Week 7 Match Summaries
Mens Ones played away against St Francis at 15:00pm. Captain Matt Ott described it as "one of the most competitive games we've had so far this season." The team took the lead twice with goals from Ollie Turner-Moore and Mike Lindley and played some fantastic attacking hockey. The opposition unfortunately scored a short in the final minutes to level but Crowborough still came away with a point. The game ended 2-2 with player of the match being awarded to Ben James.
Mens Twos played at home against Lewes at 10:30am. Despite the early start, the team reacted quickly and confidently to a very quick and skilled opposition. The game ended in a 2-1 win, scorers including Hamish Marr and Charlie Ralph. Player of the match was awarded to Joel Street.
Mens Threes played at home against South Saxons at 16:30pm. Umpire Hamish Marr described the game as "absolutely incredible" and congratulates all the players involved. The game ended in a 3-2 win to the Crows, goals coming from Freddie Lee and James Lee. Player of the match went to Freddie Lee after his goal and two amazing assists.
Ladies Ones played away against Burgess Hill at 10:15am. Captain Sam Williams said that "the whole squad was fantastic. Superb defence from Danni, Lucy and Kate. Solid midfield performance and some superb attacking runs from Annie. Linking play was great across the whole pitch." Goals came from Lottie Richardson and Katie Baxter and the game ended in a 2-0 win. Player of the match was awarded to Lottie Richardson.
Ladies Twos played away against Middleton at 10:45am. The opposition proved to be extremely quick and increasingly physical throughout the game. An injury early on in the game meant the team went down to only 11, each player working tirelessly to keep the game even. Despite this, they only got through our defence once, unfortunately scoring a winning goal. The game ended in a 1-0 loss although this did not reflect the teamwork and amazing hockey played by the ladies. Player of the match went to Amanda Catling.
Ladies Threes played at home against Middleton at 13:45pm. After a late start, the ladies went head-first into the game, almost scoring multiple times in the first 15 minutes. Unfortunately, two goals were let in in the first half, putting the team behind at halftime. Despite this, the team came back even stronger, each and every player working their absolute hardest to ensure the game was not lost. Amazingly, Rachel Valentine scored 2 incredible goals which meant the game ended in a 2-2 draw, the players absolutely delighted with the result. It was a real team effort, reflected by the player of the match being given to three people, Katie Shearn, Rachel Valentine and Lottie Ikeson. Well done to the entire team!
Boys Development played at home against Hailsham at 12:00pm. The boys knew it would be a difficult game but instead of just sitting back and accepting it, they battled hard for every chance they got and kept the opposition out of their defensive half as much as they could. This determined mindset caused the game to end in a 3-0 loss which was spectacular compared to countless other times they had played against Hailsham. Well done boys development!
Girls Development played away against Brighton at 16:30pm. Th girls held up well against a significantly older Brighton side, scoring a goal which was a huge achievement. Unfortunately, the game ended in a 6-1 loss but every player came off that pitch with a smile on their face and being proud of their team. Well done girls development!