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Canterbury Hockey Club captain Michael Farrer says NOW Pensions National Premier Division play-off hopes now rest on a miracle

06 March 2014
by Alex Hoad

Michael Farrer

Michael Farrer

Canterbury skipper Michael Farrer was disappointed despite his late goal earning a point against title-chasing Beeston, and says the city club’s NOW Pensions National Premier Division play-off hopes now rest on a miracle.

Sunday afternoon’s trip to fourth-placed Surbiton is a must-win for the sixth-placed city club, but even if they did claim the points, they would remain five behind their old foes with just two games remaining.

Farrer said: “A miracle might need to happen if we are going to make the play-offs. We needed 21 points after Christmas to give ourselves a real chance and we’ve already missed out on four.

“Hopefully we can stay unbeaten in the second-half of the season and finish the season well. It will help us build towards next year.”

Canterbury fought back from two goals down at half-time at Polo Farm to earn a draw with Beeston on Sunday - just the fourth time that Beeston have dropped points all season.

Farrer said: “We should have won really. We had lots of chances in the second half. We were disappointed not to have won and kept our quest alive.”

He added: “We should have done better. It’s as simple as that. If we miss out on the play-offs it’s not because we’ve been unlucky, we can look back at the games against Cannock and Hampstead & Westminster in the first-half and know we should have six points more on the board.”

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