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Poole Dolphins play in Hampshire Open League Division 9 South



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Poole Dolphins vs Swanage and Wareham

With a lucky break in the otherwise miserable weather the dolphins began the match. Some strong pressure initially saw the ball in the opposition's half for much of the opening stages. Unfortunately Swanage and Wareham rallied and got lucky on the counterattack (0-1).

Following this initial setback the dolphins again pushed hard and kept the opposition away from goal with some strong defending all round. The half time whistle blew and the teams made their way to the goals for a team talk.

The Dolphins came back to the game on top form and again pressed hard winning several short corners. After some excellent build up play one of these short corners led to a goal from Perry (1-1).

Again Swanage and Wareham rallied well and made dangerous plays that were fortunately halted by excellent defending, goalkeeping and more than a little luck. With full time rapidly approaching both teams were determined to get a goal to earn the win. Another short corner and a brief talk to discuss plans later and the dolphins had their goal thanks to Scott.
Final score 2-1 to the Dolphins.

Man of the match: Simon with some excellent work in defence
Muppet of the match: Ashley for abandoning us to play for 3rds


Written by Chris Bird

Men’s Dolphins 0 - Hamble 4's 2
Man of the match - Jim Turnball (GK)
Muppet of the match - Christian Bird (LH/RH) 
Reason: For not bringing dry clothes 👏
On a wet and windy day Terry led the warm up, making sure injuries did not figure during the game. It was a return for Jason Brown who was preferred ahead of Martin in this Dolphins fixture. Umpires were Aidey and Chak allowing the game to push back on time at 12.30. With two holding midfield players, Manager Jo’s plan was to resort to a back five when in danger but stick with a 3-5-2 formation when on the front foot. Debutant Jared came on after ten minutes who had a large impact in his first game. Poole’s best chance of the half fell to returnee Jason who at the far post could not get a clean contact on the ball, missing from a devastatingly close distance. Nevertheless Dolphins piled on the pressure throughout the half and enjoyed plenty of possession, but not able to put past the Hamble goalkeeper. At half time Jo rounded up the team in the goal and fed encouragement on their performance so far. The team tried to take the positives of the first half into the final 35 minutes, but shortly into the second sector Hamble took the lead, following a quick injection that was dispatched beyond Jim Turnball. Frustrations caught up with Paul who was given a straight yellow card for a push on the opposition. Poole continued to pose a threat on the counter, throwing bodies further up the field, but could not create the one opportunity that would result in a goal. Poole were punished inevitably from another short corner, and although 2-0 doesn’t really reflect how well the team played, there were lots of positives to take from the game. Hopefully the weather will be nicer in the return fixture so Dolphins can seek their revenge.



Written by Dan D

First league game of the season saw us with a shortened team and in need of help from some of the seconds players.

It was decided to play 1/4s rather than two halves.

A fairly even start by both teams with equal attacking and defending. It took about 7 mins into the first quarter where we had a nice break through down
The wing, into the middle and squared across for a slotted away goal under the keeper by myself to take the lead.

Second quarter saw us break through and smashed a shot into the top corner nicely by Dan P. Then drama hit...... so the New Forest attacker took a shot and the ball crunches our returning defender right in the chops. Managing I believe to loose two teeth and possible a jaw break....? With a quick search for teeth on the pitch found nothing. Off to A&E he went down a player. It was decided to only play 3 1/4s then due to the time taken dealing with the accident.

Down a player saw New forest pile on the pressure to us we kept defending well. Unfortunately we conceded.

Trying to battle back we gain a short corner which was nicely converted by Dan P again 3-1. Being a playing down the pressure was piling up with more and more attacking play by new forest. We sadly concerned two goals bringing the score level 3-3.

We held on to achieve a draw at the final whistle a good all round performance.

Mom was Freddie 👌
Muppet match Dan D 🤣

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Founded in 1893, Poole Hockey Club has been in existence for well over 100 years and is one of the oldest sports clubs in the country. We run four mens and two ladies teams in various leagues across the Hampshire and Dorset region. We are also very fortunate to be able to run Junior teams offering regular fixtures throughout the season for U12 and U14 mixed squads and an U16 boys squad.


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