Week Sixteen Match Summaries
Men's ones won 1 - 3 away at Worthing to take them 5 points clear at the top. Will prime opened the scoring midway through the first half slipping the ball past Worthing's keeper. Hamish Marr then made it 0 - 2 before the break. Crow borough maintained control but Worthing secured a penalty corner early in the second half and converted from the top of the D to make it 1 - 2. Crowborough responded with Hamish finding himself in space in front of the goal. He calmly lifted the ball into the net, his second goal of the match and ensured 3 points. Player of the match went to Chris Cowen.
Men's twos went down 4 - 6 to an experienced Worthing side. The Crow's started well, when Joe Joyce found Charlie Phelan to score. Sam Chick doubled the lead soon after with a smart strike following another Joe Joyce assist. Worthing fought back into the game and pulled one back just before half-time making the score 2 - 1. The second half was the opposite of the first, with Worthing starting much better than the Crows scoring three goals in quick succession. Although Borough regrouped Worthing scored two more goals from short corners. Crowborough fought back and gave themselves hope when Joyce got his first goal. The Crows started piling on the pressure as they finally began to find their fluidity and pulled another one back when Chick returned the earlier favour by setting Joyce up for his second goal. Borough continued to push but were unable to overturn the deficit. Player of the match was Will Sermon.
Men Threes were at home to Crawley 4s with a 1:30 pushback. The work rate in the first half was hard and fast - great passing throughout the team, Nick Bosse scored an impressive goal. The second half continued at a fast pace with regular subbing, keeping the team on point. Harry Mercer scored a cracking goal whilst on the post, and the final score was a 2 - 0 victory. Player of the match was Ollie Hewitt for his skilful play and athleticism.
Ladies Ones went down 1 - 0 after about fifteen minutes, Borough had a strong first half but it didn't quite pay off till later. The second half started off well and a goal was scored by Kate B, assisted by Alice. Then a lovely bit of work by Annie Marr lead to a great goal by Alice. The opposition scored again. Crowborough then went straight back up and Alice scored a fabulous goal after having her stick hooked. The game finished with 3 - 2. The opposition was given a green and yellow card during the match.
L3s played at home to Middleton with a 10.30 am pushback. The match was fast paced with skilful play from Sophia Dennett, Megan Shaw, Hannah Walker in midfield, creating several opportunities for Amber Valentine and Caroline Webb to attack goal. At halftime the score was 0 - 0. Sam Williams stepped up for the L3s pep talk, and the squad returned to the pitch ready for battle. Within the first few minutes Hannah Walker opened the scoring for Borough, and Amber Valentine added to the score shortly after that. The rest of the match saw some great defence from Sarah Mercer, Claire North, Lisa Marr and some impressive saves from Jess Ikeson. The final score was 2 - 1 victory. Player of the match was a three way draw between Megan Shaw/ Amber Valentine / Hannah Walker as they were all so impressive.