Match Report for Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Game for Saturday 5th. April‏

Can I take this opportunity as Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Captain to thank everyone who played their part this season ( 2013 / 2014 ) in making this a season to remember for Stafford Fathoms / 5th Team ( Re : Team played 18 Fathom Games between Saturday 5th. October 2013 & Saturday 5th. April 2014, 12 of them were Won, 2 were Drawn & 4 were Lost & 40 goals were scored & 18 goals conceded in the process, with Paul Rennie the Vice Captain of the Team playing in all of these 18 Fathom Games ) either by playing, umpiring and going in goals when needed and driving to away games & for Amy down the club doing the teas down the club after home games and I hope to see you all who played apart of the Stafford Fathoms / 5th. Team coming back in September to carry on the good work of this season.

Plus in the meantime it would be nice / great to see you popping along some time this Saturday ( 12th. April ) to the Hockey Festival Tournament which is on the grass pitches outside our Hockey Club which commences at 10am and will finish around 5pm and if you are a Junior Player and still at school, then there is a mixed game with Stafford Ladies Juniors on the grass outside our clubhouse Re : 1pm pushback on this day, which you are cordially invited to come along and play in ( However, can you please e mail or text me back before next Saturday to let me know that you will be there before 1pm for this game this Saturday ( 12th. April ) – Thanks ).

Plus, it would be great / fantastic if you could make the End of Season Meal on Saturday 26th. April, so can you e mail me back at your earliest convenience to inform me whether or not you are able / wanting to attend / buy a ticket for this End of Season Meal on Saturday 26th. April, which will commence at 7.30pm on this date and the dress code for this event is smart but casual therefore jacket & tie if poss ( but tie can be jazzie / flambouyant – if you wish, but definitely no jeans or trainers or hoddies to be worn for this event unless you provide a doctor’s note, but not from Stafford 1st. Team Captain : Richard Buka ).

Match Report for Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Game on Saturday 5th. April 2014.

Fixture : Bridgnorth Fathoms v Stafford Fathoms / 5th. Team
Venue : On Grass Pitch outside Bridgnorth Hockey Club ( Victoria Road,Bridgnorth WV16 4 LB )
Push-Back : 2.20pm
Score : 1-0 ( H/T 0-0 ) ( Won )

Scorers : Jamie Ferguson

MOM : Kyle Rennie
( Nominated by John Sinclair as Stafford Fathom Captain )

Guest Spectator : Dennis Wall
( As President of the Club, travelled with Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Vice Captain, Paul Rennie to watch Stafford Fathom Game at Bridgnorth & to meet up with a player, John Moore, who he use to play with a number of years ago at Stafford, but now lives in Bridgnorth & occassionally watches Bridgnorth Hockey Games ).

Umpires : N/A

Stafford Fathom Team / 5th. Team ( 14 players ) :
Neil Jinks ( GK )( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth ), Paul Rennie ( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth), Kyle Rennie, Daniel Rennie, Jamie Ferguson ( went direct to Bridgnorth ), Dan Wheawall, Matthew Till, Tyler Murray, Harry Coltman, Rob Peatfield ( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth ), Taran Bassie, Peter Chiu ( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth ), Jack Fudger & John Sinclair ( Re : 15 minute run out at end of game ).

If you wish or want to know how this game went, then please e mail Dan Wheawall on milkybarkid90@hotmail.com or text him on 07807586221 for run down on this game, especially how Stafford came in at half-time nil-nil, when even Bridgnorth players commented at this stage of the game that Stafford should be leading by 3 or more goals & Neil Jinks in goals for Stafford not even touching the ball in this half.

Man of the Match was awarded to young Kyle Rennie by Stafford Fathom Captain, John Sinclair who was watching the majority of this game on the sidelines, but when he came on 15 minutes before the end of the game for Peter Chiu, the deadlock was broken as Jamie Ferguson scored the only goal of the game for Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team ( after numerous chances to score before this ) as Stafford ran out worthy winners by this solitary goal.

The game was played by both teams in the right spirit & the hospitality afterwards provided by Bridgnorth was as last time, fantastic / superb and that was why Stafford were willing to play Bridgnorth Fathoms again, when the game on Saturday 25th. January was curtailed due to severe weather conditions ( i.e. hailstorm, thunder & lightening ).

Plus it was great to see an ex-player, Logic who lives near Bridgnorth Hockey Club and use to play in goals for certain Stafford Hockey Teams up until a few seasons ago, pop along yesterday to say hello and to watch the second half of this Fathom Game at Bridgnorth and to have a drink afterwards with everyone in Bridgnorth’s clubhouse.

John Sinclair

Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Captain

Mobile No : 07966398190

E Mail Address : johnnysink@hotmail.co.uk