Stafford 2nd team to play Streetly – 1pm at Beaconside

Team to play Streetly:

Jason Rose – yes
Rob Peatfield – yes
Andy Simms – yes
Elliot Glennon – yes
Guy Malpass – yes
Mark Hartwright – yes
Dan Rennie – yes
Rob Hodson – yes
John Sutton – Yes
James Faulconbridge – yes
Charlie Trotter – yes
Rich Bendall – yes

I am hoping to play too, depending on how my leg is. It wasn’t great at training but more rest may do the trick. Unfortunately I will only know Saturday morning if I can play…

Umpires – Brian Brinson and Berni Bendall

1st Team Selection & Meet Time – 03.11.12

Away at Wednesbury – Meet at the clubhouse at 12.00pm for a 2.00pm push back.

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

Pitch Address :

WILLENHALL E-ACT ACADEMY
Furzebank Way
Willenhall
West Midlands
WV12 4BD

Team to play :

Brad Evans

Andy Keen

Simon Parnell

Richard Bukka

Andy Barnett

Mike Wymer

Ben Hollands

Giles Rowden

James Gillingham

Andy Peatfield

Dan Howe

Adam Kyle

Steve Marsh

Stafford Fathom Team / Squad ( As at Monday 29th. October 2012 ) to play Stafford 4th. Team in a ‘Friendly’ on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 – 10am push back at Beaconside

As at Monday 29th. October 2012 Stafford Fathom Team / Squad to play Stafford 4th. Team in a ‘Friendly’ on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 – 10am push back at Beaconside

( All Players down to play, please meet at 9.30am at Beaconside )

( Any players listed below who between now and 9.30am / 10am on Saturday 3rd. November 2012, find that they cannot play ( for whatever reason ), then please let me know a.s.a.p. by texting me on 07966398190 – Thanks.

1. No keeper at this stage ( Hoping Nick Brooker or Pog might go between the posts for the Fathoms )

2. Jack Fudger

3. Chris Pendleton ( Please can you bring your Annual Subs for this game )

4. Peter Chui

5. Ben Waller ( Please can you bring your Annual Subs for this game )

6. Matthew Till

7. Andrew Whitehouse

8. Adam Robinson ( Please can you bring your Annual Subs for this game )

9. Rav Singh

10. Ashley Dunn ( Please can you bring your Annual Subs for this game )

11. Peter Powers

12. Amjid Mahmood

13. Lee Whitelock

14. Me ( John Sinclair ) ( Captain )

+ 5 Junior Players : Harry Coltman, Ben Gledhill, Jack Hodkinson, Tom Cope & Taran Bassie.

Umpires : Hoping Steve Morton & Dave Parr will volunteer to do it .

Unfortunately Not Available to play in this particular Fathom Game are :

Joanne Lovatt & Isha Newman ( Sorry Ladies unfortunately unable to select you both for this game, as Fathom Team / Squad currently oversubscribed, so I am hoping on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 you have a game with Stafford Ladies )

Tristan Pomfrey ( awaiting confirmation of when he can make his fathom debut either by text or e mail )

Alan Snell ( currently injured, will let me know when he is fit to play / available to play his first game of the season for the Fathoms, either by text or e mail )

Carl Dudley ( away for the next 2 Saturdays and also recovering from a shoulder injury, but hoping to be available to play his first game of the season for the Fathoms on Saturday 10th. November 2012, injury permitting, will let me know this either by text or e mail )

Matthew Harrison ( awaiting confirmation of when he can make his fathom debut either by text or e mail )

Any problems or queries regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07966398190 a.s.a.p. either by text or calling me, otherwise I will see all of you that are down to play for the Fathoms on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 at 9.30am at Beaconside. Please let me have your match fee or annual subs before the game starts / pushes back at 10am.

