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Mens Vets Season Review

By Reading Hockey Club • Apr 28th, 2010 • Category: Match Reports, Vets

After a final fantastic weekend, an other season comes to an end.

The Veterans played exceedingly well yesterday (24th April) to draw against a much younger team from Whitchurch 4:4 (goals from Richard Higginson 3 & Keith Hunt), and enjoyed a great game against a strong LX side 2:2 on the Sunday (goals from Tony Levin & Keith Hunt).

The results for 2009/2010 were therefore:

League: Played 21: Won 16: Lost 2: Drew 3: Goals for 85: Goals against 24.
Friendlies: Played 4: Won 2: Lost 0: Drew 2: Goals for 15: Goals against 7.
Totals: Played 25: Won 18: Lost 2: Drew 5: Goals for 100: Goals against 31.

Double figure goal scorers: Tim Mann 28: Richard Higginson 23: Ada Robertson 14 & Keith Hunt 10.

Many thanks to Barry for organising our goalkeepers; to the Rustlers for supporting us when required; to the Catering Ladies; to all individuals who umpired, to Geoff our Captain and to all those who made our season, I hope, so enjoyable.

Don’t forget our end of season dinner is on Wednesday 14th May; contact David VanBeesten.



Vets: Reading 5 Havant 1

By Reading Hockey Club • Feb 15th, 2010 • Category: Match Reports, Vets

Wessex SuperVets Fixtures Alliance.
The Vets had a comfortable 5:1 win against Havant on 13th February, but that didn’t tell the whole story!
It was bitterly cold and this must have effected the hockey, for for much of the game, it was a competition as to which side could give the ball away to the opposition as quickly as possible!
Reading took an early lead thanks to a great strike by Ada Robertson, but Havant should have quickly equalised, but their centre forward hit wide from three yards! From open play David Sarson soon put the Vets two up and that was it, as there was nothing further to report in the first half!
Reading’s Hockey improved a little in the second half and further goals form Ada(from their only short corner) & David and a solo effort (as usual) from Tim Mann confirmed that they will at least keep their third position in the league.
The Vets will have to play better next week to beat Wokingham at home at Sonning Lane at 10.00hrs

Vets: Reading v Poly

By Reading Hockey Club • Feb 12th, 2010 • Category: Match Reports, Vets

Reading Vets kept their third position in their league thanks to a comfortable win against Polytechnic at Redaing University on 6th February.

They were one up after 38 seconds thanks to an excellent through ball by Fergus Stapleton to Richard Higginson who gave the goalkeeper no chance. A second followed eight minutes later, thanks to another great strike by Richard. What happened next was quite remarkable for Reading sat back and allowed Poly to nominate the rest of the half. It was only thanks to some excellent defence work that Reading didn’t find themselves 3:2 down at half time.

Reading pulled themselves together in the second half and played some their very simple short passing game and ran out easy winners thanks to further goals from Ada Robertson (short corner), another one from Higgi and a final one from Tim Mann.

Next week the Vets are away to Havant at 14.45hrs