Men’s 2s continue unbeaten run; Men’s 1s beat local rivals 4-0!

Men's 2s after a hard fought 2-2 draw

Men’s 2s after a hard fought 2-2 draw

Week 7: The Men’s 2s kept up their unbeaten record with a 2-2 draw away to Southgate Tankards on #derbyday. WHE dominated the first 20 mins and took a well-deserved lead when Thomas Mabey found Leo with a through ball from midfield. Leo carried it into the D and slotted past the oncoming keeper with a neat finish – christening his new stick in the process!

Unfortunately, Southgate came back into the game in the last 15 mins of the half and levelled the scoring with a deflected short corner which evaded the WHE defence.

An awful start after the break saw Southgate take the lead. The ball was bundled over the goal line from close range after some sloppy defending. However, WHE continued to fight and good attacking play down the left earned the 2s a penalty corner with 5 mins to go. This was successfully converted to tie the match up at 2-2. An extremely good result, considering Southgate started the day Top of the League! So, despite facing a full Southgate team plus subs whilst struggling to field a full team themselves, the Men’s 2s march on unbeaten!

There were fine performances from the whole team. Special mentions for Rob Ulph, who worked tirelessly on the left; Asit Rahman, playing his first game for the club and for Jack Henson, helping us out in goal and putting in a typically commanding performance with some fine reaction saves. Next up: Home against Rickmansworth.

M2 v Rickmansworth 4
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday November 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

The Ladies 1s took a while to wake up during Saturday’s match. The score was 3-0 at half time and 3-0 at full time. They got a lot better in the 2nd half! Eastcote were fortunate with their second goal, Sarah E-Q was stopping the attacker from getting sight of the goal when she slipped in the D, allowing the attacker enough space to get the shot away!

Bethany McNamara almost got the 1s back in the scoring habit, but for falling over at the most inopportune time. The ball made its way up the right side of the pitch. A great cross, coming along to Bethany open on the top of the D. A prime scoring opportunity? Our best chance at goal! And she slipped and sat down instead, d’oh! WHE were cursed at both ends of the pitch by slippery patches!

Captain Sam, before "the collision"...

Captain Sam, before “the collision”…

In the end it was a tough game, and everyone defended fantastically, putting up a big fight at the back. This was especially the case when WHE were down to 10 players for the last 12 mins of the match after Captain Sam Deane “collided” with an opposition player. Sam is fine, except the whole not being able to turn her head or move most of her upper body thing…

The 1s nominated seven players for Man of the Match! Notably; Karen Goode for some outstanding defensive tackling and tracking; Bethany McNamara for brilliant tracking back to defend as well as great runs forward too and Talyssa Mensah for being amazing in centre mid. Coming out on top with the most votes was Beth Deane, for great runs and always getting back and great defending, well played!

The highlight of the afternoon was demolishing the yummy Jaffa Birthday Cake baked by Samantha Deane to celebrate Big Sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday Beth!!

The 1s are hoping to show Hendon & Mill Hill what they can really do next week – onwards and upwards!

L1 v Hendon & Mill Hill Ladies’ 1s
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

It was a top demonstration by the Men’s 1s this week. With some great stick skills in the D, twisting and turning the opposition, Captain Stuart Carrick calmly converted the opening goal of the game!
Another Man of the Match performance from Tim Mall saw him slot away a hat-trick, meaning an overall result of a 4-0 win against local rivals Southgate Adelaide on #derbyday!

Which can only mean one thing- the first Cleansheet for Goalkeeper Josh Rider and #TeamDefence. As an extra bonus, WHE are no longer bottom of the league!

The match was very hard fought and there were tired legs by the end. There were so many great performances to mention them all and the whole team should be proud of themselves. This will surely be the first win of many. The 1s are looking to keep on the up away against St Albans.

St Albans 4 v M1
Away (Oaklands College, East Drive, Hatfield Road, St Albans)
Saturday November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

The Ladies 2s warm-up!

The Ladies 2s warm-up!

Raring to go after the previous week’s 2-0 victory, the Ladies 2s faced Harrow away at 2.30pm. Unfortunately, within the first minute of the match starting, a penalty flick was awarded to the opposition! However, the 2s new goalkeeper Freya stood her ground and defended the goal against Harrows flick- which they missed 😎.

As the game progressed, WHE played some fabulous hockey! Making some brilliant passes and tackles throughout the game. Yet despite these efforts, Harrow managed to score 3 goals, resulting in a 3-0 loss.

Man of the Match goes to Freya for her fantastic goalkeeping performance in her first ever game. Everyone agreed she has great potential and is going to go far! But not too far, their next match is at home to Ealing.

L2 v Ealing Ladies 1
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday November 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Big thanks to #TeamUmpire: Chris Moran, Dipak Shah and Bethany McNamara!