Stafford Fathom Match Report for Saturday 27th. October 2012 Re : Stafford Fathoms v North Staffs Fathoms

Stafford Fathom Match Report for Saturday 27th. October 2012 ( Re : 10am push back at Beaconside )

Stafford Fathoms 0 v North Staffs Fathoms 8 ( H/T : 0-2 )
( No Scorers this week )

Stafford Fathom Team : Neil Jinks, Matthew Till, Jack Fudger, Peter Chiu, Adam Robinson, Andrew Whitehouse, Chris Pendleton, Rav Singh, Lee Whitelock ( new player ) & Me ( John Sinclair ) ( Captain ) + 5 new junior players of Harry Coltman, Ben Gledhill, Jack Hodkinson, Tom Cope & Taran Bassie.

Umpires : Andrew Peatfield & Steve Morton/ Dan Howe

With Stafford Fathoms actucally finding themselves with a competive game, ( as the last 2 weeks the opposition of Wolverhampton & Whitchurch Fathoms had cried off / cancelled ) they started brightly against their North Staffs counter-parts and up until half time they competed well with a strong and competitive North Staffs side and at half time they found themselves trailing by 2 goals to nil to their North Staffs opponents and at this stage the new junior players of Harry Coltman, Ben Gledhill, Jack Hodkinson, Tom Cope & Taran Bassie who were rotating on and off with some of the established Fathom players of Jack Fudger, Rav Singh, Chris Pendleton, Peter Chiu & Andrew Whitehouse ( who were all playing later for the 4th. Team ), all showed they were coping well on their debuties with the pace and competiveness of the game and new player Lee Whitelock also seemed to be settling in well to his designated midfield role within the Fathom Team.

Unfortunately the second half, changes were made at the back with Adam Robinson and Matthew Till being moving up the field, as they felt they were struggling playing at the back and the new defenders who replaced Adam & Matthew found themselves constantly under pressure, partly due to not getting tight on their opponents when they were attacking and also some of the passing to other players in the team, was a little wayward at times and it meant that Neil Jinks the Fathom Keeper had alot more to deal with than the forwards in his side and at the end of the game this constant pressure of not being able to get the ball out of defence too often, was reflected in the final score line of 8-0. Hopefully next week’s home game a ‘friendly’ against Stafford 4th. Team at Beaconside ( Re : 10am push back ) will be a chance for the Fathom Team to re-group / repair itself from this heavy defeat and to try and sort how to re-format the team so that the defence, midfield and forwards all interlock and play for one another, just like they did 3 weeks ago when they beat Tamworth Fathoms 1-0 away.

For the friendly game next week ( Saturday 3rd. November 2012 ) against Stafford 4ths which is at Beaconside – 10am push-back ,all players who have played for the Fathoms since the start of the season ( which commenced on on Saturday 22nd. September 2012 ), are if available to play, will be selected to play for the Fathom Team, please just texted me on 07966398190 to confirm your availability to play in this game ( please include your name Re : available or not available to play on Saturday 3rd. November in Fathom Team ).If you are available to play in this game, then please ensure you are at Beaconside for 9.30am.

Match Report – Stafford 1st Team v Market Drayton

Stafford Hockey Club are still awaiting their first victory in this seasons West Midlands Division 1 campaign after losing 3-1 last weekend.  It was another good performance against league leaders Market Drayton, who prior to the game had scored 25 goals and just conceded 1.

 

The early stages were evenly matched, with neither side being able to open up any clear chances.  Market Drayton knew they were in for a tough game when Andy Peatfield entered the circle at pace before shooting just wide.  It was not until the closing stages of the half that Drayton scored from a soft penalty corner conceded by Stafford, the drag flick went central and seemed to wrong foot Brad Evans in goal.  Disappointingly Market Drayton then got another goal in identical circumstances.

 

After the break Stafford knew they were facing an uphill battle against the tightest defence in the league, but still played positively.  Adam Kyle and Ben Hollands in the midfield really took control of the game but the constant attacks could not secure a goal.  Stafford’s best chance fell again to Peatfield who’s shot was well saved from a tight angle by the Drayton keeper.  Unfortunately then conceded a third when a good run by the Drayton player saw him unleash a powerful shot into the corner of the goal.  Stafford still kept pushing forward and eventually scored through Andy Keen, the ball was passed right at a penalty corner and Keen’s shot was placed well to give Stafford some consolation.

