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Week 13 Match Summaries

Mens Twos

A rearranged fixture following the initial game being cancelled due to a frozen pitch, Men's Twos played at home against Hailsham. Crowborough started strongly and went 1-0 up off a well worked penalty corner with the assist to Phil, conversion by Darren. Crowborough continued pressing and playing a lovely passing game, finding gaps and deserved to go 2-0 with a goal from Hamish, assist by Charlie. Crowborough continued their dominance following half time and went 3-0 with a second goal from Darren and extended their lead to 4-0 with a strong finish from Joe. Towards the end of the half Hailsham were awarded a penalty corner and converted well with a drag flick finish. The game finished 4-1 and player of the match went to Ollie Hewitt. Well done to the team for a great performance.

Womens Twos

The Women played away against Southwick in a rearranged match to begin 2024. The first half saw the Twos demonstrate some excellent hockey, the defence and goalkeeper barely having to stop anything from the opposition. Wingbacks Meg Johnson, Alison Youlton, Tilly Ryder-Richardson and Sophia Dennett did an excellent job at creating attacking opportunities. Midfielders Claire North, Vicky Dennett and Jess Jolley did not stop running the entire match. And forwards Sadie Ware, Josie Mitchell and Jen Brough were a great attacking unit with Josie Mitchell slotting in a skilful shot around 20 minutes into the match. The game entered half time at 1-0 but unfortunately 30 seconds after the start of the second half the opposition scored. Not long after they scored a second as the Crows decided to try and push up to get another goal. The rest of the game consisted of close goal scoring opportunities for the Crows, the ball whistling past the post too many times to count. Defenders Rach Catling and Meg Bissett worked together as a defensive team to keep goals out and goalkeeper Keren Loder directed the team well from the back as usual, making some professional saves whilst doing so. In the end, the game ended in a 2-1 loss, player of the match going to the team for everyone's excellent effort.

Mens Threes

The first match back for the Crowborough Threes after the Christmas break was a tricky friendly at Marden. The mince pie induced sluggishness was in early evidence, as loose play and poor defending from Crowborough gifted Marden an early goal. Crowborough’s defending let them down again and Marden finished a good passing move to make it two shortly after. Marden were unlucky not to make it three in ten minutes when a shot from a short corner went agonisingly close. Crowborough rallied for the rest of the half, and were unlucky at the start of the second half to go 3-0 down after making a strong start. Better play from Crowborough saw a number of chances, but none were taken. Marden scored a fourth goal against the run of play, but Crowborough fought back with a series of short corners, but did not manage to convert. The last quarter saw Crowborough playing well, and James Lee finally managed to score off the back of a good team move. The final 4-1 score line did not do justice to the Crowborough efforts, but the match was played in good spirits, and the teas were excellent!

Girls Youth Academy

The girls travelled to Eastbourne and won a spectacular 8-2! Goals came from Matilda (4), Tabi (2) and Bethany (2). A great way to start 2024!

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