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The Weekender – w12 – 1 Dec 2018

 

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W3  D1  L3

GF: 19    GA: 15

 

Attack or defend?

 

This was a more defensive weekend.  This isn’t overly surprising given the 4.1 GF average last week, but the important thing was that the GA average improved.

The battle between Attack and Defence is also in the balance this week, more on which later.

On more important matters Team of the Week was well contested.  L1 put on a battling performance and the points were, arguably, won by their defence in a tight game whilst M2’s was won by a thriving attacking line.  But Team of the Week this week is M3 for their convincing win away to a side three places higher and their subsequent leap up the table.

M2 battered Yateley 9-1 away with James and Tom both scoring hat-tricks.  They were disappointed to have conceded but it didn’t detract from the decisiveness of the result.  James was Man of the Match for his four goals.  They remain three points clear at the top of Div 6.

M3 visited Haslemere and came home with four goals, three points and a clean sheet.  Sahil was clearly voted Man of the Match for his performance between the posts.  Alex was the pick of the scorers with two.  They climb four places to sixth and will be eyeing another win to move into the top half having been bottom last week.

L1 hosted Basingstoke in a close game that finished 1-0 thanks to a goal from Frida and a clean sheet courtesy of Lauren Slack.  Amy Cradden was Player of the Match.  They remain in second place, still level with the leaders.

L4 hosted Romsey and finished with a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Charley and Imogen.  They move up a place to eighth.

L2 hosted leaders Basingstoke and were unlucky to finish 2-3 down.  Bernice and Ruth were on target but a late P-flick and some narrow misses saw them unable to pick up a point against the invincibles.  They slip a place to third.  Lisa Hobkirk was Player of the Match.

M4 hosted C&F and in spite of winning the first half with a goal from Man of the Match, Thomas Flower, couldn’t hold back the visitors and eventually lost 1-4.  They remain eighth but only on GD.

L3 travelled to Romsey but weren’t able to break down the leaders and were eventually defeated 0-5.  In testimony to the hosts attack, Emily Wall was Player of the Match in goal.  They remain sixth but are still only a point from fourth.

M1 fall three places to fourth following their lack of a game this week.  They have a game in hand over third place but will have to make up the points against the other two.


It’s 1s & 2s week this week with no 3s or 4s games until after Christmas.

M1 are back in action and will be keen to regain some of the ground lost to having a week without hockey.

All of the sides are playing lower opposition so one might dare to hope for a weekend with a zero in the ‘L’ column.

To put this into context, it hasn’t happened in a weekend with more than two games in over four years.

What do you mean?  The 1s and 2s positively thrive on pressure…

 

 

YOUNG HARTS

W2  D1  L1

GF: 9    GA: 8

Whilst they played one more game than last week, they scored five fewer goals.  Although they did maintain their positive (just) GD.  U12b1 defeated a superior team to overtake them on the day but U14g were Young Harts of the Week for their victory over the leaders that took them back into top spot.

U14g put on a sterling show away to Camberley & Farnborough.  Goals from Jess Small and Sienna Boyce together with a clean sheet for Tallulah Smith saw them win 2-0.  They move ahead of their hosts to take the lead in the Division.

U12b1 defeated Fareham 5-3 at home.  Arthur Gent-Eggett scored a hat-trick with Charlie Drummond adding another two in a physical game that even saw on of the opposition carded.  They move up two places to second, only a win behind the leaders.

U14b1 hosted a strong Bournemouth side and finished 1-4 down.  Arthur Gent Eggett was once again on the scoresheet.  They remain fifth.

U12g turned a 7s festival into an 11-a-side friendly against Yateley that saw them finish with a fair 1-1 draw.  Amelie Nuttall scored the goal.

It was Arthur’s week this week as he moves four goals clear with his haul of four.  Sienna moves up two places to join Poppy on seven.

The full junior goalscorers table can now be found on the ‘Season Report page.

Finally we are also adding another clean sheet to the Junior table, thanks to Tallulah.  The total is now at four.

 

 

CLUB GOALS

Last week we passed the total goals scored all season in 2011-12.   Now we are ahead of the number scored by week 16 in any of the previous seasons.

The GF average of 2.7 is just above the season’s average and takes us on to 210 goals, or just past half-way as I like to see it…

With M1 off games this week the others made ground on their lead in the GS table with M2 moving into second place with their nine goals taking them on to a total of 34, just ahead of L1 on 33.

The impact on GD is similar with M2 making ground on M1 as the 1s and 2s are all positive for the season.  M3’s four goals move them into the lead of the negative 3s & 4s.

And GD moves further into the black on 15, now only 16 behind 2014-15.

 

 

FAMILY BUSINESS

James’ four goals added to one for Sienna take the Boyces up two places into the lead with 20 as four of the top six families failed to score this week.

Further back, Imogen added one to move the Scutters ahead of the Craddens whilst the Islips move up a place with their ‘father and son’ pair for M2.

But Phil’s goal for M3 adds to Tom’s previous two to put the Hutsons on the table.

 

 

WINS

This is still ‘out there’ in terms of performance as the season’s line stands clear and proud ahead of everything else.

 

 

GOALKEEPING

And so in the first week of December we see as many clean sheets as the whole of November.  Which is lucky given the length of the month.

Lauren and Sahil share top honours so far, but with M3 not playing Lauren may need another clean sheet this week to stay top.

Such are the vagaries of keeper maths.

Lauren now moves two clear on the season table.  Sahil climbs three places to join the ‘CS gang’.

The season’s GK table can now be found on the ‘Season Report page.

 

 

HAT-TRICKS AND CLEAN SHEETS

For once there is plenty going on here.

Both the attack (M2) and the defence (L1 & M3) were in action this week.

James puts his name on the HT table as Tom becomes the first to score multiple Hat-Tricks this season.

These move M2 up three places to second in the table.

 

Lauren extends her, and L1’s, lead in the CS table with four, two ahead of any of the others.

Sahil adds a second to M3’s total moving them up two places.

Two each means the Defence retain their narrow lead over the Attack as the score is now 12-11.

 

 

SCOTT CUP

There is now an order in the Scott Cup as L1 continue their nine match unbeaten run to move on to an 82% win rate.

M2 break ahead of M1 who didn’t play whilst M3 move clear of L4 with their win.

 

 

GOLDEN STICK

James moves straight to the top of the table with his four, closely followed by team-mate Tom on three.

With only one week remaining and the 3s & 4s taking Christmas early it looks like James’s to lose, but then M1 are playing so anything can happen.

 

After celebrating Jack becoming the first to reach ten goals in week 11 there are now four in double figures as he is joined by Tom, Frida and Bernice.

Tom takes top spot thanks to his pair of hat-tricks.

With Jodie, Nathan, Richard and even a Fox close behind this battle looks like going to late in the season.

The full season’s table can be found on the ‘Season Report page.

 

 

AND FINALLY…

The weather was appalling but we soldiered on like the heroic souls that we are.

It took a little time for us to settle but gradually the passing and communication improved.

We had a lot of chances but just couldn’t find the net.

I can’t remember the order that the next bit took, so bear with me.

It could have been a lot worse were it not for the solid defence.

There wasn’t a Man of the Match because everyone gave 110%.

In the end we could have scored another three.

Thank you for visiting GenericReportWriter.com to fill in your match report so you don’t have to…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today 12/16 90%
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Mostly sunny early then becoming cloudy with periods of rain this afternoon. High 8C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 10C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Cloudy and windy with periods of rain in the afternoon. High 9C. Winds S at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 6mm. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.