Supernova held by UWI in second match at UWI Indoor
Guyana’s indoor developmental hockey team, Supernova, was held 4-4 in their second match of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Indoor Tournament, currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago.
Omar Hopkinson got his team off to a good start in the second minute with another clinical penalty corner conversion, before Jordan Reynos equalised seconds after in similar fashion.
Despite dominating the majority of the first half, the Supernova front line was unable to penetrate the compact UWI defence.
Five minutes into the second half it was a second blistering penalty corner flick from Hopkinson that left the UWI goalkeeper frozen on the goal line, but again Reynos answered immediately with a penalty stroke to the bottom left corner.
Supernova went two goals clear in the 24th minute when the dynamic duo of Shomere Garnett and Warren Williams scored from either flank in a matter seconds.
Two minutes later it was Daniel Byer who finished a lethal UWI counter attack to make it 3-4, before Reynos pulled his team level in the 28th minute from a second penalty stroke.
In his post-match assessment of the team’s performance, national coach Robert Fernandes said: “We’re a high energy team that thrives on playing at pace and tonight I thought UWI did a good job of breaking up the flow of the game. We’re doing the right things and it makes us competitive in every match, because we’re creating enough goal scoring opportunities, we just have to keep converting. We also need to be more composed when we’re leading in the final minutes of games, but the boys are learning all the time and composure will come with experience.”
Supernova will be hoping for positive results in their final two group stage matches if they are to stand a chance at qualifying for the semi-finals.