L2-0 Havering 1
D2-2 Upminster 3
Revenge is a dish best served cold! After last week’s unfortunate wopping by the Wapping 6s, the 3’s returned the favour to their 7’s team at home today, with our first win of the season. And we did it in style! 5-0, goals from Saadia, Zoe, me, Christina, and Katie. POM me (probs for volunteering to write the match report) with special mentions to Roz, Zoe and Katie, but it was a brilliant team effort all round. Onwards!
L4s 0-4 Chelmsford
Had a couple of subs this week which was nice. Men’s 1st XI hosted Dereham without the less than dependable but goal-scoring Christopher Drewe. Never mind – up steps motm Ed Jackson with a brace of his own in his typical goal-poaching style.
We weren’t at our best which made the result even more impressive. Big shout out to Chris Day who kept us in the game during the first half. 2-0 Forest. Think I got PoP for getting one of their players sent off after getting assaulted by their right mid. Brutal bunch the 1s.
The Men’s 2s welcomed Crostyx yesterday.
We lost 3-1 in a closely fought encounter. We conceded two late goals as we chased a winning goal. We entered the match in high spirits and the left the pitch with our heads held even higher.
Several points to note: Dominant for much of the match, Forest’s power trio of Jack Jacey Joe Russo and Rob Martin caused Crostyxs defence throughout the game. Ian, along with Jack ‘Oh yeah’ Rumbold and Yogi, led a crisp, sturdy defence at the back.
Someone may have to remind who scored our goal, needless to say it was a good goal.
Pop: Paul Matthews for crimes against teas and bringing back the highlighter hoody
Mom: Jack Rumbold for sturdiness in defence, bringing stellar golf technique to hockey and inspiring great dabs. #westminsterdabbey
Special mention to Ferg for the best comedy fall all season. Onwards and upwards, the performances keep improving and we keep threatening more and more. Next week off to Colchester #foresthockey
D1-1 Old Southendian
L7-1 Colchester 3
It was both a pleasure and a privilege to Captain the Men’s 5’s today at Lee Valley. I’m so disappointed that the score didn’t reflect the superb effort put in by all for the whole 70 mins against Havering.
Our best game of the season by far with good quick passing, movement and support off the ball, strong communication and even some thoughtful variation on many short corners won. Today – we just couldn’t find the net.
We certainly dominated the game for large parts and were a little unlucky conceding both goals considering the first was when we believed the game had been stopped and the second an own goal.
Thanks to all 11 players and a special thanks to Archie and Irfan who both stepped up from the Otters and played very well. Matt – think you might have lost them for the season 🙂
Mick – thanks for umpiring which allowed us all to play.
The Otters at last got the win their play this season has deserved against a defensively-resilient Romford side. We had the better of the first half then took complete control in the second, and Mohad finally found a way past their inspired keeper. Romford then equalised despite not even shooting as a miscontrolled pass dribbled inexplicably into our goal, but to the youngsters’ great credit they redoubled their efforts and found a winner through Dhillon.