Match Report
Sherborne School Boys-U16A vs  Canford School
On: Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020
Venue: Away

A mixed U16 and U15 team, with some 10 players missing for various reasons, took on the might of Canford in the cup on Tuesday night. With the pitch slowly freezing beneath us, an energetic and sometimes frenetic game was won (2-1) by Canford. It was a game of three thirds: first, Canford domination in midfield, two quick goals and worries of total capitulation; second, a recovery, of sorts, a fine solo goal from Fergus Macdonald, and an acceptable 2-1 deficit into half time; third, a majestic fight back in the final 20 minutes, led by the imperious ‘Virgil’ Furthmann and ably supported by skipper Max Dowling and the rest of the team, spurned chances at both ends and a frantic finale. The winner, of course, was hockey, in a great advert for the game and indeed for both schools.