Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Men's Match Reports

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It was a game of two halves...or was it?

On an early Saturday morning the Shadows turned up on time, (except Miles in his red shorts) knowing that we needed a win against relegation contenders NPL Badgers. With two new players, Simon Valner and Charlie, we set about our task.

During the warm up it quickly became apparent that a freshly ploughed field was smoother than our playing surface. The ball would need to be played with a vertical stick to stand any chance of stopping it. We also struggled to locate the correct set of lines as a heavy layer of sand and football pitch markings gave the playing surface the appearance of a Piet Mondrian painting. After getting our bearings the match started...

Back to back to back wins for the Gondoliers!! See how they did it this time...

Read about the Gondoliers' wish for their New Year's resolution...oh, and the action from the match as well. Was the game as entertaining as the reporting?

Gondolieri v. Cavalieri. An interesting prospect in the month of Christmas, so 'Hey ho, hey ho, it's off to Havant we go, with a ho ho here and a hey hey there, here a hey there a ho, everywhere a hey ho …………….. '

Although we’re not winning many matches this season, we’re winning the odd one here or there.  In that context, perhaps it’s more important to note...

This started off as a friendly encounter with the oppo's captain James requesting a combined photo (claiming he was due to retire from hockey) and asking us to allow him to score a goal. Ten minutes later we were two up and over them like a rash...

DO NOT let the 13-3 score fool you.  Of course, it wasn’t fair from the outset, in that they had at least 2 forwards who have in previous lives had been England strikers, or something like that.  But this was not entirely one-way traffic, instead it was a highly entertaining, eventful, and educational encounter.  Even whilst staring such a bleak result in the face we can find some positives.  You just need to look a little harder than normal.

With only ten men we went to take on Reading feeling buoyed by last week's rare win. Reading kindly lent us a Keith to boost our numbers...

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