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Andover Hockey men gearing up for season start
ANDOVER firsts and seconds faced up in a club fixture to end their preparations ahead of the forthcoming season.
The first team ran out winners with Jamie Hacker, Will Turner, Joe Wiltshire and Guy Sleeman-Hiscock grabbing the goals in a hard fought contest played at a high tempo.
Sam Goacher scored the consolation goal for the second team.
After avoiding relegation in their final fixture last season the first XI squad head into their new season hoping for greater fortunes this time round.
New first team captain Hacker is setting his sights high for his squad, he said: “I think the season ahead looks very promising for us and there is a definite chance of promotion and that will be our aim.
“In terms of personnel we are looking good and very strong. We are generally a young side but have a number of older wise heads and that blend is always crucial.
“Our aim is to win the league, you have to set your ambitions high.”
Pictures and report from Andover HC in Friday's Advertiser