Canterbury Hockey Club's men's captain Michael Farrer philosophical about defeat
Canterbury's Aaron Hudson tracks
Cannock during Saturday's 6-2 home defeat by
Picture: Paul Dennis
By Alex Hoad
Skipper Michael Farrer was not too despondent despite
Canterbury’s men losing ground on leaders Beeston after slipping to
a 6-2 defeat at home to third-placed Cannock on Saturday.
The city club’s fairytale start to the National Premier Division
campaign has been interrupted by back-to-back losses but Farrer
said: "The effort was there, it was just the performance that was
Farrer thought he had got his side back into the game at 3-2
down, only to see a penalty corner rebound disallowed.
It was the first points dropped by the city club at Polo Farm
Farrer added: "The last two results showed why we were not
getting carried away by our good start. However, even though we
were disappointed to lose, we are still in a good position.
"If you’d offered us second place, two points ahead of third
after nine games before the season, everyone would have snapped
your hand off.
"We can’t get carried away. If we’d
lost the two games – after three and seven games for example – and
won the last two, then we’d be going to Brooklands (2pm) this
weekend on a huge high."
Beeston are six points clear of the
city club after a 4-1 win over Reading and will be the visitors to
Polo Farm in the final game before the festive break next
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