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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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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Upcoming Fixtures

February 25, 2018
  • Junior Training- UMPIRING SESSION

    February 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Southbury Leisure Centre, Enfield EN1 1YP, UK

February 28, 2018
  • Senior Training

    February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

March 3, 2018
  • Winchmore Hill & Enfield Ladies 1 v Staines Ladies' 2s

    March 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Aylward Academy - Windmill Road, Edmonton, LONDON - N18 1NB

  • Winchmore Hill & Enfield Ladies 2 v Teddington Ladies' 6

    March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Aylward Academy - Windmill Road, Edmonton, LONDON - N18 1NB

  • Vauxhall 1 v M1 (away)

    March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Luton Sixth Form College, Bradgers Hill Rd, Luton LU2 7EW, UK

  • M2 v Southgate Tankards Y (home)

    March 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

March 4, 2018
  • Juniors U10 tournament (time TBC)

    March 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Harpenden AL5, UK

  • Juniors U12 tournament (time TBC)

    March 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Welwyn Garden City, UK

  • Junior Training

    March 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Southbury Leisure Centre, Enfield EN1 1YP, UK

March 7, 2018
  • Senior Training

    March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

March 8, 2018
  • MGMT committee

    March 8, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

March 10, 2018
  • Winchmore Hill & Enfield Ladies 1 v West Hampstead Ladies' 2s

    March 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Aylward Academy - Windmill Road, Edmonton, LONDON - N18 1NB

  • Rickmansworth 4 v M2 (away)

    March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth WD3 4HF, UK

  • M1 v Harpenden 2 (home)

    March 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Aylward Academy, 1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UK

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

    March 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Ashford Hockey Club - Short Lane - TW19 7BQ

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