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Men's Second XI

 


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The men's second eleven play in the Hampshire Open League Div 6 South.

 

Captain

Paul Fletcher 

 

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VS GOSPORT 2S 5TH OCTOBER 2019

Written by Christian B

Poole Men's 2nds 4 - 0 Gosport 2nds

A bare eleven travelled away to Gosport to get their second fixture of the new campaign underway, and were almost down to ten when I remembered that I had left my kit in my car back home. Nevertheless I found a way and began the game with a full team. Martin filled in again wearing the pads and used a familiar 3-5-2 formation. Poole went ahead via Pottsy’s effort to help settle them into the match. Marking was loose but at half time with the score still at 1-0 we addressed this and came out stronger in the second half. Steve then produced a solo goal after some neat trickery and a accurate strike into the bottom corner. It wasn’t long before Poole extended the lead and Potts added to his tally. There wasn’t much for Martin to save but when it did come his way he dealt with it accordingly. Finally Poole wrapped up the points as Dan D put a low drive beyond the goalkeeper from the middle of the 16 yard area.

VS EASTLEIGH 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Match report written by Dan D

10am meet at home for today’s game. Everyone turned up all bar Christian whom thought was a 11.30 meet and doing his Cv lol...

We started well dominating possession especially as Eastleigh came with 9! Persistence paid off with a snapped taken shot by me steered in at the back post by Robin. Further decent passing and moving around led to another goal again tucked in at the back post again by Robin. 2-0.

We were the down to 10 men as a team due to myself getting a yellow card for ‘reacting’ to the Eastleigh centre-back whom was persistent at hitting my legs with his stick and then deciding to kick me whilst off the ball.... nice sportsmanship there. Anyways...... although down to 10 we still dominate possession and again we scored this time by Potts. 3-0.

Half time whistle .

Second half starter and still with 10 men saw Eastleigh try to come back at us but all they could do was long hits and not really picking out any of their players. Finally back to the full team saw some real good movement of the ball back and around switching play. Passing from back to front saw us on the front foot attaching and putting more pressure on their D. Pressure paid off as it saw us score 4,5 and 6 in quick succession with Robin tucking away for a hat trick (nice) and Chad getting a quick double!

More and more attacking play finally saw us get the seventh goal which was nicely put away by Chad for his hat trick (good effort).

We weren’t quite done there and wanted more but sadly I wasn’t on form as a striker and so to speak ‘couldn’t hit a barn door’ with chances going wide or saved!

That was it final whistle goes a 7-0 win for the seconds and a great start to the league. Now to carry that on into next weeks game!!

MOM Chad
DOD Dan D

VS TROJANS 5 16TH MARCH 2019

Poole 2 5 - 2 Trojans 5
*Back home at the theatre of sand
*No goalkeeper, so Benjamin P donned the pads
*Stupidly windy again
*Potts was late
*We start
*Ben saved stuff
*Ben kicked stuff
*Chris S scores
*they scored
*Ben dummied stuff
*H/T 1-1 time for a chat
*Daniel P scored a cheeky behind the back flick
*He scored again
*Ben dummied again
*They scored
*Chris scored again
*Tiny Dan Kimber scored
*We weathered their final push - despite Stephen's best efforts on goal being at the wrong end
*Adrian decided to show his flexibility with a backward rollypolly

* Full time 5-2 up to 3rd!

Motm - Mr B P - best display of the season and game from between the sticks
Dotd - Mr A P - not landing his acrobatics

Written by Paul Fletcher

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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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