Unqualified refs cost hockey seconds point

A DEMORALISING ruling by BUSA offcials has robbed the Men’s 2nds Hockey team of a point at the end of their season, writes Clive Crouch.

Last week’s hard-fought home match against Northumbria 2nds, which ended in a 3-3 draw, had to be replayed after the opposition complained that the referees used in the game did not hold all the required qualifications. In last Sunday’s re-match, York suffered a 3-1 defeat.

Commenting on the second game, York captain Neil Stevens said “It was a clean game. We weren’t able to play the same team as on the Wednesday, because we had a couple of injuries, but we gave them a good run for their money.”

The win for Northumbria means they finish above Durham, winning the Men’s Trophy 3B League. York Men’s 2nds finish bottom, having had a disappointing season. Meanwhile, the Men’s 1sts finish an impressive third out of ten teams in their league, having beaten Trinity 14-1 away last week.