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They started against a strong Norwich City side, who were the eventual winners, only losing 2-0 thanks to some good defending. Next against Dereham they suffered a 1-0 defeat although by this time they were starting to understand their positions and work well together. The last two games were 0-0 draws against Pelicans B and Pelicans C. They are all now looking forward to the next Tournaments at Norwich and Watton.
Team:- Freddie Dixon, Seth Read, Molly Warnes, Hattie Allen-Smith, Alfie Burton(Captain) Archie Conway, Hannah Dobson, Leah Horlock, Todd Chapman.
U10 Boys – East Mini Champions!
We had two excellent days at the club last weekend hosting the Yazoo East Regional Mini Championships played in glorious sunshine and the 'icing on the cake' came with the Magpies' U10 Boys winning their Sunday event in fine style.
After a slow start in their first game against Old Loughtonians, which resulted in a 1-0 win, they were soon into their stride against Ipswich with a 3-1 win and thereafter there was little doubt they would go on to win their six–team round robin event which they did with convincing wins over Spalding (4-0), Cambridge City (8-0) and Broxbourne (7-0). This was a fine squad performance under coach Stuart Peters. Congratulations to all involved.
On the Saturday the U12 Boys were unfortunate to play the eventual champions Bury in their first match going down 3-1. A subsequent 1-1 draw against Blue Hornets and a good 4-1 win over Louth were not sufficient to see them into the semi-finals. The next day the U12 Girls were in a tough group going down to the eventual winners (Old Loughtonians) after a keenly fought game and to runners-up (Canterbury) while beating Grasshoppers (from Suffolk) 5-0 before playing well to beat Hertford (2-0) and Ipswich (3-0), the other third placed teams from their respective groups.
The players in all our three teams will have gained invaluable experience standing them in good stead for the future. Three members were, unfortunately, absent due to the Icelandic volcanic ash problem.
While the running of the championships was the responsibility of East Hockey I take this opportunity to thank the considerable number of HMHC members who did so much to help to make the two days such a success by their hard work with the catering, car parking, preparation of the grass pitches for the fun Quicksticks event and the essential tidying of the grounds (by the grass strimming etc.)
For full reports of all the above events please go to the Home Page of the website and click on Reports-Blog on the top left.
On the Saturday with Norwich City FC playing their vital game at Charlton one could understand why our clubhouse manager (and keen City supporter) was keeping more than one eye on the reports of the game being made on Sky Sports News and especially so after his disappointing visit to Leyton Orient a few days earlier! But it all came right at the end of a seemingly 60 minute second half for Robert and NCFC. Congratulations to NCFC and, equally, to Norwich City HC for winning the U10 Girls event!
Congratulations also to -
§ The very young U11 Girls side which finished third last Sunday at Dereham and to the U13 Girls who won the Alex Hill Memorial Trophy at Dereham for the second year running by beating Pelicans 1-0 in the final. Please also see website for reports.
§ Ben Gowing and Ben Wright for appearing in the Framlingham College entry in the 2010 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Part of the entry reads 'They were captained ably by Ben Gowing, and the player of the season was Ben Wright'. (Ben W scored 800 runs at an average of 80!)
In my last weekly Musings of the season I advise/remind you of the following events for your diary please –
Saturday 24 April – U9s (Pelicans)
Saturday and Monday 1 & 3 May – Magpies Tournament
Saturday 8 May – U9s/U13 Boys & Girls (Norwich)
Saturday 8 May – End of Season Bash
Sunday 9 May – U9s (Watton) and U11 Boys & Girls (Norwich)
Sunday 27 June – Strawberry Luncheon
Sunday 11 July – World Cup Family Lunch
Thursday 29 July – Golf Day (Bungay GC)
I thank everyone who has given me help and encouraging feed-back with the Musings over the season and I hope to be back before the start of the next. In the meantime I hope you are able to have an enjoyable summer.
With kind regards and best wishes
Mike Denham 01603 506925 MDenham975@aol.com 21/4/10
Weybread Festival 2010
1st - 3rd May
Exhibition of flower arranging in the church
Dancing around the Maypole by the Morris Men
Art on display at Hall Farm
Festival games for the children
Ice cream, light lunches etc.
