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Week Eighteen Match Summaries

Men's Ones

A 3-0 win puts them just a point away from promotion. Goals came from Dan Lang and Will Prime.


Men's Twos:

Men's 2s welcomed table-topping Crawley to Beacon. Despite being ravaged by absences and injuries Borough made a lot of early running, with debutants Sam Alker and Ollie Sanday impressing in particular. The game became an end to end, but neither team was able to break the deadlock, leaving the score 0-0 at half time. Borough took the lead early in the second half thanks to a sweetly struck short corner by Sam Chick that deflected off a defender's stick leaving the keeper helpless. The Crows doubled their lead within a few minutes later, when Alker drove down the left wing, cut inside and unleashed a powerful shot, which rebounded off the post, but Charlie Phelan was on hand to finish with aplomb. Crawley fought back, but they could not find a way around the brick wall that was Harry Hook, who put in a player of the match performance at centre back. The game finished 2-0.


Men's Threes:

Men's 3s hosted Brighton 8's with a midday pushback. Brighton were quick off the mark and Crows had to defend many short corners. Crowborough worked hard and there were many chances but ultimately we were unable to convert these into goals. The score at half time was 0-3 but Borough continued to keep on battling on but Brighton's defenders were too sharp. Boro's GK Nick Sparks played with skill and enthusiasm to defend the goal but the final score was 0-4 defeat. Player of the match was Torin Bosse for his hard work and impressive passing.

Ladies Ones

Despite a superb performance they fell to a 4-3 defeat to Worthing.


Ladies Twos:

L2s travelled to Hailsham on Saturday morning to play an intense game of hockey. Sporting a new formation, the Crows were quick to attack the opposition's D. The forwards were effective but unable to score a goal in the first half. GK Keren Loder had little to do as the game entered half time at 0-0. Crowborough was quick to strike after the game resumed, Fiona Von-Hinton opening the scoring line. The second of Crowborough's goals was scored by Sophie Holcombe after getting a rebound of the Keeper's kick, The final Crowborough goal was scored by Amanda Catling , Rach Catling injected the ball in the short corner which Amanda Catling was able to fire into the left hand corner of the goal at incredible speed. The team worked beautifully as a whole, the new formation ensuring as much attacking potential was available. A massive credit to Hannah Walker who made her debut for the 2s and demonstrated some expert speed and skill, impressing everyone on the pitch. Hailsham got a goal back from a short corner but it made no difference in the points. It was a really friendly game with both sides coming away content. The final score was 3-1 with player of the match going to Amanda Catling for her hard work in the midline as well as her impressive goal.


Ladies Threes:

L3s were at home with Worthing 2s with a 13.30pm pushback. It was an action packed match with excellent play up front from Amber Valentine and Eve Taylor. Lottie Ikeson slogged away as sweeper supporting defence and midfield with athleticism and skill. Unfortunately the score was a 0-3 defeat but Boro did fight hard and fair. Player of the match went to Anoushka Wolfe who has settled into the team well from GYA and played really well in midfield.




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