Ladies 4

Reading Ladies 4′s 2 – 3 South Bucks Ladies 2′s

By Reading Hockey Club • Apr 14th, 2014 • Category: L4, Match Reports

Saturday 12th April

Well done to all who played. From a 2-0 deficit at half time we fought back to level the game (brilliant goals by man of the match Jess – complete with new stick- and Tracy H) only to see the game snatched away by what must have been the lightest of glances ever felt by a hockey ball. Sarah, I and Ant harried and chased all game long, Laura linked well with attackers and defenders, Amanda M-B was solid in defence and added forward impetus whenever she could, whilst Grace showed a maturity and confidence that belied her age.

The same cannot be said of Tracy H and Tammy, who contrived to add the 4′s moment of the match. Winning a corner on the whistle of half time, Tracy and Tammy wisely conferred, called up the rest of the team but failed to communicate the master plan to anyone else – and most importantly, said nothing to the ball injector Sarah. Sarah does her job, slapping the ball hard to Tracy, only for Tracy to leave it for Tammy who, inexplicably also left it! Certainly a novel corner routine but not, perhaps, one to add to our repertoire.

Reading Ladies 4′s 2 – 1 Sonning Vets

By Reading Hockey Club • Apr 2nd, 2014 • Category: L4, Match Reports

Saturday 29th March

The sun was shinning, the crowds were gathering, and we had a full team with subs to spare. A battling team performance saw us running off (well OK running might be a bit of an exaggeration) as winners (goals S and Clare) and moved us off the bottom of the league table just at the right time of the season. Man of the match was Ant, but there were many memorable moments. Amongst them were: a late entry from Rachel in the SPLASH competition – she managed to fall over her own feet and roll in such a way that she nearly caused herself an injury; the glorious sound of thud against backboard from a short corner strike by Tracy – only for the eagle eyed umpire to rule that it was too high and so disallow it; and one of the best goals of the season from one of our players, with a master class display in how to divert the ball around the goal keeper – just a shame it was our goal keeper!

Reading 4′s 0 – 5 Thame Ladies 2′s

By Reading Hockey Club • Mar 16th, 2014 • Category: L4, Match Reports

March 15th 2014

Having lost Heidi and Lucy to the 3a’s and 3′s it was particularly good to welcome Rachel back after her recent injuries. She didn’t look like she’d been away, though what the opposition made of her prayer like pose on the side line is anyone’s guess!

The most memorable moments of the match were:

  1. Jules calmly saving a penalty flick
  2. Man of the Match and birthday girl Tammy’s Guinness top hat and cake
  3. Janice being described as ‘dangerous’ by the opposition
  4. Trina being referred to as ‘speedy’ – it was very early in the match when the pitch was still water logged from my over exuberant watering which slowed the ball down – but, between friends, we don’t need to mention that do we?!

With only 5 games of the season remaining opportunities to challenge for our SPLASH competition are slipping away, but the race for top goal scorer is wide open.