L1 Finish 6th In Bilthoven After 3-2 Defeat To Canterbury

Surbiton Ladies finished in a disappointing sixth place in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven after losing 3-2 to Canterbury on Monday. Surbiton led 2-1 going into the fourth quarter, but Canterbury struck twice in two minutes to clinch the win and fifth place. The defeat was even more disappointing considering that Canterbury only brought a 14 player squad to the Netherlands, whilst Surbiton fielded an 18 player squad. On an overcast morning with rain threatening, Surbiton made the ideal start, taking the lead in the fourth minute, Beckie Middleton crossing from the right for Georgie Twigg to turn the ball past Canterbury goalkeeper, Helen Fagg. Georgie Twigg (left) and Sarah Page (right) celebrate Twigg’s opening goal against Canterbury on Monday. Photo: Ady Kerry/ EHF. Once again, in spite of playing some excellent attacking hockey, Surbiton failed to convert their chances into goals and were pegged back shortly before half time when Mel Clewlow converted Canterbury’s second penalty corner,. But for an excellent save by Surbiton goalkeeper, Ellie Shahbo, Canterbury could have already been on level terms in the 14th minute from their first award. Surbiton’s cause wasn’t helped by their discipline either, as captain, Sarah Haycroft; Twigg and Robyn Collins were all shown green cards in the first half. Surbiton’s Robyn Collins (left) is challenged by Canterbury’s Anna Kolarova. Photo: Ady Kerry/ EHF At the start of the...

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Surbiton’s Colts Have Another Successful Weekend

Surbiton’s youngsters claimed another two national titles and were runners-up in the other two on another successful weekend for the club. On Saturday, the Under-12 Girls retained their title and the Under-12 Boys were runners-up at Highfields Hockey Centre in Nottingham. The Under-14 Boys just missed out on national glory, losing on penalty strokes, whilst on Sunday, the Under-14 Girls made it four titles in a row at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Individual reports covering each tournament can be found in the General and Colts’ News Sections. Colin...

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U14 Girls Retain National Title

Surbiton’s Under-14 Girls won their fourth successive national title, beating Cambridge City 4-0 at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Sunday. Surbiton have been champions every year since the national finals were introduced in the 2012-13 season. Wins over Norwich City (4-2), Stourport (3-0) and Beeston (2-1) saw them top their pool and face a rematch against Cambridge, who they beat 3-0 last season. Surbiton won the final 4-0 to make it an even more successful weekend for their Colts with the Under-12 Girls also retaining their national...

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L1 To Play For 5th In EHCCC After 4-2 Win Over CSP Krylatskoye

Surbiton Ladies will play Canterbury  at 11.15 am on Monday for fifth place at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven. Canterbury beat Irish champions, Pegasus 3-0 on Sunday, whilst Surbiton beat Russian club CSP Krylatskoye 4-2 after leading 3-1 at half time. Surbiton and Krylatskoye were both looking to bounce back after heavy quarter-final defeats, Surbiton having lost 6-0 to UHC Hamburg and Krylatskoye 7-0 to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Krylatskoye fielded ten of the players who faced Surbiton for CSP Ismailovo in last year’s competition. As in the quarter-final against ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Krylatskoye fell behind in the third minute, Jenna Woolven finishing off a well worked passing move which penetrated the Russian defence. However, Krylatkoye held out until three minutes into the second quarter, when Naomi Evans converted Surbiton’s first penalty corner of the match after Giselle Ansley’s initial shot was saved by Oxana Boyko. Two minutes later, Hannah Coulson, who scored Surbiton’s first ever European goal against Club Campo De Madrid last year, got the final touch to deflect Beckie Middleton’s shot once again past Boyko. Surbiton’s Hannah Coulson (left) and Beckie Middleton (centre) celebrate Surbiton taking a 3-0 lead over CSP Krylatskoye. Photo: Ady Kerry/ EHF Surbiton continued to threaten with Woolven failing to find the target and Abi Robinson not able to finish after excellent approach work from Jo Hunter and Sarah Page. However, although Krylatskoye had rarely...

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