Results – 14/15th April
Our results from last weekend…
Mixed A won 3-2 away to Phoenix in the Plate Semi Final
Goals: Ryan Harrison (2) & Peter Skerrett
“Saturday saw the arrival of the long anticipated Mixed Plate Semi Final vesus Division 1 Pheonix, along with the spring sunshine! Harborough were the underdogs, the only Division 2 team to make it to the Semi Finals and so went out with a point to prove. With a potential promotion to Division 1 on the cards in the League, it was important to prove Harborough could hold their own against a more competitive side.
Both sides were desperate for the win and it was obvious from the off with plenty of calling between the players on each team. Before long the majority of the chat was from the Pheonix side as it became apparent that Harborough were a side to be reckoned with. Most of the possession was with the Mixed A for the majority of the game including a number of short corners where each of the first shots was saved by the opposition, but great composure from those on the attack meant well placed passes kept Phoenix under pressure.
When not completing some great passes and movement off the ball, the team’s marking was on point, the best all season, with Phoenix struggling for options throughout the game. Harborough were the first to put points on the board courtesy of Peter Skerrett with additional points coming from guest midfielder Ryan Harrison; one from a flick awarded to Harborough after Harrison was swarmed in the Dee and a questionable tackle. However, Phoenix managed to monopolise on the few chances they got and crawled back two goals after getting around the otherwise solid Mixed A defence.
With the score line 3-2 in the dying moments of the game Phoenix were like a side possessed with more chatter than has ever been heard in a match. Slightly off-putting, it was hard to know where to be and what to be doing, but Harborough kept it just tight enough and finished the game victors heading on to the Plate Final! Congratulations to the team!”
Badgers won 4-3 away to Wellingborough
Goals: Ben Morgan Williams (2) & Thomas Ainsworth (2)
“We had our re-scheduled game against Wellingborough this week, and what a game, the final score was 4-3 to us. We kept a tight field this week as we could not afford a loss, our goals were scored by Thomas Ainsworth and Ben Morgan Williams. The whole team made Wellingborough work for their three goals. We had Toby Foster helping out in goal, who did a great job and stopped many of their shots. Our three ladies in the team today (Charlotte Howe, Takara Walker and Ruby Howe) gave the big Wellingborough players a hard time and stopped a lot of the opposition’s runs on our defence.
We are still in with a chance of winning the Division, so please keep up the good work Badgers! Well played all.”
Women’s 3 lost 3-11 at home to Loughborough Town 2nd
Goals: Mia Wheeler (2) & Megan Purdie
Player of the Match was Mia Wheeler
Photos of the Women’s 3 in action, by SamanthaAnne Care Photography
Our U10 Girls played in the Regional In2Hockey Tournament at Nottingham Hockey Centre – they had previously won a place after finishing in second place at the county Tournament.
“The girls demonstrated their ever-improving hockey skills in six matches over the afternoon against strong teams from Beeston, Stourport, Shrewsbury, Repton, Belper and Kettering. Their resolution developed with good movement, passing, communication and determination on display in every game. Two matches were decided with nail-biting penalty stokes to which the girls, and our new GK, took on with alplomb. They finished the tournament in 8th place, out of 16 teams, which is a fantastic achievement!
We are so proud of them all – the future is bright at MHHC! Well done girls!”