 

Stafford are confident that their good work will soon manifest in a win, next week they face Wednesbury away.

As at Friday 26th. October 2012 ( Mid-day ) Stafford Fathom Team to play North Staffs Fathom Team on Saturday 27th. October 2012 – 10am push back at Beaconside

As at Friday 26th. October 2012 ( Mid-day ) Stafford Fathom Team to play North Staffs Fathom Team on Saturday 27th. October 2012 – 10am push back at Beaconside

( All Players down to play, please meet at 9.30am at Beaconside )

( Any players listed below who between now and 9.30am / 10am on Saturday 27th. October 2012, find that they cannot play ( for whatever reason ), then please let me know a.s.a.p. by texting me on 07966398190 – Thanks. Also hoping any player who has been picked to play for the 4th. Team later on Saturday against Cannock 7ths Re : 4pm push back at Beaconside, will still play for the Fathom Team ( Re : them being roll on roll off subs, other than Neil Jinks helping out in goals ) ( i.e. Peter Chiu, Rav Singh, Chris Pendleton & Andy Whitehouse and maybe Jack Fudger ).

1. Neil Jinks ( Also Captain of 4th. Team who are playing later at 4pm at Beaconside against Cannock 7ths )

( Neil earlier in the week said that he would bring the 4th. Team water crate Re : bottles of water for half time for our Fathom Team ).

2. Jack Fudger ( More than likely will also be playing later at 4pm at Beaconside for 4th. Team Re : playing against Cannock 7ths )

3. Chris Pendleton ( Also down to play later at 4pm at Beaconside for 4th. Team Re : playing against Cannock 7ths )

4. Peter Chiu ( Also down to play later at 4pm at Beaconside for 4th. Team Re : playing against Cannock 7ths )

5. Ben Waller

6. Matthew Till

7. Andrew Whitehouse ( Also down to play later at 4pm at Beaconside for 4th. Team Re : playing against Cannock 7ths )

8. Adam Robinson

9. Rav Singh ( Also down to play later at 4pm at Beaconside for 4th. Team Re : playing against Cannock 7ths )

10. New Player ( Not sure of name at this stage ) ( who has been coming to Hockey Training on Tuesday Nites and has been contacted by Neil Jinks and is available to play for Fathoms this Saturday ( i.e. 27th. October ) )

11. Me ( John Sinclair ) ( Captain )

Also available to play ( after phoning their parents ) are 5 Junior Players ( 13 / 14 year olds ) who were recommended to me on Wednesday ( 24th. October ) at our Hockey Committee meeting by Dan Howe, who does the Junior Hockey Training on a Tuesday nite at Beaconside, as being keen and suitable players for the Fathom Team. So will be giving these 5 youngsters a run out ( i.e. roll on, roll off subs ) in this Fathom game against North Staffs Fathoms.

Umpires : Steve Morton ( up to 11.00 am ) ( Dave Parr sorting umpire to cover from 11am to end of Fathom game i.e. 11.30am ) & Dan Howe have confirmed during the week that they were prepared to Umpire this game.

Unfortunately Not Available to play in this particular Fathom Game are :

Ashley Dunn ( for one game only, available to play again for Fathoms on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 against Stafford 4th. Team in a friendly at Beaconside – Pushing Back at 10am and meeting at 9:30am at Beaconside)

Peter Powers ( has confirmed that he is available to play again for Fathoms on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 against Stafford 4th. Team in a friendly at Beaconside – Pushing Back at 10am and meeting at 9:30am at Beaconside)

Amjid Mahmood ( he said yesterday that he is hoping to be available to play the week after ( i.e. Saturday 3rd. November 2012) in friendly against Stafford 4th. Team ( 10am push back at Beaconside ), he will let me know before then if available or not either by text or e mail )

Joanne Lovatt & Isha Newman ( both Ladies have confirmed that they are available to play for Fathoms on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 against Stafford 4th. Team in a friendly at Beaconside – Pushing Back at 10am and meeting at 9:30am at Beaconside)