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Men’s 1s open their account; Ladies 2s and Men’s 2s march on

Half-time team talk for the Ladies 2s

Half-time team talk for the Ladies 2s

Week 6: The Men’s 1s battled hard to pick up their first point of the season with a 2-2 draw away at Hertford. Tim Mall’s jinking runs were rewarded with an early goal and Adam Machray popped up at the back post to make it 2-0. A stunned Hertford battled back to 2-2, but WHE remained resolute and held out to the end. A few breakaways could even have culminated in three points, but it was not to be. There was tireless work from rotating wide-men Craig Jackson, Chris Burd, Harry Stone, John Lappin and Jake Sumner. Constant harassment by Josh Lewis in the middle of the pitch, and a solid defensive core of Jonathan Pitcher, Harry Franks and Matt Dray. MOTM was goalkeeper Jack Henson for some tip-top goal-tending.

Next week they can try and close the gap on the rest of the league when 12th place WHE face Southgate Adelaide in 11th, at home on #derbyday!

M1 v Southgate Adelaide 1
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday November 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

After another week without a game, the Ladies’ 2s took to the pitch with only 10 players (though some didn’t realise they were a player down!). They played some great hockey and came away with a well deserved 2-0 victory! Goals came courtesy of Kelly Davids and Gem Luckman, both scoring in short corners, although only one was caught on camera, oops! Special mention to the youngens, Caitlin and Erin, who continue to really step up in the senior teams.

Big thank you to Talyssa Mensah, Chris Putt and Charlotte Gonella for doubling up. Here’s hoping the 2s get to play another game next week!! They are scheduled to play away at Harrow.

Harrow 3s v L2
Away (The John Lyon Playing Fields, Sudbury Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3SB)
Saturday November 4, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

This week the Men’s 2s faced top of the league and unbeaten side Welwyn Garden City at home, knowing they needed a win to maintain their position and unbeaten record. WGC started strongly, however, the WHE defence held stronger with Captain Joe displaying the perfect mix of aggression and determination to keep the opposition at bay. WHE broke the deadlock when Rob, returning after a lengthy break from hockey, broke free early on and hit a neat reverse into the far corner leaving the ‘keeper stranded.

WHE always looked in control with Dom governing the midfield, showing grit in defence and breaking with pace. Little Thomas displayed great confidence and linked up well with Leo and big Thomas, causing WGC problems down the left flank. Dom got WHE’s second goal just before the break, skilfully dribbling into the D and smashing the ball home to double the lead.

WGC continued to pressure the WHE defence, however, Goalkeeper Josh was outstanding and commanded his box well making some crucial saves to maintain the lead. The game was secured 3 minutes from time when Leo ran onto a loose ball from a WHE attack and took it to the baseline before passing across goal to Joseph who calmly took a touch and slotted it past the ‘keeper to score a much deserved first goal of the season!

Having beaten top of the league, the 2s remain unbeaten and face a crucial game against Southgate Tankards next week, another #derbyday match!

Southgate Tankards Y v M2
Away (Southgate Hockey Club, Trent Park, Snakes Ln, Barnet EN4 0PS)
Saturday November 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

The Ladies’ 1s also played an undefeated, top of the league side. Coming into the game Harrow had won all 4 of their matches, some with huge score lines! A good first half performance from WHE held them to 1-0 at half time, it could easily have been even at half time but for an unfortunate deflection. The match got a bit away from WHE in the second half and shall never be spoken of again! Harrow were a very well drilled team and capitalised well on their chances. Final score 5-0.

Man of the match went to Sarah E-Q for a goal line save and also full commitment at trying to save goals with her face (luckily she had a mask on!). Oh well, once more unto the breach next week ladies! Once more!! …Away against Eastcote.

Eastcote Ladies’ 2s v L1
Away (Eastcote Hockey Club, Kings College Road, Ruislip, Middx, HA4 7JZ)
Saturday November 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Big thank you to a packed-out Team Umpire this week: Chris Moran, Dominic Smith, Samantha Deane, Bethany McNamara, Lisa Jobson and Beth Deane!

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Ladies 1s earn hard fought draw; Men’s 2s remain unbeaten

Men's 2s team bonding after hard earned drawWeek 5: It was Parents’ Day for the Ladies’ 1s with 4 players’ parents supporting from the sidelines away at Chiswick!! 0-0 was a fair result in the end. There was a clean sheet for #TeamDefence and quite a few chances up front, including Bethany McNamara hitting the post! WHE were also unlucky not to get awarded more penalty corners. The #DeaneTeam put in a good work rate throughout the match and it was a close call but Little Sister Samantha just pipped Beth to Man of the Match.

