Week 6 Match Summaries
Women's Twos travelled to Horsham to play a game under all sorts of weather conditions. The first half saw Crowborough have a promising start. Despite Horsham scoring first the women fired back straight afterwards, Josie Mitchell having a fantastic shot which was nudged over the line by Zoey Wood. The wingbacks did a spectacular job at pushing the ball forward and multiple attacking opportunities were created. Marking of the opposition was improving towards the end of the half and the amount of shots increased dramatically from the previous weeks. The team entered half time just behind, the score being 2-1. Unfortunately the second half was not as successful as the first, the opposition just finding different ways to get past the defence and keeper. Teamwork remained strong and Crowborough managed to get one back, Sadie Ware slotting in an incredible goal. That was not enough though as the game ended in a 4-2 defeat. Zoey received player of the match for her great runs down the wing and excellent crossing to create opportunities. Everyone played well but are working hard to gain a win next week.
Women’s 3s played against Brighton at home with a midday pushback. The pitch was wet and slow but the action was non-stop. Boro hit the ground running with some strong midfield play from Eve Taylor and Jen Brough creating some great opportunities for the front line. Brighton were strong and relentless, and Lottie Ikeson and Bethy Catling worked hard to repeatedly clear the ball. Halftime the score was 0:0.
The second half saw Boro step up the pace - in defence Lisa Marr and Sarah Mercer were joined by Meg Johnson, from Girls Development, and the defensive shield they created was impressive. At the other end, following some skilful passing, Amber Valentine opened the scoring with a fantastic goal. The onslaught from Brighton never eased off for a second but Boro managed to stay strong and the final score was a 1:0 victory. POTM went to Meg Johnson for a stellar first match in Women’s 3s.
Men’s 1’s lost 5-0 away to Mid Sussex on a wet day in Burgess Hill. The first half was competitive but Mid Sussex took the lead through some well worked play then doubled their lead before the half. Mid Sussex pressed their advantage early in the second half scoring twice more put the game beyond Crowborough. Crowborough continued to press for a consolation goal but Mid Sussex scored again on a counter attack. Crowborough hope for a better result at home to Eastbourne next week.
Men's 2s ran out comfortable 8-1 winners against Lewes 5s. Alex Seath opened the scoring before Hamish Marr scored twice. Darren Pulman then added a fourth before halftime. Marr completed his hat trick shortly after the restart before Lewes scored to make it 5-1. Marr scored another three goals to complete the rout. Will Sermon was player of the match for his tireless energy, trickery and skills.
A very wet day Crowborough Men's 3’s who hosted Crawley 4’s at Lingfield pitch with a 13:30 push back. There was some fantastic passing all around from Crowborough and the first goal was a cracker from Ollie Hewitt. Our 2nd goal came from a short corner off Ted Fulham, after a rebound from the goalie James Lee slotted home. There were many chances for both teams and Harry Mercer who deputised as GK today wins the POTM very closely behind was Ollie Hewitt both guy’s very young team players who are progressing well .
Crowborough boys development met early to face mid Sussex. On a pouring rainy day the Crowborough boys worked hard without any subs to pass and move and create opportunities to score.
The opposition opened the scoring and piled on the pressure, despite Crowborough passing and making better hockey happen the opposition used the physical size and strength to power through and racked up four goals in the first half.
The second half saw a tired but determined team take to the pitch and score in the first ten minutes through some great passing around the pitch.
Unfortunately Crowborough couldn't claw back the goals despite plenty of opportunities.
Player of match was Ethan Blake for his outstanding tackling.