Nick Brooker ( awaiting confirmation of when he can play again for Fathom Team, last played for Fathoms in goals on Saturday 27th. September against Shrewsbury Fathoms )

Tristan Pomfrey ( awaiting confirmation of when he can make his fathom debut either by text or e mail )

Alan Snell ( currently injured, will let me know when he is fit to play / available to play his first game of the season for the Fathoms, either by text or e mail )

Carl Dudley ( away for the next 2 Saturdays and also recovering from a shoulder injury, but hoping to be available to play his first game of the season for the Fathoms on Saturday 10th. November 2012, injury permitting, will let me know this either by text or e mail )

Matthew Harrison ( awaiting confirmation of when he can make his fathom debut either by text or e mail )

Any problems or queries regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07966398190 a.s.a.p. either by text or calling me, otherwise I will see all of you that are down to play for the Fathoms tomorrow at 9.30am at Beaconside. Please let me have your match fee or annual subs before the game starts / pushes back at 10am ( those of you who are playing for the 4th. Team later, please pay your match fee to Neil Jinks ( 4th. team Captain ) in that game – Thanks ).

Please also be aware that I have tickets for sale @ £5 a piece Re : our Spectacular Firework Display that is happening a week on Sunday i.e. Sunday 4th. November 2012, which is at our Cricket & Hockey Club and the first firework will be going off outside our clubhouse at some time around 7pm in the evening, so if you and your family and friends would like a ticket, then please stop me and buy one or two or three ( however many you would like ) and 16’s and under are free if accompanied by an adult or you can come down on the nite and buy your ticket then.

John Sinclair

Fathom / 5th. Team Captain ( 2012 / 2013 )

Mobile No : 07966398190

E Mail Address : johnnysink@hotmail.co.uk

1st Team Selection & Meet Time – 27.10.12

Home to Market Drayton (LEAGUE MATCH) – Meet at the PITCH at 12.00pm for a 1.00pm push back.

Team to play:

Brad Evans

Andy Keen

Richard Bukka

Steve Marsh

Andy Barnett

Simon Parnell

Ben Hollands

Giles Rowden

James Gillingham

Andy Peatfield

Adam Kyle

Dan Howe

Mike Wymer

Please come down and support us!!

 

Match Report – Stafford 2nds vs Bromsgrove

Stafford went into the game against Bromsgrove on the back of an excellent win away at Bloxwich, knowing that anything less than a win here would dent our hopes of promotion early.

Stafford started very much on the front foot against our lively opponents, and the play for the first 10 minutes was tight and of a high quality. The game burst into life however with Colin Bishop steaming in at the back post to finish off a cross-field 40 yard pass by Gareth Minton.

Stafford contiuned to press, as did Bromsgrove, and the overall level of play was of a very high quality from both teams. Stafford again produced a wonderful passing move before half time, with Rich Bendall giving Stafford a 2 nil lead at half time.

Stafford knew that the next goal in the match would be vital, and unfortunately it went to Bromsgrove, who more than deserved to be only 2 1 down at this point. The game continued to be very finely poised, with both teams playing some excellent hockey, and as the last 10 minutes approached, Dan Rennie finished off another fantastic passing move to make it 3 1.

Bomsgrove hit back with another goal to put the game to 3 – 2 but Stafford held on for a well earned three points, and also allowed us to move to the top of West Mids div 1.

This coming Saturday we are playing at Stone, and a win will keep us top. If you are at a loose end, we have a half 2 start at their normal pitch if you fancy coming to watch.

Stone 2nds vs Stafford 2nds – selection and availability.

Team to play away at Stone on Saturday 27 October – 2:30 pm start. Either meet at Stone pitch at 2pm or the club at 1:40 – PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL BE GOING DIRECT!!!

