Havant unable to plug the gaps against Bath

24/9/2011 (SPORT) HAVANT V CARDIFF HOCKEY ''Action from the match between Havant Hockey Club v Cardiff Hockey Club on Saturday 24th September 2011 at Havant College.''Pictured is: (left) Havant player Andy Pett during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (113401-6232)
24/9/2011 (SPORT) HAVANT V CARDIFF HOCKEY ''Action from the match between Havant Hockey Club v Cardiff Hockey Club on Saturday 24th September 2011 at Havant College.''Pictured is: (left) Havant player Andy Pett during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (113401-6232)
Matt Cox scored for Havant. Picture: Keith Woodland

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HAVANT paid a high price for errors as they lost 4-2 to Team Bath Buccaneers in the EHL Conference West.

Failure to clear a ball resulted in a succession of corners and Havant eventually conceded the opener.

George Ferrant was on hand to make it 1-0 to Bath.

Havant defender James Lester then saw his pass intercepted by Havant old-boy Tim Davenport, who calmly slotted home.

Bath were rampant and they soon went 3-0 up with more bright play.

After some stern words during the half-time break, Havant pushed forward.

But Davenport got in to score his second from a near post flick, making the score 4-0.

Not downhearted, Havant continued to press forward and star-man Andy Pett made a determined run into the Bath D to win a penalty stroke, which he calmly converted.

Havant added a second when Dan Faulkner scored a fine goal.

Determined Havant forced six corners in the final 10 minutes but could not add to their two goals.

Havant under-18s crushed Surbiton 7-0 at Havant College in national knockout cup action.

United Services beat Havant VI 5-0 at Havant College in Hampshire League division seven.

Services settled quickly and early attacks were blocked by Havant’s defence.

But Services’ pressure told with a well-taken goal from Tom Weaver giving them a 1-0 lead just before the break.

Weaver made it 2-0 before Ryan Carey slipped the ball to skipper Kieran Hatchley, who scored his first and then promptly notched his second.

Lee McEvoy fed Oscar Chilton to add a fine goal and put the gloss on a good performance.

In the Wessex Masters division two, United Services beat Portsmouth & Southsea 5-0 at a sweltering Burnaby Road.

Rob O’Kane struck a hat-trick for a dominant United Services outfit.

‘Chilli’ Chilton and Daz Bendall were also on the mark for Services.