1st Team Cup Game – 23.09.12

Home to Market Harborough – Meet at the PITCH  (ON SUNDAY) at 12.15pm for a 1.00pm push back.

Team to play:

Paul Grimes

Steve Marsh

Simon Parnell

Andy Simms

Gareth Minton

Mike Wymer

Giles Rowden

Rob Hodson

Colin Bishop

John Sutton

Dan Howe

James Gillingham

Please come down and support us!

3rds vs Wednesbury 22.09.12.

Home. Meet time 12.30. Please bring a practice ball. Also please bring this year’s annual subs if you have not already paid.

Cheers John Fb.

1. Paul Grimes.

2. Paul Sweeney.

3. Dave Baldock.

4.Jon williams.

5. Dave Thurgaland.

6. John Sudale.

7. Bob Masters.

8.Guy Malpass.

9. John Fb.

10. Jamie Ferguson.

11. Colin Bishop.

12. Josh Williams.

13. Rick Franks.

Selection 2XI vs Wednesbury – confirmed

Team selected to play Wednesbury at 3:30 pm – meet at 2pm at the club

Pitch – Alumwell Business and Enterprise College, Walsall, WS2 9UA (3pm meet pitchside if going direct)

Jay Mullor -yes
Rob Peatfield – yes
Steve Paling – yes
Richard Buka – yes (direct)
John Sutton – yes (direct)
Mark Hartwright – yes (direct)
Dan Rennie – yes
Rich Brazier – yes
Elliot Glennon – yes
Dave Parr – yes
Gareth Minton – yes (direct)
Rob Hodson – yes

As I will not be at the meet, Rob P will take care of organising drivers etc.

1st Team Selection & Meet Time – 22.09.12

Away at Wednesbury – Meet at the clubhouse at 12.15pm for a 2.00pm push back.

If you plan to go direct to the pitch please let me know.

Pitch Address :

Alumwell Business and Enterprise College

Walsall

WS2 9UA

 

Team to play :

Brad Evans

Andy Keen

Simon Parnell

Andy Simms

Andy Barnett

Mike Wymer

Ben Hollands

Giles Rowden

James Gillingham

Andy Peatfield

Dan Howe

Charlie Trotter

 

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1st Team Match Report

Stafford Hockey Club first team have enjoyed an encouraging start to the 2012 season with three good performances against higher league opposition.  Last weekend they lost 5-2 to Walsall and Aldridge who play their hockey in the league above.  Stafford started excellently with a goal in the first five minutes, a great passing move between Andy Peatfield and Ben Hollands saw the latter have a shot from the top of the circle.  His shot was saved but Richard Bendall popped up to knock in the rebound.

Stafford were unlucky not to score further goals, but after James Gillingham went off with an injured hand the team shape seemed to dissolve and Walsall were able to exert some consistent pressure.  New goalie Brad Evans made some outstanding saves but was unable to stop the deluge and eventually Walsall equalised, a loose pass by Steve Marsh was pounced on and the Walsall forward’s shot from the right hand side of the circle was put in past Evans.
A couple of weak goals followed to see Walsall leading 3-1 at the break.  Stafford came out much better in the second half, Mike Wymer leading a couple of blistering attacks down the right, eventually Stafford got a goal back after Richard Bendall found himself free at the first half, Hollands calmly played the ball into his path for an easy goal.  Walsall however managed to score a couple of good penalty goals, the drag flicks proving too powerful for Evans in goal.  Stafford could have pinched one at the end when 15 year old Charlie Trotter narrowly blasted one over the bar.  Overall a good performance against a well organised team.

Junior Training

Junior Training starts on the 11th of September at 7pm and will run for 1 hour at Beaconside Astro, Staffordshire University.

Anybody welcome! Sticks can be provided for newcomers or beginners.

 

 

Fathoms Teams for 22nd and 29th September

Fathom Teams for Saturday 22nd. September 2012 against Ludlow Fathoms at Beaconside at 10am, and Saturday 29th. September 2012 against Shrewsbury Fathoms at Beaconside at 11.30am

As at to-day these are the players listed below who have acknowledged / responded to my e mails of 29-08-2012 ( 11:05 ) & 31-08-2012 ( 11:42 ) regarding availability to play for Stafford Fathoms on Saturday 22nd. September against Ludlow Fathoms at Beaconside pushing back at 10am and on Saturday 29th. September 2012 against Shrewsbury Fathoms at Beaconside pushing back at 11.30am.

Anyone else who wishes to play in these 2 Fathom Games then please let me know your availability a.s.a.p. and before Saturday 22nd. September 2012, so that I can add you to the list of players available to play on these dates. Also currently do not have a designated keeper for these 2 home games is there any keepers in the club ( with goalkeeping kit ) available to play for the Fathoms on these dates / time, if there are, then please let me know a.s.a.p.- Thanks.

As yet I do not have 2 umpires sorted for each of these home games, so is there anyone available in the club to do this for the fathoms on these dates / times, if there are, then please let me know a.s.a.p. Also currently do not have any new match or practice balls to use / play with for these 2 home games, need some before first Fathom Game against Ludlow Fathoms on Saturday 22nd. September 2012. However, have sorted / located the home tops out for these 2 home games ( Lynda Gibson – Sam Gibson’s mum has got them and will bring them to Beaconside for the first home game on Saturday 22nd. Septeber 2012 against Ludlow Fathoms, so a big thank-you from me to Lynda Gibson for sorting this for me ). .

Saturday 22nd. September 2012 : Stafford Fathoms v Ludlow Fathoms

10am Push Back at Beaconside
( All players to meet at Beaconside at 9.30am )

( Ludlow Fathoms have confirmed that after the game they will be coming back to our clubhouse for teas )

John Sinclair
Sam Gibson
Nathan Sillito
Neil Jinks
Chris Pendleton

Saturday 29th. September 2012 : Stafford Fathoms v Shrewsbury Fathoms

11.30am Push Back at Beaconside
( All players to meet at Beaconside at 11.00am )

( Shrewsbury Fathoms have confirmed that after the game they will be coming back to our clubhouse for teas )

John Sinclair
Sam Gibson
Nathan Sillito
Neil Jinks
Chris Pendleton

Your cooperation and replies / response to the above, is very much appreciated so as to ensure the first two fathom games of the season start with everything in place i.e. enough players ( including a goalkeeper with kit ) to play / compete in these 2 games, umpires to umpire these 2 games, match hockey balls to play with in these 2 games and fathom tops for the fathom team to wear while playing in these 2 games.

John Sinclair
Fathoms Captain for 2012 / 2013