Jason Rose – yes – direct

Rob Peatfield – yes direct
Steve Paling – yes direct

Elliot Glennon – yes – direct
Andy Simms – yes – direct
Mark Hartwright – yes – direct

Dan Rennie – yes – direct
John Sutton – yes – direct

Colin Bishop – yes – direct
Rich Bendall – yes – direct
Charlie Trotter – yes – club

Dave Parr – yes – direct

I will be coming along as well, but more than likely not playing unless a miracle happens… which seems a long way off at the moment. This means that Andy Simms will be the on-pitch captain this weekend.

Level One Umpiring Course – Dudley

Laura Gleeson is running a level one umpiring course in Dudley on Sunday 2nd December, The course will cost £27.50 and anyone is welcome to attend, however Laura will need a definate answer as once you have said yes you will be committed to paying as all the course materials will need to be ordered.

Please either contact myself or Berni Bendall by the end of the month if you are interested.

 

Stafford Fathom Match Report for Saturday 20th.October 2012 Re : Stafford Mens Fathom Team v Stafford Ladies Team‏

Stafford Mens Fathom Team 1 v Stafford Ladies 3 ( H/T : 1-2 )
( Scorer : Peter Chiu )

Stafford Fathom Team : Pog ( goalkeeper ) Brad Evans, Ashley Dunn ( Played 1st. Half / 2nd. Half went off to play for 4th. Team – away at Old Wulfs ), Matthew Till, Jack Fudger, Peter Chiu, Adam Robinson, Andrew Whitehouse, Ben Waller, Amjid Mahmood, Steve Morton ( Played 2nd. Half, as replacement for Ashley Dunn ) & Me ( John Sinclair ) ( Captain ) .

Umpires : Dave Thurgaland & John Sutton

With Wolverhampton Fathoms being unable to fullfill this planned fixture at Beaconside at 10am, due to players from their Fathoms being promoted to higher teams in their club ( Re : injuries & drop outs in the teams above them ), it was decided instead to have a game against Stafford Ladies Team ( which included the like of Jo Lovatt & Isha Newman, who a few weeks ago were playing for the Stafford Mens Fathom Team ).
Stafford Fathoms started brightly against a very young and competitive Stafford Ladies Team and eventualy through some good inter link play, Stafford Fathoms took the lead through a nifty Peter Chiu goal. Stafford Ladies didn’t take long to battle back from being one nil down and soon levelled the score at 1-1, as the first half wore on Stafford Fathoms found it increasingly difficult to combat Mike Wymer ( who was helping the ladies team out, due to Stafford Mens 1st. Team not having a game ) indivdualistic skills ( i.e. bloody hard to get the ball of him, once he got it ) and eventually his skill and determination lead to him setting up the ladies second goal and them taking the lead. Stafford Fathoms did have a number of chances after the ladies took the lead to equalise before the first half drew to a close Re : a number of Short Corners & open play chances by Pete Chiu and Ben Waller, but Mav ( who had volunteered to play in goals for Stafford Ladies ), ensured that at half time that Stafford Ladies kept hold of their 2-1 advantage over their ‘industrious’ Stafford Fathom opponents.
From the start of the second half, the Stafford Fathom Team pushed really hard to try and get on level terms with the very competitive ladies and despite numerous attacks being thawed either by Mav in goals or by Stafford Ladies / Mike ‘I get everywhere’ Wymer clearing off the line on numerous occasions, they were unable to find that elusive second goal in order to draw level with their counterparts and near to the end of the game Stafford Ladies managed to seal the game with a third and decisive goal Re : Stafford Fathom keeper being left exposed of cover at the back and unfortunately failing to clear properly one of Stafford Ladies attacks on goal and at the final whistle Stafford Ladies found themselves three one victors of this game. Besides the fathom team not being victorious in this game against Stafford Ladies, it did however ensure that they had another competitive game under their belt, which hopefully will stand them in good stead Re : preparation / work out for next week’s Fathom Game at home to North Staffs Fathoms ( Re : 10am push back at Beaconside ).

Take a look at the league table…

After today’s performance, Stafford 2’s are sitting pretty at the top of west mids 1 and are still undefeated 8 games into the season! All results for this week are now in, and a number of draws mean we are now where we want to be, looking down on everybody else 🙂

Many thanks to all of the support today also!!!