M1 Visit Reading On Saturday

After spending last weekend in Switzerland representing England in the EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup, Surbiton Men return to outdoor hockey when they visit Reading for a Men’s Hockey League Premier Division clash on Saturday (push back 6.30 pm). The match will be played at Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST. While they were in Switzerland, Beeston cut Surbiton’s lead at the top of the table to four points following their convincing 5-2 win at East Grinstead. Reading are in third, eight points behind Surbiton and can’t afford to drop points with six teams effectively battling for the four playoff spots, with seventh placed Holcombe also still in contention in spite of being eight points adrift of fourth place. Reading began the season with a 4-1 win at Sevenoaks, which was followed up by a 5-0 home win over Canterbury. A trip to Nottingham to play Beeston saw Reading come back pointless after a 3-1 defeat, and a 2-1 home defeat to Holcombe saw the Berkshire club’s progress stutter. However, 3-2 wins at home to Wimbledon and at Brooklands Manchester University gave them further impetus before they suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Hampstead & Westminster and a 5-3 defeat at Surbiton Reading ended 2017 in form with a 6-1 hammering of East Grinstead and a 4-3 thriller win at Holcombe. That form continued as 2018 dawned with a 5-0...

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L1 Visit Clifton Robinsons On Saturday

Having drawn their last two home league games, Surbiton Ladies travel to Bristol to face Clifton Robinsons in another key Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division match on Saturday (push back 1 pm). The match will be played at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Bristol BS9 2BJ. Surbiton trail the University of Birmingham by one point after Birmingham beat Clifton Robinsons 5-0 last Saturday, Erica Sanders scoring four goals with Flora Peel scoring the other goal. Clifton have been sucked in to the relegation battle at the bottom of the table and are only one point clear of Canterbury and Slough and three points above bottom club, Leicester. Canterbury lifted themselves out of the relegation places completely following their 3-2 home win over Buckingham, as the Kent club maintained their recent unbeaten run. In contrast, Clifton have dropped down the table, not helped by an eight game run without a win since the 21 October after a 3-0 home win over Bowdon Hightown. Then, Clifton were fourth but have dropped down to seventh, but with so few points separating them from the bottom of the table, the Bristol club could well be battling for their top flight status over the last five games of the regular season. Clifton started with a 2-0 home win over Leicester before losing 3-1 at Sugden Road. Birmingham won 4-1 in Bristol before a 2-1...

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Under-14 Girls EHCC At Surbiton HC On 19-20 May

It is with great pleasure that Surbiton Hockey Club announces that it will be hosting the second EuroHockey Club Cup for Under 14 girls (U14 EHCC) from 19-20 May 2018. In 2017, the U14 EHCC was inaugurated by the European Hockey Federation (EHF) in Brussels to mark International Women’s Day and to underline the EHF’s commitment to ensuring 50/50 gender equality in hockey. The two-day tournament will be held in partnership with Kingston Grammar School. Most matches will be played at the school’s Ditton Field sports’ ground, but semi-final matches and the prize-giving ceremony will be held at Surbiton’s Sugden Road venue. The junior event will run alongside the well-established EuroHockey Club Cup, Women, which will be held at Surbiton Hockey Club from 17-20 May 2018. The participating teams in the U14 EHCC are s’-Hertogenbosch (NED), AH&BC Amsterdam (NED), Mannheimer HC (GER), UHC Hamburg (GER), Cork Harlequins (IRE) and Surbiton HC (ENG). It will give the U14 girls from the participating clubs a wonderful opportunity to play against other European teams in a competitive environment, and to enjoy and watch matches in the senior competition. This will enable the juniors to acquire a taste for European club hockey and improve their own technical skills. Surbiton’s Club Captain, Mark Waller, said “we are very proud and delighted to be hosting both the 2018 EHCC and the second U14 EHCC tournament,...

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M1’s Chris Grassick Looks Forward to CWG In Sunday Herald Interview

Surbiton’s Chris Grassick looks forward to the Commonwealth Games and reflects on recovery from injury in today’s Sunday Herald. He tells the Scottish paper’s Sports Columnist, Susan Egelstaff that there have been some positives from being sidelined with injury for almost a year. He goes on to explain how having initially decided to retire from hockey, he changed his mind while on the path to recovery. The interview can be found at the Herald Scotland...

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M1 Relegated After Arminen Defeat

EuroHockey indoor Club Cup Pool C – 18 February 2018 SURBITON 1–4 SV ARMINEN Scorers: Alan Forsyth 40-F Squad: Hendrik Geyer, Jonny Gall (Capt.), Zach Wallace, Alan Forsyth, Adam Buckle, Taylor Seager-Green (GK). Subs: Rob Farrington (5″), Arjan Drayton-Chana (5″), Willie Marshall (5″). Lewis Prosser (8″) Subs not used: Luke Noblett, Mark Haycroft (GK). Umpires: Benjamin Messerli (Sui) and Fraser Bell (Sco) Surbiton Men lost 4-1 to Austrian club, SV Arminen on Sunday to finish seventh overall, leading to England’s relegation to the second division Trophy in 2018-19. East Grinstead, the 2018 Jaffa Super 6s Champions will be aiming for promotion next season. Arminen were runners-up in last season’s Cup, but needed to beat Surbiton to avoid relegation themselves. In Wettingen, Arminen took the lead in the fifth minute, Michael Minar scoring from just inside the circle. In the twelfth minute, Patrick Schmidt passed to Manuel Grandits to double Arminen’s lead, both goals coming from open play. Holding a 2-0 lead at half time, Arminen extended their lead in the 31st minute, Dariusz Rachwalski’s penalty corner drag-flick edging Surbiton towards a bottom two finish. Needing to increase their attacking options, Lewis Prosser wore the kicking back bib, but Alexander Bele took full advantage following a breakaway attack, firing the ball into the empty net from wide left of the circle. Surbiton scored a consolation goal with seconds remaining, Alan Forsyth ending the tournament with six goals...

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