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Men's Second XI

 


League

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

 

Captain

Paul Fletcher 

 

Match Day Contact

 

Paul Fletcher

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VS ROMSEY 3S 16TH NOVEMBER 2019

Written by Chris B

Final score: 6-1 to Poole

A clear and slightly sunnier Saturday than we have been treated to over the past few weeks, but still very much a need to get those winter warmers out.

Poole 2's faced Romsey 3's who before the game sat level on points with us in the league.

Our first two goals both came from wide sources, firstly, myself (playing out on the right to start with) cutting inside and almost miscuing a reverse into the net. They all count though huh?

Next was a really nice team goal, the ball played wide into space by Ben for Steve to take in his stride, and then having the coolness to caress the ball into the far corner of the goal from the left hand side of the penalty box.

Poole pushed for more goals and got just their rewards when the ball entered a box full of bodies for Dan D to slap home from close range.

The 2’s maintained most of the possession in the first half, but a father and son duo on the opposition side caused avid concern for the midfield and back three. They pulled one back just before half time and we went in at the break 3-1 up.

Another routine team talk and the second half got underway, which for the visitors and fellow club members watching, provided plenty of entertainment.

The match was in the balance for about the first 15 minutes or so, with neither side having the lion share of possession, but it then exploded into life, as Poole added three quick fire goals.

First, Steve fortuitously squeezed the ball over the line/beyond the opponent’s foot for Poole's fourth and his second.

Next, Dan K got in on the act as he found himself in a good position just to guide the ball on with his reverse side at the near post.

Finally, while what can only be described as ‘taking a breather’ but looking an awful lot like goal-hanging, and also now playing on the left, Ben slid the ball to me at the edge of the D, and taking one touch to steady myself, I then fired the ball into the right hand corner to wrap up the victory for the team.

It was a competitive and high-tempo match and maybe the scoreline flattered us a little bit, but we definitely deserved three points and to edge closer to the top of the table (y)

Man of the Match was Chad, for his role helping out the defence.

Dick of the Day, for the green card, and becoming a bit of a theme now, Me.

VS ALTON 3S 9TH NOVEMBER 2019

Match report Written By Chad

Ten minutes in and 2 goals down, this will be a character test. Now that Poole have been woken up from their early match slumber, a sequence of penetrating attacks began. After a useful foray into the Alton D, Dan.D was shoved off the ball when in an almost certain scoring position. A successful penalty flick in off the right post followed to kick start the Poole comeback.

Now it was Poole that looked the lively side with Alton’s pace slowing and passes missed. Dan.P levelled the score before half time.

The ever-popular Chris.S fired in the 3rd to mark his welcome return to the 2nds. The old nemesis defending a short corner surfaced again with Alton levelling the score. Another Alton short corner goal was disallowed, judged to be outside the area. Much complaint ensued from a group of Alton supporters with the referee having to threaten to send them off away from pitch if they didn’t stop or to send their captain off!

Alton showed more urgency in the final minutes but the result was honours shared at 3 apiece.

Well done Poole.

MoM – Chris.S
DoD -Jim

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.

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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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