#2 How to play left midfield in field hockey: defending

 

Left mid

Left midfield as a defender

# Your role is defensive marking role first and foremost A thread from Craig Boyne on field hockey forum says the left half should mark their opposing winger. Another adds that if you are eliminated by that winger, sprint back behind your full backs in case they get beaten. You have to retreat into the circle as the last line of defence.

# Last line of defence? Australia’s 80’s era David Bell used to save many balls going into goal even when the keeper was beaten. In Pakistan, apparently, the theory is that LH is the second goalkeeper and the last man.

#1 Left mid tips and techniques

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