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Week 25 Match Summaries

Mens Ones

A bare 11 players for the Mens Ones lost 4-1 to East Grinstead Threes. Crowborough spent three quarters of the game in contention with Freddie Lee equalising early in the second half after East Grinstead took the lead mid way through the first. Crowborough continued to press, creating more chances than the hosts but were defeated by fatigue, conceding three goals in the last 10 minutes including a penalty corner after the final whistle. Crowborough have a final game against already promoted Horsham which they need to win to avoid the drop. Player of the match was Ben James.


Womens Ones

Womens Ones played Burgess Hill in a high quality and well matched game. With the team having lost some key players this week, they still managed to field a strong side who played amazingly. Both goals were from short corners. The first from Claire Bennet was well worked around the opposition then slapped it in nicely. The second goal was a straight strike from the top of the circle from Jess Jolly. However, soon after this, Burgess Hill equalised. A controversial penalty flick was awarded to the opposition which they did not convert. Despite the game ending 3-2 to Burgess Hill the ladies played amazingly well just like they have all season and represented the club proudly. Player of the match went to the awesome Claire Bennet as she played everywhere and scored a cracker of a goal! Thanks to all the supporters who came down to watch!


Mens Twos

Crowborough Mens Twos welcomed South Saxons Threes in a final day of the season showdown. With both teams guaranteed of promotion, this was a winner takes all match to determine the winners of the League. Borough started in the best possible fashion, carving open the Saxons defence for captain Hamish Marr to slot home inside the opening two minutes. The Crows doubled their lead when Marr turned provider with an aerial ball to Joe Joyce who lashed home. Borough added a third just before half time with a flowing move from back to front for Marr to apply the finish. Saxons fought back in the second half an that pressure told with about 15 minutes to go with a slightly fortuitous goal. They then reduced the deficit further with a really well worked goal to make the last 10 minutes a very nervous affair. Borough composed themselves though, to close out the game and claim the league title and complete the season undefeated. The end score was a 3-2 win to the Crows! Player of the match was Darren Pulman.


Womens Threes

Womens Threes had their sixth walkover of the season and so they played a high intensity and fun match against the future Crowborough Womens Fours. Amy hat trick. Goals came from Anoushka, Amber and Vicky. The Threes got stronger as game wore on. Lisa Marr made her return from injury and was super at wingback and right wing. The Fours were well disciplined and determined and in the first half kept it tight. Flo and Olivia linked up well and Tilly S was amazing in goal. Second half, having had back-to-back games, saw energy levels dip a little for everyone but still plenty of skill to be seen. Super whole hearted performances from both sides.


Boys Development Squad

Boys Development travelled to Crawley for a replay of the game that didn't happen due to a double booking of the pitch, taking the bare 11 and coach. Ethan took the role of captain and tried to get the boys on to the pitch, however from the off the team seemed a bit slow and asleep, passing was a little slow and tried to take on players. Half time score of 6-0 and one or two starting to flag, on came the coach and the structure returned meaning the Crows had attacking players, but despite the beat efforts they could not find the backboard. Outstanding performances from Henry, Ethan and Harvey, all awake and raring to go. The end score was a 9-0 loss and player of the match went to Henry Stubbings for a tremendous effort all over the pitch.


Girls Development Squad

The Girls Development dream team took on the challenge of Brighton and some very experienced and quick players! The ladies started off a little slow in the first quarter and despite some amazing keeper work they conceded 3 goals. The second quarter they came out like a different team, some incredible passing and use of the width of pitch and avoid conceding any further goals until the last quarter, they put on some amazing displays of passing and some great runs for the centres and forwards. Tilly in goal had an outstanding game and she really did bust a gut in a cracking performance, earning her player of the match! They ended up losing 5-0 but I don’t think the score does justice to the way they all played !

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