Week Five Match Summaries
Men's ones struggled at home against the weather and Lewes 2s losing 6-2. The Crows never really got started in the first half with a number unforced errors across the pitch giving Lewes licence to attack in number. The visitors scored early in the half to take the lead and scored another four before the half to put the game beyond Crowborough. The second half saw a marked improvement with James Partridge converting from a penalty corner and first XI debutant Joe Joyce scoring from open play for some consolation. The match finished 6-2 and the crows have some work to do over the half term break to get their season back on track.
Crowborough Women's 1s welcomed Lewes 2s for only their second home game of the season. Crowborough started strong, with the first ten minutes being spent solely in the attacking half however Lewes soon found their feet, challenging the Crowborough defence with a steady stream of attack, leaving the score 1-0 to the visitors at half time. Rejuvenated after the break, they started the second half strong again, using the whole pitch and every available player to drive the ball forwards. Stretching the Lewes defence, they won a well-deserved penalty corner, which was nearly slot home by Grace Mercer, taking the score to 1-1. Unfortunately, Lewes were not to be held to a draw and though Crowborough worked tirelessly right until the final whistle, the match ended 3-1 to the visitors.
Women’s 3s played away to Crawley 2s with a 10.30am pushback. A rough start to the match saw Boro concede 4 goals in the first 15 minutes, but not to be deterred the team reset and with determination and energy stepped up. Jennie Turner worked hard sweeping in her second match with CHC, Jane French worked flat out in goal and Sophia Dennett was on fire midfield.
The second half saw some fantastic joined up play and several shots on goal from the frontline - Anoushka Wolfe was millimetres away from scoring at one point. The final score was a 5:0 but this does not reflect the level of match play produced by the team. POM was Eve Taylor as her athleticism, enthusiasm and skills were unmatched on pitch.