Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hockey men ready for Commonwealth

Trinidad and Tobago men’s hockey team maintained their unbeaten record in their warm-up matches in the build-up to their 2014 Commonwealth Games campaign. To date the hockey men have played four games, winning three and drawing one.

The T&T team has registered victories against Groves Menzieshill (5-2), Hillhead(4-2),and Western Wildcats (9-2). 

A return game against Hillhead proved more challenging, with the national team pressing for much of the game and enjoying 60 per cent ball possession overall.

The Hillhead team, reinforced by their national players, scored from two short corners to earn a 2-2 draw against T&T, which were able to convert only one of their seven short corners through Kwandwayne Browne.

T&T’s first item, a field goal, was scored by Tariq Marcano — making his first senior tour — on his 18th birthday. Marcano was later hosted by the TT officials present in a short birthday celebration.