Week 24: The men’s 2s finished the season in style, dominating the game against a previously unbeaten Southgate Tankards Y, and running out comfortable 3-0 winners. 2 well taken goals from Leo and 1 from Stuart Carrick who neatly put away a well worked penalty corner.
- – Nick Smith, stepping in at the last moment in goal, made several decisive clearances when Southgate had any sniff of a chance
- – Balazs kept their tricky winger quiet and frustrated with great marking and solid tackling
- – Joe Small took complete control of the defence with great jab tackling and interceptions, keeping their front line very quiet
- – Eray, playing two games back to back, with an awesome performance intercepting, tackling, clearing and generally giving their left winger no chance
- – Joseph, worked incredibly hard, marking and tracking their right midfielder, frustrating him at every turn
- – Stuart, also playing two full games back to back, had their midfield playmaker in his pocket, breaking up their attacks, and driving forward to create many of our goalscoring opportunities
- – Thomas M, working up and down the right wing, with good control and interplay with Leo upfront
- – Rob D, composed on the ball, hassling in midfield, driving forward in attack and generally running Southgate ragged
- – Thomas C with a really good first touch today and great positioning, could easily have scored a couple of goals but for their keeper
- – …and finally Leo, with another fantastic performance leading the line, scoring twice and at the heart of every attack
BOOM! What a great all round performance. So proud of everyone and we are now guaranteed promotion by finishing in the top 3 😁 and may still finish second depending on what happens in Southgate Tankards Y’s last game.
And of course, many thanks to Beth for umpiring again 👍
The ladies 1s started an epic weekend of hockey with a match against Ashford on Saturday. Some awesome play and great teamwork led to a 1-1 draw. Giving ourselves a glimmer of hope of surviving. MoM is shared between Karen and Bethany for being awesome and she scored a goal!
We continued our weekend of hockey with an early 10 am start on Sunday morning against Hendon and Mill Hill. Despite some great play and well taken goals by Caroline, Bethany and a penalty flick by Samantha but we couldn’t quite keep them out and they managed to sneak a 4th leaving the score 4-3 at the finish.
We now wait on the West Hampstead v Hendon and Mill Hill game on the 7th April to see if we stay in the premier division or face a journey into div 1.
As if this wasn’t enough hockey for the team, 6 players from the mornings game decided a mixed game would be a good idea this afternoon. Needless to say we tried hard and collapsed to the floor in heaps where we stood when the final whistle went.
Shout out to Rachelle who doubled up Saturday and Sunday and played 4 games!
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