U12 Herts Junior League, Round 1


The U12 junior team had a great day out today, playing the first of this season’s tournaments hosted by Harpenden at the impressive Woollam Playing Fields facility in St Albans. And what a day!

With a squad of 9-11 year olds it was always going to be challenging for our team against the bigger clubs and older players on the Hertfordshire teams. In the first game, Winchmore started strongly and were unlucky to go behind to a well taken first time finish from a right wing cross. Our team fought back well, with Tom, Cameron, Isabella and Seb working well together to create a couple of good chances that just couldn’t be converted. Hertford grabbed a second goal late on with a direct strike from a penalty corner, running out winners 2-0, but the score didn’t reflect the hard fought match.

In the second game, Winchmore took on Blueharts and a tight match ended in a 0-0 draw thanks to some fine goalkeeping from John as well as sterling work in defence from Robbie, Theo and William.

The third match saw our team take on the might of Broxbourne – nemesis of our adult teams, but not for our juniors! In a one-sided game, goalkeeper John didn’t get a touch as Winchmore continuously threated in attack. After a goal-mouth scramble Tom forced the ball over the line for the opening goal and this was followed up with well taken open-play goals from Cameron and Vinny. A 3-0 win for Winchmore but it could easily have been more.

In the final match, we faced a strong Letchworth team who scored early on with a well worked goal knocked in from close range. However, we fought back well and good work in midfield from Ben, Tom and Seb, created several chances for Isabella, Cameron and Vinny, but Letchworth’s goalkeeper and defence managed to hold on for a 1-0 win.

One win and one draw a good return from the first tournament day, with all games played in a very good spirit. And special thanks to Guy Chapman for managing the team and coordinating all the substitutions – no mean feat with 10 players who all want to be on the pitch at the same time!

The next round of matches is on the 5th November, when we will be hosting the U10s tournament at Southbury Leisure Centre. Watch this space for more info!

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Win, lose or draw? A good start to the season…

Week Two provided a much improved Men’s 1’s performance against Broxbourne compared to a difficult first game up at Cambridge against a young Royston Squad. There was a big return from Tim Mall who put in a Man of the Match performance. Solid keeping from Josh Rider and a goal from Harry Stone.
They are looking to get their first points of the season at home to Rickmansworth this Saturday.

M1 v Rickmansworth 1
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Great start to the season for Ladies’ 1’s with a 5-0 win against newly promoted Eastcote 3’s. Unfortunately they followed that up in Match Two by giving away a cheap goal to lose 1-0 to Ashford. It was a very competitive game which has given them lots to work on. MotM was jointly awarded to Karen Goode and Sarah E-Q for amazing effort and a goal line save! Hoping to get back to winning ways, they take on Hampstead and Westminster 4s at home in the noon push back.

L1 v Hampstead and Westminster 4s
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 noon

A new look Men’s 2s got off to a good start with a 1-1 draw against a useful Southgate Tankards team, there were fine performances from their debutantes, Thomas Mabey, Thomas Chernaik , Hitesh Mody and Leo Fernandes whose nifty turn and finish in the bottom corner had given them the lead! Moving on to Match Two and Dad of the year award goes to little Thomas’s dad, who stepped up and played in goal, when the team found themselves short a couple of players. What a legend! Even more amazing the 10-man team went on to win 3-2 against St Albans. More of the same home to Stevenage please lads!

M2 v Stevenage 6
Home (Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB)
Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

After PHC Chiswick conceded their first match and unfortunate scheduling meant that was followed by their slip date, the Ladies’ 2’s are raring to finally put some sticks on an actual match ball this Saturday against Hampstead and Westminster 7s!

Hampstead and Westminster 7s v L2
Away (Paddington Recreation Ground [Water], Carlton Vale, Maida Vale, London W9 1PD)
Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am

Thanks to Lisa Jobson, Samantha Deane, and Chris Moran for Umpiring. Superstars 😊

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Stuart Carrick on International Duty

At least one of the men got to play some hockey this summer!

The club are very proud of Stuart Carrick, our Mens’ 1s captain, who played for Scotland in the Masters European Championship in The Netherlands this summer.

Scotland had a challenging first game against the top team in Europe at the moment, The Netherlands, and although they lost, they fought well and even got some nice compliments from the Dutch crowd. They went on to a disappointing draw with Germany after letting the equaliser in at the death but made it through to the quarter finals where they faced England. They went 3 down to England in the first half and despite getting 2 back in the 3rd quarter couldn’t find another.

This left Scotland fighting for 5th. They first met Italy who also had a (former) Winchmore Hill & Enfield player, Lorenzo Giunta, in the line up. Scotland won 5-1 despite Stuart’s goal being given as a short corner! In their final game, Scotland beat current home nations champions Ireland 2-1 in a very close match to finish 5th overall.

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Summer Hockey 2017

The ladies entered two teams in to the Southgate Summer Hockey League this year.

The A team had some mixed results early on with very close score lines until a brilliant 5-0 win over Hampstead and Westminster and continued on to qualify for the cup competition in the second half of the summer. They finished 5th in the cup with 2 wins and 3 losses which included a memorable 5-0 win against Harrow who had been unbeaten all summer.

After starting with a defeat, the B team’s highlight of the summer came early on when in the second match they beat Southgate Hot Shots 2-0. There was a series of losses until a magnificent 5-0 victory over Hendon and Mill Hill. The Bs played in the plate competition for the second half of the summer where they came 5th overall with 4 losses but rounded the summer off with a nice 2-0 win over Hendon and Mill Hill once again.

The final match of the summer was the rescheduled As v Bs which saw 20 players and the greatly missed Rob Deane take to the pitch. Presumably inspired by the Durham warm up going on next to the pitch, the game was a brilliant show of talent and enthusiasm and nodded strongly to a few more wins next season!

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Back To Hockey Round Up

This year’s Back To Hockey campaign has been the most successful in recent memory. A total of 18 new people came down to Winchmore Hill & Enfield to give hockey a go and it was particularly great to see 16 current members showing them what a friendly and welcoming club we are. Thanks goes out to everyone involved in advertising and running these fantastic sessions.

The players who turned up all showed great enthusiasm and a ‘have a go’ attitude that I’m sure will see them well in the season! Many also came with some pretty good hockey skills up their sleeves and after a quick refresher they looked like they’d never been away. We have had 2 ladies already play for the club in the summer league and more that are raring to go!

We are really looking forward to welcoming these new faces to trials and training in the new season and know that they will each be a great asset to the teams.

Posted in Ladies, Mens

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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