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Week 9 Match Summaries

Mens Ones

Mens ones played against Brighton at 13:30pm at home. The game started abruptly with Brighton scoring within the first minute. The men immediately knew it would be a difficult game and stepped up to the plate. There was some excellent positional play and some great through balls which eventually lead to goals. The shots coming from the forwards were so passionate and powerful that they even ended up injuring the opposition's goalie! The passing around the back was a great model for how the rest of the club should play, calm and decisive. The passion ramped up once more when the ones were level with Brighton, the game 2-2 with all to play for. There were a few green cards given out on both sides but that did not stop the men from scoring their winning goal just a few moments before the final whistle. Goals came from Jake Simmons and Joe Joyce, all good enough to be seen in Premier League hockey. The game ended in a 3-2 win. Thank you to Amanda and Keren who volunteered to umpire which allowed the game to go ahead.

Womens Ones

The women ones faced Hailsham twos today. Hailsham started hungry and managed to win themselves a short corner in the first two minutes in which they managed to bag a goal. Crowborough fought back with some lovely transfers around the back line from Michelle, Danni and Kate creating some great opportunities that were picked up by wing backs Rosie, Tilly and Becky who drove the ball down the line and delivered beautiful passes to the foreword line. Hailsham continued to put Crowborough under pressure and managed to score a second goal, leaving the score 2-0 to Hailsham at half time. Goalkeeper Sandra made it tricky for Hailsham, saving an abundance of shots. Sharon, Lottie and Amanda in midfield made some stunning tackles, winning the ball and turning them into opportunities for the Crowborough side to look threatening on the attack with Sam, Zoe, Tiger and Grace all working their hardest to put the ball in the back of the net. But all seemed against the Crows today and even with a great sense of resilience from all of the team, Hailsham managed to bag another goal and the game finished 3-0 to Hailsham. Player of the match went to wing back Tilly Rider-Richardson.

Mens Twos

Mens Twos won 4-2 today, adding yet more points to the board. Special thanks to James Lee who scored two excellent goals on this debut for the team and Charlie Phelan who scored a worldie and got an assist. A great game from all.

Womens Twos

Womens Twos won 2-0 against Brighton at Beacon. The side were on the front foot from the start with some excellent play from Hannah Walker putting pressure on the opposition defence from the start. The first goal came when a ball was fired in by Isobel Townsend that Sadie Ware connected with and the defender deflected in. Sadie came close seconds later with her shot just whistling wide, as did Nicole with a belter. It didn’t all go Crowboroughs way with super goalie Keren Loder making three stunning saves. The three Megs, Claire North and Sophia Dennett were also working hard to keep the clean sheet and launch attacks. The second half saw the Crows apply more pressure with Vicky Dennett, Jenny Brough and Hannah Walker all having shots before Josie Mitchell made the points secure with a second goal. Hazel Ediss continued to keep the side ticking and Rach Catling moved ably to the pivot role after an injury shook up the formation. It was an important three points for the team, the game ending in a 2-0 win. It was a great team effort.

Mens Threes

Mens Threes had a weakened side today but held on extremely well only to be scored against twice by South Saxons. Evidence that it was a good match came from the opposition themselves, telling Crowborough that they were "the hardest team they had played against this year and that they look forward to the return match". The team were well constructed and organised throughout and gave it their absolute all. The end score was a 2-0 loss but the men will be back with a stronger team next week!

Womens Threes

The women battled incredibly hard away in Brighton today, unfortunately losing 1-0 against a strong opposition. Everyone can say that they played their best and that they are proud of how well they worked as a team. The gameplay was excellent in the first half with goalkeeper Jess Ikeson making a stunning save before half time. Player of the match went to young player Daisy Howes.

Boys Youth Academy

The boys development held a training session to work on penalty corners as a league withdrawal meant there was no match. The youngsters had the 09:00am slot. A frozen pitch made game play look unlikely but the efforts of Julie, Steve and Michelle saved the day!

Girls Youth Academy

Girls development lost 5-0 at Lingfield but refused to give up as they still fought for every ball. Thanks to Meg and Justin for umpiring.

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