Hinge skittles at the Paddocks
Music in the marquee
Vintage and modern tractors
Vintage fire engines and gypsy caravan
And MUCH MORE!
Further information from Graham Gibbs, 852415
East of England Regional Hockey Finals
Magpies had a frustrating day at the regional finals on Saturday. They opened their account losing 3-1 to eventual winners Bury. Having soaked up early pressure, Magpies scored against the run of play when Matt Bensly latched onto a through ball and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. Magpies then started to settle down and should have extended their lead from a well worked short-corner. However, a defensive lapse allowed Bury to equalise just before half-time. The second half was also tight but, again, Magpies gifted Bury two goals and, despite late pressure could not find the back of the net again.
The second game was against Blue Hornets and Magpies knew a win was needed to keep them in with a chance for qualifying for the semi-finals. Magpies started well and went ahead after a great run and shot from Jolyon Summers. Magpies then dominated play but paid the price for failing to score from the many chances they created by conceding a soft goal just before half-time. Magpies started the second half in determined mood and were rewarded when Will Hall scored from a well struck short-corner. However, despite outplaying their opposition with seconds of the game remaining another defensive lapse saw Hornets equalise.
Magpies entered the final game knowing they needed to win convincingly against Louth to keep alive their semi-final place. Magpies finally started to play the hockey they are capable of and ran out very comfortable 4-1 winners. The quickly went 2-0 up with gaols from Matt Bensly & Tristan Hipper. Louth did pull one goal back jut before half-time but Matt & Tristan scored another goal each in the second half to complete the win.
Unfortunately, Magpies missed out on the semi-final place to Hornets by one-point. Magpies then played two more games to finish the competition in style. A scrappy 1-0 win against Luton, courtesy of another Will Hall goal and a comprehensive 5-0 win against Colchester. Goalscorers were Sol Barker, Jolyon, Tristan & Matt.
Despite the disappointment of not making the semi-final this was a good experience and most of the squad will be eligible at this age group next year.
Squad – Jordan Wiseman (GK), George Donsworth, Will Hall, Alex Lawrence, Jolyon Summers, Sol Barker, Tristan Hipper, Matt Bensly. Absent – Jack Hobbs & Jonty Hershel-Shorland.
Sunday U10 Boys Regional Final
Magpies started the 6-team round robin tournament slowly. Despite lots of possession, Magpies often tried to hit the ball too hard, all around the pitch, in the first half of their opening game against Old Loughtonians. Nerves quickly settled when Archie Winter scored early in the second half after a very good run and pin-point shot. However, Magpies couldn’t add further goals even though they played virtually the second period camped in the opposition half.
Second game up was against a skilful looking Ipswich team. The early exchanges looked like it was going to be a tight game but in a 3-minute spell Magpies took complete control of the game. Archie opened the scoring, Kieran Peters then thundered home a short corner before another great run from Archie left Will Simpson with a simple tap-in to make it 3-0. Magpies took their foot of the gas at the start of the second half and allowed Ipswich to score. However, the defensive unit of Oliver Scovell (goalkeeper), Will Donsworth and Sam McCluskey repelled all other attacks and with great running from Alex Kilbourn in midfield Magpies completed a 3-1 win.
In the next match Magpies faced Spalding who had narrowly lost their opening two games. It wasn’t long before Magpies took the lead from a cheeky reverse stick flick from Kieran and they were 2-0 by half-time when Archie scored again. Magpies dominated the second half and wrapped up a 4-0 win with further goals from Will Simpson and a fantastic short-corner by Will Donsworth.
Next up were Cambridge City, who had also won their first three games. A stunning opening spell saw Magpies score three times with goals for Archie, Kieran and Will Simpson. The game then became even for the rest of the first half with Oliver called on to make a couple of good clearances and good contributions from Cameron Woodcock and David Cadman. The second half saw Magpies play probably their best hockey of the tournament scoring 5 times. Great passing between Archie & Kieran saw both players complete hat-tricks and Will Simpson grab his second of the match. Final score 8-0 to Magpies.
The final game was against Broxbourne and Magpies started eagerly to try and maintain their 100% record. However, they were guilty of taking too many touches and good tackling from Broxbourne kept them at bay. Eventually, Magpies started to play more fluently and scored two goals, both from Archie to lead 2-0 at half-time. Now full of confidence it wasn’t long into the second half before it was 3-0 as Archie completed his hat-trick and then 4 more goals followed from Archie, Will Simpson, Cameron & Kieran. Final result 7-0 to Magpies, making Magpies East Region champions.
