Results – 10-12th March
Our league and competition results from the weekend, and into Monday…
Mixed A won 5-0 away to Rutland Oaks
Goals: Charlie Schanschieff (2), Noel Burton, Phil Powell & Sarah Hornbuckle
“Saturday saw Harborough Mixed A take on Rutland Oaks at their home ground in Oakham. The opposition were down in numbers but on point with their attacking and interception, giving the team the runaround for most of the first half before tiring in the second. Harborough however were the better side, playing some fantastic attacking plays, passing from the back, through the midfield and on to the forwards who took all their chances in front of the goal, eventually resulting in a fantastic 5-0 win. A great result on their way to hopefully stealing second place in the league and achieving promotion for the second year on the trot!
Goals were shared amongst the team with Noel Burton doing what he does best with a straight shot on goal from the top of the D. No matter who stands in defence he always seem to find the back of the net, except one goal denied during the match for not hitting the back board. Sarah Hornbuckle also had a fantastically strong hit which came in handy as the ball was slipped right on a short corner which she picked up and put straight past the keeper and defender standing between her and the net. Philip Powell made the most of a scramble in the D, a three person pick up from which a final swipe put the ball away adding to the goal tally. The last two goals came courtesy of young Charlie Schanschieff who made the most of two blinding opportunities as he picked up passes made by the team, timing his turns perfectly to secure the five point lead.
Another contributing factor to this impressive goal tally was the solid Harborough defence with Rosie Glenister, Sally Gambles and Zoe Marlow picking off all attacking players and pushing the ball back out in to the midfield, with original Mixed A player Raoul Mercer supporting and directing from centre back. All in all a great game with the team one step closer to their target.”
Men’s 1 won 10-3 at home to South Nottingham
Goals: Tom Williams (4), Ben Sleeman (3), Tom Bradshaw (2) & Jon Cooper
Player of the Match was Tom Williams
Men’s 2 lost 2-7 at home to Ashby
Goals: Luke van Diepen & Ben Handley
Women’s 1 won 1-0 away to Northampton Saints 2
Goal: Ellie John
Women’s 3 lost 1-4 away to Ashby 3s
Goal: Mia Wheeler
Player of the Match was Mia Wheeler
Badgers lost 0-2 away to Welford
Women’s O35 ended their England Hockey Championship run in the Quarter Final with a 0-4 loss at home to Letchworth O35s – a great run of matches in their first season, well done ladies!
Our U10 Boys, U10 Girls, U12 Boys and U12 Girls played in the In2Hockey County Hockey Tournament at Ratcliffe College.
The U10 Girls were runners up and will represent MHHC at the egional competition next month. Well done to all our juniors that played!
Women’s 2 won 4-1 away to Leicester Ladies 5s
Goals: Charlotte Butler (3) & Milly Docherty
Player of the Match was Charlotte Butler
“On a drizzly Monday evening, the Women’s 2s set off to Leicester Grammar for their rearranged game against ‘friendly rivals’ Leicester 5s.
From the start the teams battled the middle ground, making breaks at both ends but soon enough with a fast attack in the circle Charlotte Butler’s determined strike gave Harborough the lead. Charlotte scored another in quick successsion from an assist at the top of the circle from Jo Bevan. Two up, and Harborough continued to push the D winning a penalty corner. A well-rehearsed routine gave Harborough’s third goal with a deflection on the post from Milly Docherty. A cheeky reverse volley from Charlotte completed her hattrick going into the break.
Leicester piled on the pressure in the second half. Harborough pressed high and continued to attack the Leicester goal, and defended the middle as much as they could. Leicester slipped through and after a missed penalty flick, the opposition focused their frustration to bring the scoreline to 4-1, which held true to the end of the game. A strong team effort created a throughly enjoyable match.
Player of the Match went to Charlotte Butler for her outstanding performance as centre forward, and her appearance in our own 23.”