Guernsey name squad for Letchworth tie

GUERNSEY will hand a debut to young Elizabeth College prospect Jordan Cameron as they aim to reach the quarter-finals of the Now Pensions EH Trophy on Sunday.

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Matt Watson.

The island side travel to Letchworth for their third round tie without Steve Waldrom, the hat-trick hero of their 6-3 win over Woking, because he is on holiday in his native New Zealand, and also former captain Matt Watson.

‘It’s a shame Steve is unavailable because as well as that game [against Woking] he had been scoring well in the league too, so he will be missed,’ said Guernsey player-coach Andy Whalley, who also explained Watson’s absence.

‘Matt has generally not been able to commit to hockey much of late and has not been training with us [since playing in the Woking match].

‘But with these things, when someone is unavailable, opportunities arise for others and we have got a big squad with some young players who are champing at the bit to get into the team,’ he said.

‘Jordan is going to be a good talent. He is fast, has got quick hands and he is an intelligent hockey player.

‘He and Sam Dawes make the college team tick and he is going to get a chance this weekend, which I am really excited about.’

GUERNSEY SQUAD

Jake Le Marchant (GK), Adrian Gidney (GK), Adie Peacegood, Andy Alford (captain), Ben Cormack, Carl Pugh, Andy Le Page, Damian Wallen, Tim Ravenscroft, Adam Cox, Zak Damarell, Adam Le Page, Andy Whalley, Jordan Cameron, Sam Dawes, Josh Kendal.

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