4th Team Match Report away to Telford

An excellent team performance saw us beat a strong Telford side 5 – 1, goals scored by Jack Fudger -2, Smon Burke 1, Jack Hodkinson 1 and John Faulconbridge 1.

Such a good team performance it does not seem right to highlight individual performances but Man of the Match was Jack Hodkinson for his tireless work in midfield closely followed by Jack Fudger not only for his goals but for tracking back and defending from the front and Tom Stanley for a promising debut in goal.

Dick of the day was a close run between myself for putting my head so low that a very small 14 year was able to put a stick in my face and John Faulconbridge who won the award, he made yet another strong drive down the left leaving defenders standing, it was going to be another cross for a goal scoring opportunity, he had the position, the ball and the defence beaten, unfortunately he had left his stick 20 yards behind him.

A Question of Sport

Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club is holding a sports quiz on Sunday 21st October from 7pm.  The Club, located on Riverway, Stafford looks forward to welcoming members and non-members for a night of sporting questions to challenge sports buffs!

The quiz will begin at 7pm, with a buffet served at half time, plus licensed bar.  The cost is £10 entry for a team of 4 and there will be prizes for the top 3 teams.

Why not come and have a go?  For more information or to register a team, please visit www.riverway-events.co.uk or call Steph on 07716 853940.

FIH Rule Changes from 1st September – Important Please Read

Hi all, just been notified of two rule changes from the 1st September.

Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it now includes what is sometimes referred to as an “own goal”. That is, a goal can now be scored after the ball is touched in the circle by either an attacker or a defender.

Rules 13.2.d and e: procedures for taking a free hit, centre pass and putting the ball back into play. The ball may now be raised intentionally and directly using a push, flick or scoop action; this action must be conducted safely.


David T