshire side.
Canterbury only retained their top-four status by a point,
with seventh-placed Loughborough just three points behind with four
Farrer (pictured) admitted: “Saturday was one of those
days. Reading must have scored 80% of the time they got into our D
and we just couldn’t score at the other end."
It was a fourth straight defeat for the city club, who have
seen their lead in the fight for the top four whittled away by the
Farrer said: “The recent results were probably mental. Someone
said to me that it looked from the sidelines that we were defending
the 21 points we had on the table rather than trying add to
“The start we made put pressure on ourselves and raised
expectations but now we need to get back to where we were. This is
the business end of the season. We are still third and it is still
in our hands.”
Canterbury visit third-bottom Hampstead & Westminster on
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