This was a fantastic team performance, especially given half the team have only been playing tournament hockey since March! A big mention should be made of our goalkeeper Oliver who stepped in at the last minute and Cameron Woodcock playing in his first tournament for Magpies.
Squad – Oliver Scovell (GK), Kieran Peters, Archie Winters, Will Simpson, Will Donsworth, Sam McCluskey, Alex Kilbourn, Cameron Woodcock, David Cadman. Absent – Josh Butler (GK).
Harleston Magpies Under 12 Girls were fortunate to be in the Club East Finals having finished third in the Norfolk County Finals, although not finishing far behind Dereham and Norwich City. Two teams went through from each county in the East but as a Magpies team had won the East Finals last season Norfolk were allowed a third entry.
That is where Magpies luck ended as the teams were split into three sections and they were drawn against Essex No 1s (Old Loughtonians) Kent no1s (Canterbury) and Grasshoppers from Suffolk.
In the first game against Old Loughtonians Magpies went down 2-0 to a good side but they battled hard but found it difficult to create chances
In their next game against Grasshoppers Magpies won 5-0 with captain Kara Kilbourn scoring four goals and Eliza Bell scoring the other goal.
In their final match in their section Magpies were hoping to have learnt from their experience against Old Loughtonians but unfortunately Canterbury took the lead within a minute. From then on Magpies faced an uphill battle. Magpies did much better as an attacking force and had their moments. Unfortunately not playing to the whistle gave Canterbury a soft goal and they went on to win 4-0 although the score line was slightly flattering. Predictably Old Loughtonians and Canterbury went on to meet in the final at the end of the day.
In Magpies final two games they met the other teams who had finished third in their section.
Against Hertford Magpies won 2-0 with Kara Kilbourn scoring both goals. In their final game they beat Ipswich 3-0 scoring all their goals before half time. Verity Tomson and Eliza Bell scoed good goals by getting in at the far post and Kara Kilbourn scored the third goal.
This was a great experience for the Magpies team and the final two results emphasised what a tough group they were given. Their final position was 7th but if they had been in a kinder group they could have done even better.
Kara Kilbourn scored 7 goals and looked as good a forward as there was in the Tournament.
Kara Kilbourn (Capt), Emily Hunt, Katie Crawford, Nicole Eaves, Beatrice Flatt, Eliza Bell, Elle Eglington and Verity Tomson. Unfortunately Imogen Meynel
With the majority of the regular Under 11 team unavailable as they were playing for the U12s in the East Finals at Harleston, Magpies sent out a very young side to play at Dereham with the majority of the players U10 and some Under 9.
Magpies started with a 0-0 draw with Watton before beating Pelicans B 4-0. Lottie Summers scored 3 and Martha Lawrence scored 1. Magpies drew 1-1 with Dereham (Lottie Summers) and were unfortunate to concede a last minute equaliser.
In the play offs for third place Magpies drew 1-1 with Pelicans A with Lottie Summers scoring the goals. Based on the number of goals scored over all Magpies finished a very creditable third.
Team: Georgina Warren (Capt), Lucie Gooch, Megan Conway, Matilda Warde-Aldham, Hollie Hunter, Lottie Summers, Martha Lawrence and Anna Kilbourn.
Manager: Wendy Lawrence Coach: Lucy Fields
Earlier in the day wins against Dereham A 1-0, Pelicans B 7-0 and Watton 3-0 enabled magpies to win their section. Some fine attacking play was ably supported by some excellent Goal keeping which helped Magpies to win their third Club tournament of the season.
Team: Kira Wooltorton Capt, Ellie O'Sullivan Gk, May Bowden, Laura Davidson, Catherine Kilbourn, Emily McCluskey, Alice Bamber, Charlotte Nickson.
Goal Scorers Catherine Kilbourn 3, Alice Bamber 3, Charlotte Nickson 3, Kira Wooltorton 2, Emily McCluskey 1
IT'S A MINI WEEKEND AHEAD!
