Honours Even In Surbiton-Wimbledon London Derby

Men’s Hockey League Premier Division – 25 November 2017 SURBITON 2–2 WIMBLEDON Scorers: Gareth Furlong 20-PC, Luke Noblett 29-PC Squad: Lewis Prosser, Luke Noblett, Chris Grassick (Capt.), Arjan Drayton Chana, Willie Marshall, Zach Wallace, Gareth Furlong, Alan Forsyth, Sam Spencer, Nicholas Parkes, Taylor Seager-Green (GK). Subs: Dave Bartram (5″), Rob Farrington (6″), Adam Buckle (9″), Morgan Males (11″). Sub not used: Harry Gough. Umpires: Mark Everard and Paul Walker Match Official: Derek Rutherford Surbiton Men went back to the top of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division following a 2-2 draw with local rivals Wimbledon on a bitterly cold evening at...

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Collins Brace Lifts L1 Back To Top Of IWHL Premier Division Table

Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division – 25 November 2017 SURBITON 2–1 UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Scorer: Robyn Collins 33-PC, 40-F Squad: Grace Lawes (GK); Georgie Twigg (Capt.), Jo Hunter, Emily Atkinson, Olivia Chilton, Beckie Middleton, Sarah Page, Holly Payne, Alice Sharp, Robyn Collins, Natalie Maclean. Subs: Jenna Woolven (9″), Izzy Petter (10″), Stephanie Addison (26″), Adrienne Houle (26″). Sub not used; Ella Burnley Umpires: Helen Sargeant and Emma Shelbourn Match Official: Derek Rutherford Surbiton returned to the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after winning the last match before the winter break, 2-1 over the University of Birmingham,...

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England To Battle For Bronze After Narrow NZ Defeat

England Women will face either the Netherlands or Korea for the bronze medals at the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League in Auckland on Sunday morning at 5 am (GMT) after falling to a late goal against New Zealand on Friday night. In front of a packed crowd, the Black Sticks won 1-0 thanks to Olivia Merry’s penalty corner with just five minutes remaining. England produced another excellent defensive performance as New Zealand just had the majority of possession but struggled at times in England’s 23, making unforced errors. New Zealand put England under early pressure forcing a penalty corner in the second minute after having a video referral upheld. England survived and the first quarter was goalless in spite of both teams playing entertaining end to end hockey. Lily Owsley put the ball into the New Zealand goal in the 17th minute, but a video referral showed that she had used the back of the stick to control the ball whilst rotating into scoring position, so the strike was ruled out. Surbiton’s Sarah Haycroft shot wide of the right post late in the first half. Three minutes from the end of the third quarter, former Surbiton player Sophie Bray also came close, Owsley and Alex Danson combining to pass the ball to Bray who struck the crossbar with a shot from a high stick. England’s penalty corner woes continued...

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L1’s Sarah Haycroft Wins Her 50th England Cap

Surbiton’s Sarah Haycroft won her 50th England cap in the 2-1 quarter-final win over the USA at the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League final tournament in Auckland on Thursday. Haycroft, known as “Crofty” made her senior international debut in 2013 in South Africa and has been an important member of both the England and GB squads. Crofty started her club career at Surbiton before studying at the University of Birmingham and then returning to Surbiton. She is Surbiton Ladies’ captain and in Auckland will be hoping to add to her medal collection having won silver at the 2013 Euros and bronze at both the 2017 Euros and 2017 Hockey World League semi-final tournament. Crofty’s player page at the England Hockey website can be found here The England Hockey match report for the quarter-final v USA can be found here And the USA Field Hockey version can be found...

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England Into HWL Semis After Victory Over USA

England Women are in the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League semi-finals after a 2-1 win over the USA on Thursday. England will play hosts New Zealand at 7.15 am on Friday. The USA dominated the early minutes of the game before England settled down and took control. England’s major concern will be their failure to convert a penalty corner in the tournament, having had ten awards so far, including four against the USA. England took the lead in the seventh minute, captain Alex Danson crossing from the right for former Surbiton player Sophie Bray to finish at the right post. The USA had to wait for the dying seconds of the first half for their first shot of the match, Erin Matson forcing a save from England goalkeeper, Maddie Hinch. England’s domination failed to add any further goals until the 41st minute, Olivia Paige attacking down the right wing with Ellie Rayer running along USA’s backline, crossing for Bray to score her second goal of the game. With nine minutes to play, England lost their video referral after Lily Owsley requested a review after she was obstructed, but having lost possession of the ball the referral was rejected. England could have regretted the loss, especially when the USA pulled a goal back from a penalty corner conversion with six minutes remaining.  Michelle Vittese passed the ball to captain Melissa...

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