Dolphin finally find some form
Event: Bristol & West Division II League Fixture
Teams: Swindon Dolphin v Bristol University
Venue: Milton Road – Swindon
Date: Sunday 20th May 2007
Swindon Dolphin finally managed to kick start their season with an impressive victory over Bristol University .
As in previous matches the start was a close hard fought affair. The students struck first, however Michal Trzeciak with two strikes and one from Ian Brewer soon gave the home side an advantage. The students battled back and scored four unanswered goals to give themselves a bit of breathing space. Matt James 5m shot just before the end of the period ensured the gap would only be one goal.
The second quarter followed the same path as the 1st with goals being traded by both sides. The students managed three goals, this was answered by four strikes from Chris McConnell, David Quinlivan and Andy Hicks (2) for Dolphin. At half time the match was tied at eight goals apiece.
Dolphin surpassed even their own expectations for the third periods and effectively won the match for themselves. They scored four unanswered goals to give themselves a clear lead. Goals came from Quinlivan, Brewer and Trzeciak (2).
Dolphin extended this lead further in the final period as the students ran out of steam. Hicks scored a hat-trick and further strikes from Trzeciak and James Godden ensure a comfortable victory.
Captain Hicks said after the fixture, “We managed to grind out a result today, we still need to improve on the basics, but atleast we are moving in the right direction”.
Result: Swindon Dolphin 17 – 11 Bristol University
Team: Andy Watts, David Quinlivan (2 goals, 3 majors), Andy Hicks (5 goals, 1 major), Chris McConnell (1 goal, 1 major), Ian Brewer (2 goals), Matt James (1 goal), Mark Lawlor (2 majors), Michal Trzeciak (5 goals), James Godden (1 major).