Spencer at home, Prem - 14 Jan 2006
This was the first match back after the Christmas break, and it took both teams a while to readjust. To start Purley had the majority of possession, but initially they failed to make any clear cut opportunities, and they only broke the deadlock on their first man-up with a well taken goal by Jamie Tasko. Unforced errors by Spencer, especially on the clear, allowed Purley to keep the pressure on the Spencer goal, and they stretched the lead to 3-0 at quarter time.
An early goal in the second quarter by Nigel Tasko gave Purley a 4-0 lead. Spencer fought back with two quick goals to bring it to 4-2, and it could have been closer except for a couple of fine saves by keeper Paul Terry. But Spencer couldn't keep the pressure on, and were still squandering too much possession. This allowed Purley to come back to take the score to 6-2 at the half.
The score was still close, but Purley were finally hitting their stride, and three goals from Dave Arnot in the third quarter helped them put the game out of reach. Ill discipline from Spencer also gave Purley several man-up opportunities, and helped give them a three quarter lead of 11-3. The final quarter went much the same way to give a final score of 15-3.
Goals: Jamie Tasko 5, Nigel Tasko 4, Dave Arnot 3, Graeme Holland 1, Matt Payne 1, Mike Barrett 1