Men's Ones are Division Two champions!
M1’s travelled to Crawley looking to secure the league title. Both teams started strongly but it was Crowborough who broke the deadlock with a well taken short corner by Chris Cowen. Dan Lang gave the visitors some breathing room deflecting in a well-placed pass. Crawley took one back before the half time capitalising on a defensive error to make it 1-2 at the break. Crawley continued their assault earning a number of short corners and generating a number of opportunities. Mikey Orchard held his nerve and kept Crawley at bay making a number of 1st class saves but eventually, they equalised with a well taken short corner, to make it 2-2. Crowborough rallied going straight on the offensive. Lang grabbed his second goal firing high into the top corner from the edge of the D. James Partridge then put the match to bed finding himself in behind the defence, he coolly slipped the ball past the Crawley keeper to making it 2-4. The win secures a top place finish for Crows after guaranteeing themselves promotion back to division 1 the week before.
L1s travelled to Horsham with a large squad for their-second-to last game of the season. The game was a tough one, Horsham three places above the Crows within their league. Some amazing goals were scored, captain Sam Williams and Charlotte Richardson both contributing to the score line. Sam Williams managed to score on her reverse stick, diving to the ground as the ball found its way over the line. It was a real contender for goal of the season. Charlotte Richardson scored the final goal of the game, everyone on the pitch and on the side-line screaming for her teammates to pass to her before she was able to score from the left hand side of the D. The Crows consistently worked hard and it was an incredible game to spectate. The score line did not reflect how close the game was, the Crows losing 4-2.
Ladies Twos travelled to Lewes to battle for third place in their league this season. Once again playing with their new formation, the ladies were determined for a win. The game began on an extremely windy pitch, making the game even more difficult against an experienced opposition. To make the game even harder, Lewes scored from a short corner early on in the game. This did not phase the Crows and they gradually built up their attacks, forwards Sophie Holcombe, Sadie Ware, Jess Jolley, Eve Taylor and Jen Borough putting their all into this attacking play. The midfields ran like crazy, assisting the attacking play as well as running back to help the defence. Fiona Von-Hinton, Vicky Dennett, Josie Mitchell and Hannah never stopped the entire game. The wing-backs Rach Catling, Rosie Rawlings and Claire North ensured the centre backs had a ball out to the wings as well as frantically helping to defend. Centre backs Tilly Rider-Richardson, Meg Bissett and Lara Swan were amazing all game, displaying some amazing clearances and being great motivators for the entire team. Keren Loder was also a great influence from the back, shouting some vital instructions and making some critical saves. Unfortunately, Lewes scored another two goals in the space of five minutes in the second half, Crowborough feeling quite defeated. But Jess Jolley managed to collect the ball and run up the wing with intense speed, making it to the top of the D before slotting one in for the Twos. Towards the end of the match effectively all the forwards and the midfielders had had a shot on goal, centre back Meg Bissett even sprinting up the pitch with the ball one handed on her reverse stick and attempting to shoot. However, this did not affect the score as the game ended in a 3-1 loss. It was a great game to end the season on and all players were extremely friendly towards one another. Players of the match went to Josie Mitchell, Jess Jolley and Rosie Rawlings, demonstrating what a team effort the game was. The team look forward to dinner dance and next season.
L3s were at home to Crawley 2s with a 10.30am pushback. The last match of the season was a full on physical match with Crawley repeatedly pounding Borough’s defence. Strong play from Cath Rawlings, Sarah Mercer, Bethy Catling, Jess Ikeson and Lisa Marr kept Crawley’s score down. Meghan Shaw’s athleticism and skill in midfield let to opportunities being created up front for Amber Valentine and Lucy Gibson but sadly these did not convert into goals. All players worked so hard but it was not our day and the final score was a 0-4 defeat. Player of the match went to Meghan Shaw as she was awesome.