Next up is a home game against top of the league Harrow. The Ladies’ Summer A team caused a huge upset when they beat “9 wins out of 9” Harrow 5-0. The 1s are hoping history can repeat itself!

L1 v Harrow Ladies’ 1s
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Road, London, N18 1NB)
Saturday October 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

A strange one for Men’s 1s this week. They just didn’t get started and went down 3-0 early on. However, WHE kept working incredibly hard and in the last 15 minutes managed a remarkable spurt of three amazing goals from Tim, Craig and Adam. Alas, this was not enough as the final score was 9-3 to Blueharts! The 1s have got the work ethic sorted, the next step is getting their sweet 15 minute spot at the start of the game and then increasing it to 70 minutes! They’ll get their first chance to try this out away at Hertford.

Hertford 2 v M1
Away (Hertford Hockey Club, 18 Mangrove Rd, Hertford, SG13 8AJ)
Saturday October 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

The Ladies’ 2s are ready to continue their great start to the season, which has the 2s scoring two goals in both games played. They are currently sitting in third place in Division 3. Next up is a six-pointer against fourth place Eastcote!

L2 v Eastcote Ladies’ 5s
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Road, London, N18 1NB)
Saturday October 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

The Men’s 2s kept up their unbeaten record with a 1-1 draw away to top of the league Southgate Adelaide. A tight first half saw few chances at either end, with the game finely balanced 0-0 at half time. The stalemate continued well into the second half until Adelaide took the lead with about 10 mins to go when the ball rolled free to an attacker to slot home after some scrappy play in the middle of our D. But a tactical change from WHE, pushing Grant Wisson forward, immediately made a difference. Some good interplay from a sideline ball down the right-hand side resulted in a neat pull back to Grant by the penalty spot, who slotted past the ‘keeper with a smart first time shot into the bottom corner. 1-1!

The game nearly finished in disappointment as Adelaide appeared to score from a last-minute penalty corner, only for it to be disallowed as the ball didn’t come out of the D first. Phew! In the end, 1-1 a fair result after a hard-fought battle.

Big thanks to Leo Fernandes for playing in goal for the 2s today. After joining us at Back to Hockey in Summer, this is his first season playing hockey. He’s already scored a goal and now saved some today too! Also, a special mention for Rob Ulph putting in a solid performance on his debut. They are looking to keep the unbeaten record going in the next match, at home against Welwyn Garden City.

M2 v Welwyn Garden City 3
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Road, London, N18 1NB)
Saturday October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

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Ladies 2s open their account with fine 2-0 victory

Week Four: 2-0 whoop, whoop!! The score line did show how much the Ladies’ 2s bossed the game! Everyone had a great game with a special mention for Man of the Match Kate Smith. Thanks to Charlotte Gonella for stepping up and putting in a dazzling goalkeeping performance and well done to Kelly Davids and helper Beth Deane for 2 fantastic goals! Next up will be Eastcote at home on the 28th October.

BOOM! Great performance from the Men’s 2s who won 3-1 away to Shefford & Sandy. With only 10 men, they managed to turn the match around from 1-0 down to 1-3 in their favour. Although they lacked the intensity of an early morning game, the performance definitely merited the win with S & S having only a handful of chances down WHE’s end. Incredible goals by Joe, Harry Stone and Dom. Thanks to Harry Stone and Rafi Zeff for doubling up and playing both 1s and 2s games. The 2’s are looking to continue their unbeaten run away against Southgate Adelaide at noon.

Southgate Adelaide 2 v M2
Away (Ashmole Academy, Cecil Rd, London N14 5RJ, UK)
Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

It was a disappointing #derbyday for the Ladies’ 1s, losing 3-0 to Southgate 3s. Despite a number of the team still suffering the effects of Friday night, the 1’s started well and had a few early chances. Southgate then pressed forward in numbers with WHE’s defence thwarting a number of attacks. Chris Putt made some crucial interceptions, with one of their forwards even taking a breather by sitting on Chris’s head! Beth Deane made another goal-line clearance and Sarah E-Q shackled COB well. The deadlock was finally broken shortly before half-time when a snap shot through a crowd of players found its way into the goal. Man of the Match Chris Putt. Hoping for a return to winning ways, the 1’s take on Chiswick away in the early match.

PHC Chiswick Ladies 2s v L1
Away (Liverpool Victoria Sports Ground, Boddington Gardens, London, W3 9AP)
Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am

The Men’s 1s got off to a good start against Potters Bar. Tim Mall found space from a short corner after it had initially broken down. A strong strike was reached by the ‘keeper but was too hot to handle! WHE then struggled against very fast breaks from the oppo. and found themselves 3-1 down at half time but still in it. The second half delivered a great penalty flick save from Josh and superb finishing from Jake Sumner for the 1s second goal! It was a 9-2 loss in the end, however, Captain Stuart Carrick is confident it is all fixable, starting with working on their tackling back. They’ll get that chance next up at home against Blueharts.

