Trojans bossed possession, forced 40 or so circle entries, but couldn’t turn them into goal scoring chances – and were beaten 3-0 by South Premier Division 1 visitors West Hampstead, Chris Todd bagging a hat-trick.
The Stoneham side, who earned a scruffy 2-1 win from their opening day visit to Winchester, forced eight penalty corners, but their routines were awry.
“Couldn’t hit a barn door,” screamed Trojans manager Ian Bassett, who will have short corner routines high on the agenda for tonight’s training session.
On the personnel front, Trojans have recruited Rich Hill from Harborne – he scored at Winchester – while Richard Markham (with son Harry) have returned to the area.
“We haven’t got many changes, mainly promoting from within. Finn Berg, Nathan Hastings, Sam Allsop all have been playing in pre-season, elevated from the seconds.”
Winchester, meanwhile, suffered a second defeat, beaten 5-1 at Hampstead & Westminster, where Todd Hutcheson was on target.
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