Mini hockey takes centre stage this weekend with the club hosting the East Club Championships in which we have teams in three of the four competitions. On Saturday the U12 Boys compete in their event while on Sunday it is the turn of the U10 Boys and U12 Girls.
The U10 Boys and U12 Boys qualified as Norfolk Champions, winning all their matches with a hatful of goals with Kieran Peters (10) and Archie Winter (5) leading the way for the U10s while the leading scorers for the U12s were Jack Hobbs and Tristan Hipper with 8 and 7 respectively. Both defences also did well with the U10s conceding one goal in their three matches and the U12s letting in just two in their five matches. The U12 Girls qualified after finishing third in the Norfolk Championship. We have no team in the U10 Girls' event being played on Saturday.
The winners and runners-up in the U12 events progress to the national finals to be held in Nottingham on Sunday 16 May.
The East Championships are always popular and a considerable number of spectators are expected to witness the exciting hockey with play commencing at 10.25am each day. While the club is hosting the championships the organisation is largely the responsibility of the team of enthusiastic young helpers recruited by East Hockey.
The HMHC teams are as follows:
U10 Boys – Joshua Butler (GK), David Cadman, Will Donsworth, Alex Kilbourn, Sam McCluskey, Kieran Peters, Will Simpson, Archie Winter. Coach: Stuart Peters.
U12 Boys – Sol Barker, Matt Bensley, George Donsworth, Will Hall, Jonty Herschel-Shorland, Tristan Hipper, Jack Hobbs, Alex Lawrence, Jolyon Summers, Jordan Wiseman (GK). Coach: Stuart Peters.
U12 Girls – Eliza Bell, Katie Crawford, Nicole Eaves, Elle Eglington, Beatrice Flatt, Emily Hunt (GK), Kara Kilbourn, Imogen Meynell-Anderson, Verity Tomson. Manager: David Crawford. Coach: Nick McAllen.
Meanwhile in another busy weekend for the club the U11 and U13 Girls are competing on Sunday in the Dereham Minis. Good luck to all our teams.
Other news and comments in brief
§ Congratulations and best wishes to Mark Lewis and Heather on their wedding last Friday.
§ Please note your diary with the End of Season Bash (disco and hog roast & pudding) to be held at the club on Saturday 8 May (7.30pm). Tickets – Adults £10 and U13 £5 – are available from me. I have not been knocked over in the rush for tickets so far!
§ As expected Norwich Dragons won their last match to pip the Men's 3rds to the 3NE title by one point. However, both teams are promoted and will once again battle it out for supremacy next season after both of their games this term ended in draws.
§ Congratulations to the U14 Girls who finished as runners-up in last weekend's East Championship to round off another excellent season.
With kind regards and best wishes
Mike Denham 01603 506925 MDenham975@aol.com 14/4/10
Magpies Girls travelled to Old Loughtonians Hockey Club to play in the Regional Finals after winning their area competition earlier in the season.
The format of the competition being two groups of three teams with the winners of each group playing in a final.
Magpies were drawn against Amersham and Southgate with Old Loughts, Wycombe and Norwich City contesting the other group.
Magpies started strongly against Amersham and soon took the lead as Kira Wooltorton scored two penalty corners followed by a fine individual goal from capt Lizzie Jones.
Three second half goals from Kelsey Horlock, Lily Felton and Catherine Kilbourn enabled Magpies to secure a fine 6-0 victory.
Magpies second game proved much tougher and the girls finally secured a dramatic 3-2 win. Catherine Kilbourn produced three excellent finishes and a late save from Katie Rudd after a Southgate shot looked destined for the top corner saw Magpies qualify for the final as group winners.
Wycombe who had previously beat Norwich 6-0 and drawn 2-2 with Old Loughts finally overpowered a tiring Magpies team by 5 goals to 1. Magpies never recovered from two early Wycombe goals and although Saffron Wilford scored a consolation goal Wycombe were just to strong on the day and were deserved winners.
Team;- Lizzie Jones Capt, Katie Rudd GK, Molly Alexander, Georgia Pearson, Katherine Ridley, Frankie Eaves, Kira Wooltorton, Rosie Chubbock, Saffron Wilford, Catherine Kilbourn, Jemima Jacobs, Kelsey Horlock, Lily Felton, Imogen Craig
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