Week 18 Match Summaries
Mens Ones played away against Lewes at midday. It was a difficult game to play and watch but the men continued to battle furiously throughout. The game ended in a 4-1 loss.
Mens Twos played at home against Mid Sussex at 13:30pm. The game started off well with Captain Hamish Marr scoring from a short corner. Later on, Sam Chick scored a cracking goal after playing perfect hockey. The opposition scored two in about thirty seconds and the Crows ended up drawing. It was described as a really nice game by both teams. The game ended in a 2-2 draw with player of the match going to Sam Chick.
Ladies Ones played away against Middleton at 12:15pm. Middleton scored two goals in the first half, with Crowborough holding most of the possession and being extremely unlucky to concede. The second half saw Crowborough continue to dominate. Strong performances in midfield meant the pressure continued, with the Crowborough front line making spectacular runs. Sam Williams and Nikki Churchward both scored from short corners to level the score. Crowborough defence broke down any Middleton attacks to keep the score equal until the final whistle. The game ended in a 2-2 draw with player of the match going to the amazing Kirsten Harris.
Ladies Twos played away against Lewes at midday. The match began with a quick goal from the opposition, instantly hitting the Crows and foreboding what was to be a challenging game. Crowborough's first goal came a few minutes later when Rach Catling put a ball through to Rosie Rawlings who expertly knocked it in the small space between the post and the goalie. It was an end-to-end game with some lovely balls being distributed from the defence and what seemed like never-ending running from the midfield. The forwards were excellent on the break and the communication between the players was excellent. The team entered the second half in a 1-1 draw but that was quickly changed with a goal from the opposition. Once again, Naomi Tear came to the rescue with a spectacular solo goal, equalising. Unfortunately, the team were beginning to get tired having run full-out all game, allowing the opposition to score in the last few minutes. With a little more time, the game could have been a draw but it ended in a 3-2 loss. This game was honestly one of the best games Ladies twos have played and the improvements made over this season were prominent. Player of the match went to goal scorer, Rosie Rawlings.
Ladies Threes played at home against Southdowns at 10:30am. The opposition hit the ground running and swiftly scored but Lucy Gibson opened the scoring for Borough with a fantastic breakaway goal. The game was pressurised with some great midfield play from Katie Shearn and Grace Mercer who had her first adult game. A fraught short corner led to a second goal for Crowborough by Rachel Valentine, which Southdowns matched just before half time. The second half was a clash of the titans with great defensive play by Cath Rawlings, Jane French and Lara Swan seeing off repeated attacks on goal. The final cliff hanger was a short corner on the final whistle but Crowborough prevailed. The game ended in a 2-2 draw with player of the match going to Lucy Gibson, Cath Rawlings and Jane French.
Boys Development played at home against St Francis at 15:00pm. The boys played this game without an adult and displayed some great passing hockey. They moved the ball well and defended equally well. A great end to the season for the boys and some awesome motivation for next season. The game ended in a 5-2 win with scorers being Jude Fuller (1), Eddie Dennett (1) and Jacob Alker (3). Well done to Eddie Dennett for playing his first Boys Development game and slotting in perfectly