Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Men's Match Reports

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20161030-Mens4sTeamThe match started scrappily for Guildford with Reigate applying pressure early in the first half. However, after 5 minutes of sustained pressure, Guildford turned the tables on their opponents and scored the first goal of the game, ending with Adam's first goal.

Following Stephen 'two-names-when-one-would-do's match report last week I have decided to revert to plain modern English rather than accept the challenge of writing in Latin, old Norse, or the language of the hood - rap.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy Gondos did gyre and gimble on the astro.

All mimsy were the oppo, and our game outgrabe...

Yes, it was a victory despite the lack of an umpire and goalie. Geoff scored one of the goals and Nigel did not, and whilst every victory should be cherished, it was against the background of Havant's recent double digit losses against Oxford and Oxted. It was an old fashioned hard astro, rarely used these days, on top of the cliffs above Portsmouth.

The weather treated us kindly on this Saturday mid day push back for which all 12/13 Shadows players turned up on time. With a very thorough warm up on an ice rink disguised as a tennis court we were ready for the duel to commence on yet another sandy surface with small areas of astro-turf showing through.

Shadows20161008-7I'll start by saying that there was a draw for DoD between Copeland and myself. He thought I should write the report as he scored, however, I have scored double the goals he has this season!  Anyway on to the report itself...

On the 1st of October the Mens Shadows played the Royal Holloways 1st XI. With the weather against us (heavy rain), the game kicked off to a flyer with the Shadows dominating possession and creating chances all over the place but failing to find the back of the goal...

After the warm up game against the 4th Eleven last week it was time for the first League game. Were we ready, those that had been going to “Training” felt they were. The weather was unsettled sunshine and showers. Tom, have we got a goalkeeper, was the cry from a number of the team, yes said Tom, he had secured the services of the Pilgrims keeper, a general sigh of relief from those concerned...

20160416ShadowsTeam-200After a strong finish to the season Tom Lyne coordinated a team end of season dinner with around 25 people attending. After a hearty feed and copious amounts of beer it was time to hear from the Captain himself...

20160416PilgrimsWessexInvitational-200The fourth Mercian Wessex Masters Finals Day event started in drizzly conditions, but once the hockey started the skies brightened and some exceptional hockey was seen throughout the day...

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