Meteors come from behind to score victory



METEORS continued their outstanding run of form, coming back from 2-0 to score a gutsy 3-2 CQ Extended League men's hockey victory over Park Avenue Brothers on Saturday.

Played in stifling heat at Rockhampton's Kalka Shades, Meteors finished strongly to snare the two premiership points and cement their position in the top four. The game did not start well for Meteors with Park Avenue scoring early and then backing up for a second goal off a short corner as the visitors struggled to get into the game.

The advantage could have been greater with the home side continuing to attack at every opportunity but Meteors defenders Joel Scherer, Joe Costelloe and goalkeeper Kevin Yates kept them at bay until the halftime break.

Copping a much-needed blast from coach Brett Ryan during the break seemed to pull Meteors out of their lacklustre performance.

They came out firing in the second half, hitting back early when Mitch Ryan put a pass through for Tim Shepperd to deflect into the net to start the revival.

Sensing a change in fortune, Meteors' forwards kept the pressure on the Park Avenue defenders, leading to the equaliser from Shannon Bobart.

Bobart attacked the circle, feinting to go one way before smacking his shot into the goal.

With time running short, Meteors had one last drive to score and were able to push for a short corner in the dying minutes. The push-off went to Ryan who had a shot on goal.

The Park Avenue goalkeeper saved it but Craig Mathison dived in to pick up the rebound and score the winning goal.

Brett Ryan said he was proud of the way the guys fought back from 2-0 down.



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