M1 v Blueharts 3
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Thanks to Samantha Deane and Chris Moran for umpiring this week.

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Men’s 2s lead the way with 5-0 win

Week three and the Men’s 2s continued their fantastic start to the season with a convincing win against Stevenage 6. The match was played in the right spirit at a comfortable tempo with plenty of WHE possession paying rich dividends. There was a clean sheet for goalie Rob and goals from Leo, Joe S, Thomas C and two from Colin Angel – his 568th and 569th goals for the club! Thanks go to Dom, Joe and their pitch side support team, directing field players and managing the substitutes! Next week it’s an away game at Shefford & Sandy.

Shefford & Sandy 4 v M2
Away (Shefford and Sandy Hockey Club, Medusa Way, Sandy SG19 1BL)
Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

The Ladies’ 2s rocked their first actual match of the season scoring twice (twice!) away against an army of Hampstead and Westminster players, they had 16 to WHE’s 9! Goals going to Kate Smith and newbie Josie, who scored an amazing scoop into the top left-hand corner of the goal, leaving the goalkeeper looking befuddled. Having played so well, fighting hard for the balls, never giving up and linking their passes beautifully, their lack of match fitness and a few “unfortunate” decisions led to a less than desirable final score. Massive thank you to Lorna who stepped up in fluorescent pink to play kicking back. Next week is their first home game of the season against BA Hayes.

L2 v British Airways Hayes Ladies’ 2s
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

The Men’s 1s had their first home game of the season and it was their first time with the luxury of substitutes. A big bonus saw Joe Turmaine being able to play for part of the game. A strong performance with lovely passages of play saw them dominate large parts of the game. Unfortunately, a lucky break from a short corner deflection was followed up by Rickmansworth and proved decisive. Even the opposition said they were lucky during the handshakes! So, they’re frustrated by the scoreline but buoyed by the performance. Saturday brings an away game at Potters Bar.

Potters Bar 2 v M1
Away (Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Hill Ln, Potters Bar EN6 2DU)
Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

It’s a win, a loss and now a draw for the Ladies’ 1s, who spent their game defending against some really “enthusiastic” Hampstead and Westminster players. In a pretty even match, no one scored for either side. It could have gone their way if chances had been taken and the umpire hadn’t blown too soon for that penalty corner (his words, haha!). The Hampstead and Westminster keeper just stopped the ball crossing the line and 1s goalie Chris Putt made some fantastic saves, whilst Beth Deane also saved one off the line. Man of the match was Chloe Purchase for her relentless effort on the pitch despite being ill, special mention goes to new player Rachelle who had a great first game. Next week is #DerbyDay at home against The Enemy!

L1 v Southgate Ladies’ 3s
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Big thanks to this weeks’ Amazing Umpiring Team: Chris Moran, Dominic Smith, Samantha Deane, Chris Putt and Beth Deane!!

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Upcoming Fixtures

November 23, 2017
  • MUGA

    November 23, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
    Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club, Fords Grove, London, United Kingdom

November 25, 2017
  • Harpenden 2 v M1 (away)

    November 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    The Woollam Playing Fields, 162 Harpenden Rd, St Albans AL3 6BZ, UK

  • West Hampstead Ladies' 2s v Winchmore Hill & Enfield Ladies 1

    November 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Whitefield School - Whitefield School, Claremont Road, Brent Cross, London - NW2 1TR

  • Winchmore Hill & Enfield Ladies 2 v Ashford (Middlesex) Ladies' 4s

    November 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Aylward Academy - Windmill Road, Edmonton, LONDON - N18 1NB

  • M2 v Letchworth 5 (home)

    November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

November 26, 2017
  • Junior Training

    November 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Southbury Leisure Centre, Enfield EN1 1YP, UK

November 29, 2017
  • Training

    November 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

November 30, 2017
  • MUGA

    November 30, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
    Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club, Fords Grove, London, United Kingdom

December 2, 2017
  • Winchmore Hill & Enfield Ladies 1 v Teddington Ladies' 3s

    December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Aylward Academy - Windmill Road, Edmonton, LONDON - N18 1NB

  • M1 v Blueharts 4 (home)

    December 2, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

  • Hertford 6 v M2 (away)

    December 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Hertford Hockey Club, 18 Mangrove Rd, Hertford SG13 8AJ, UK

December 3, 2017
  • Juniors U10 tournament (time TBC)

    December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club, Lockhart Field, Cow Roast, Berkhamsted HP23 5RF, UK

  • Juniors U12 tournament (time TBC)

    December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Junior Training

    December 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Southbury Leisure Centre, Enfield EN1 1YP, UK

December 6, 2017
  • Training

    December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

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