To begin the match summaries this week the club would like to say a huge thank you to Kate Baxter, Sam Williams, Lucy Smith, Hamish Marr and Liam Baxter. All of them played a huge part in organising and facilitating the quiz night tonight which was a huge success for the club. Congratulations to "the Young Ones" who won the quiz and thank you to everyone who donated to the raffle. We cannot wait for the next one!
Everyone who can, please schedule our club Curry Night on Saturday 20th of January!
Mens Ones lost 5-2 to East Grinstead Threes. Crowborough started well, controlling the first half and taking the lead but after being reduced to 10 in the second half East Grinstead pressed their advantage. Goals came from Dan Lang and Freddie Lee with player of the match being awarded to Tom James. Thank you to Josh and Keren who once again volunteered to umpire an extremely difficult game, shown through the full array of cards being awarded throughout the game.
Womens Ones delivered a great performance to draw 3-3 against Burgess Hill.
Scorers were Amanda Catling, Charlotte Richardson and Michelle Hulse whilst player of the mathc went to Rosie Rawlings. A quality team performance sporting a new forward in Michelle Hulse. Crowborough's defence battled well against a fast opposition forward line, Borough utilised the width of the pitch to attack swiftly down the wings and successfully converted two short corners in the first half. Burgess Hill continued to apply pressure, bring the game to 2-1 by half time. Mid way through the second half, Hulse converted a third short corner. Crowborough were unlucky to concede a penalty stroke and couldn't keep out the final shot from Burgess Hill bringing the score level in the final two minutes. Captain Sam Williams said that the team were "robbed" but that the opposion was lovely. Lucy Smith also did not want the match summary to go out without mentioning Sharon McGinley who was able to win a short corner against the opposition whilst playing centre back! A great game for all.
Mens Twos beat top of the league 4-3. The score line flattered the oppositon and the Twos looked comfortable the whole game. Alex Seath scored a lovely hat trick and Hamish Marr got the other one curtesy of a sublime Ollie Hewitt pass that was frankly ridiculous. Saxons were a lovely team and it was a really nice game. The player of the match was Ollie Hewitt and Alex Seath. Doughnut of the day was Harry Hook for managing to throw an airial onto the roof of their clubhouse. A really top performance by the lads, really proud of them in a depleted side!
Womens Threes played away to Middleton Threes at Littlehampton Academy with a 10am pushback. After a difficult week with availability the squad battled the weather, the distance, the roadworks and the Christmas traffic before astros even touched the pitch!
Womens Threes tried the new formation this week and despite it being a steep learning curve, and several injuries being sustained, they managed to keep Middleton at bay and at halftime it was 0-0. Emma Fordham, Lisa Marr and Megan Shaw worked hard in defence and Jess Ikeson made some stunning saves. However, tiredness and injuries took their toll despite sterling efforts in midfield, and Borough conceded a goal. The final score was 1-0, and the player of the match was Anoushka Wolfe for giving it 100% and being within a whisker of scoring - such a stunning shot on goal.
Girls Youth Academy
Girls Youth Academy lost 6-0 to Brighton. Both sides were young and fairly evenly matched on physical grounds. The match started late due to flooding with parents from both sides using goals as make shift water booms to try and move the puddles to the side of the pitch. The game started well with both sides attacking and defending well. The scoring started just before half time with a volley off a second shot rebound off the crows keeper. The half time score of 2-0, flattering the Brighton side. The second half saw some changes in the opposition side making them stronger up front and three consecutive strikes found home in the first 20 minutes. The Crows rallied but despite some near misses could not challenge the goalie enough to score. Player of the match was shared between Tabbi C and Tilly S.