Kitching revels as Whalley limps out

STAR man Andy Whalley is an injury doubt for Guernsey ahead of their EH Trophy quarter-final at home to Gateshead next weekend.

Mark Elliott on the ball for Clubhouse Casuals on Saturday evening. (Picture by Max Coomer, 1305844)
Mark Elliott on the ball for Clubhouse Casuals on Saturday evening. (Picture by Max Coomer, 1305844)

STAR hockey man Andy Whalley is an injury doubt for Guernsey ahead of their EH Trophy quarter-final at home to Gateshead next weekend.

He aggravated a hamstring niggle in the early stages of Clubhouse Casuals’ 8-0 defeat by Division One title favourites ABN Amro at Footes Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Casuals were already trailing to an early Adam Kitching goal and then missed a great chance of levelling via a penalty flick when Whalley, the island player-coach, went on a run down the right and when it came to an end on the edge of the D immediately signalled to coach Andy Graham that he was injured and had to come off.

Whalley launched his stick into a bin with frustration as he stepped off the pitch and with his disappearance, so went Casuals’ hopes of turning the game around.