Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Men's Match Reports

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The Men's 4s (really the 3s according to Fixtures Live) met at Reed's School for their first league match together against an experienced Cheam side...

Our match, in glorious autumn sunshine at Windsor, was something of a return to form for the Gondoliers: back to the sort of hockey that led to our winning streak in the first six months of the year. It also saw the return to the team for the first time this season of some familiar faces, to wit Basey, Windsor-Lewis and Asdell...

2015-09-1770-200A sunny day in central London was off to a good start as the lads took to the pitch. Three maroon number 15’s and three Sam’s could possibly have made life easy for the opposition: with "mark number 15" and "mark Sam" the oppo had half the team covered. But Guildford had other ideas and set out to make things difficult for the hosts...

The Gondoliers visited Oxted on Saturday for a game of two halves....

Saturday found the Gondos, via several traffic challenges and resisting the temptation of the Six nations finale, away at Amersham and Chalfont seeking their seventh consecutive win. The early signs were good, with the Gondoliers dominating possession and forcing a number of short corners. Goals came steadily with two from our charging left wing Ali and one from your correspondent after smart lay off from Regan. Half time saw the Gondos turn round 3-0 to the good...

Many Thanks to Brent for producing a timely and pithy account of the day, embellished with colourful cameos of noted Gondoliers...

Yes indeed, yet another victory - four in a row so far - a hard fought game against a reasonably strong Woking side (who beat us convincingly at the beginning of the season) and like the 1's and 2's (who are following in our footsteps) we are getting the benefit of our training regime....

Now that is a score line that none of us taking to the pitch anticipated. Some might say a strange result! Gondoliers passed the ball to each other; good simple hockey. A well balanced side with pace upfront, tenacity in defence and an excellent goal keeper.  An all-round team performance...

This has to be the best result of our season and the way we were knocking the ball about in the first fifteen minutes of the game was probably the best hockey we have played...

Prologue - a likely spectator's recollection of the game (ie close to reality): a game Guildford should have won by several goals against a much weaker Winchester; a multitude of missed opportunities by the forwards; an early HP injury; a squad of 14 resulting into too many unsettling substitutions; a sterling performance by our stand-in Goalie, the much slimmer medicated Dr Pain Jenkinson himself (many thanks for making the difference!).........

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