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Week 20 Match Summaries

Mens Ones

Mens Ones played at home against Mid Sussex at 13:30pm. The end score was a 3-1 defeat.

Womens Ones

Womens Ones had a tough day hosting a promotion chasing Mid Sussex team. Despite a bright start, Crowborough conceded early as they adjusted to the holding tactics Mid Sussex played. An equaliser came in the first half through Amanda Catling's reverse tap. Crowborough showed nerve and determination throughout the game but the finished with a 1-5 loss. Player of the match was between Amanda Catling and Rosie Rawlings.

Mens Twos

Mens Twos played away against Lewes and won 5-1. It was described as a very physical game against a lovely bunch of fellas. Goals came from Joe Joyce (1), Alex Seath (1), Will Sermon (1) and Hamish Marr (2). Some good work and some class goals. Player of the match was split between Rufus Jones and Olly Sanday.

Womens Twos

Womens Twos played the early game at home against Horsham. The team expected a difficult game as last time they played this opposition they lost 5-2. However, everyone instantly stepped up to the plate and impressed yet again. Goalkeeper Keren Loder was efficient at saving each shot against her. Centre back Meg Bissett played some excellent balls out from the back. Rach Catling saved the ball on the line from a short corner. Wingback Meg Johnson was great at pushing the ball forward. Claire North linked up well with the midfield and forwards to keep the ball high. Tilly Ryder-Richardson was great at crossing the ball and creating attacking opportunity. Centre defensive mid Jennie Turner was efficient at marking her player at all times. Captain Vicky Dennett sustained an injury but continued to play despite this and was her usual incredible self. Charlotte Richardson was naturally speedy and talented and assisted the win by scoring two goals from great short corners. Hannah Walker ran the length of the pitch multiple times, beating numerous opposition players and taking some great shots. Sophie Holcombe was an effective forward with some spectacular shots on goal. Meg Shaw was always where she needed to be. Zoe Wood constantly made beautiful runs and beat players much larger than her. Fiona Von-Hinten scored a hatrick and was very skilled at intimidating the defenders on 16s. It was an inspiring team effort and bought about the team's fourth win in a row. The end score was a 5-0 win and player of the match went to Hannah Walker. Thank you to everyone who came to support.

Mens Threes

Mens Threes headed over to Crawley with a 13:30pm pushback. It was a tight team performance and some great play was seen. Crawley just got some cracking runs through the team. A great consolation goal by James Lee which was taken just after the first half which gave Crowborough the boost and hope to fight until the end. It ended in a 5-1 loss.

Womens Threes

Womens Threes played away to Brighton Rogues with a 10:45am pushback. Borough set the pace, and there was some skilful midfield play from Anoushka Wolfe, Amy Currie and Jo Alker from the start. Wingbacks Sophia Dennett, Alison Youlton and Sarah Mercer were focused - using skill and speed to repeatedly move the ball out of danger. There were several excellent runs on goal from forwards Amber Valentine and Claire Kentish Barnes, and just before halftime Eve Taylor opened the scoring for Borough. In the second half Brighton fought back hard and Lottie Ikeson, Bethy Catling, Caroline Webb and Jane French worked hard, with Jess Ikeson making some impressive saves. Brighton finally broke through to score but Borough were not deterred. Rachel Valentine managed to get an attacking short awarded, and in Borough’s only attacking short of the match Amber Valentine scored an awesome goal. The final score was a 1-2 victory and player of the match was Eve Taylor.

Boys Development Squad

Boys Development played against Worthing on Saturday which last time they played them ended in a loss by six goals. This time the pattern was reversed. All players started passing-and-moving hockey, the quality of which was noted by the opposition coach and supporters. The build-up play was excellent but the team just couldn't find the goal. Maintaining pressure on the opposition in the second half, a small tactical change saw more attacks lead to Woody Boulton crossing the ball inside the D to find Will Rendell to slot it home. There was another tap-in later by Harvey which leveled the Crows but the win remained elusive. Goalkeeper Albie Stubbings made an impressive nine saves and a special mention goes to Woody Boulton and Ethan Blake for his superb defensive work. The final score was 2-2 and player of the match went to Captain Jamie Sermon for his stoic play.

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