Orange City Wanderers skipper Adam Skelton praised his young side for coming back from 3-1 down against Bathurst St Pat’s to clinch a 3-3 draw on Saturday.
After a fast start and taking the first goal, St Pat’s hit the next three in a row, including one right on the half-time buzzer, and put the challenge to the Wanderers.
“The boys dropped their heads a little bit after the third goal but once we hit the second we got some belief back and thought ‘we can do this’,” Skelton said.
However, finding the enjoyment Skelton’s side needed was difficult in freezing conditions and a physical game.
“Yeah we were having fun, but it got a bit heated and a bit physical with pushing and shoving so that didn’t help, and neither did the weather,” he said.
”We had a lot of shots so we probably should have got over the line.”
“We both switched to attacking hockey in the last 10 to get that final goal but neither of us could get it in.”