Men's Second XI



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



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Match Report written by Ben P

The men’s 2’s started their cup season today against a side top of the league above. With a couple additions from other teams we arrived at the South Pole, our end of the pitch was covered in ice which delayed push back. I decided to annoying James during this delay so he threw my stick out of the cage for the pitch..

The umpire’s decided the game could start, even though our end was still completely frozen. However we were attacking the non frozen end, using this advantage I passed the ball to Dan D whom took it round the keeper and smashed it home. Shortly after Poole doubled their league thanks to a lovely pass down the line from James that found myself, I dribbled the ball to the by line and passed it across the face of the goal. In their attempts to clear the pass a Fleet defender put it into his own goal.

The 2nd half was a very difficult half for Poole as wave after wave of Fleet attacks occurred, the solid defence of Adam, Paul and James stood strong. Until a lack of discipline from multiple Poole players allowed the umpires to give cards out for fun, yellows for Adam, Paul and Dan P. Greens for Rohan and Charlie. Fleet then had more short corners than Paul has received man of the match for the 2’s, after the 27th short corner one finally beat Jim in goal however Paul put his body on the line again to stop it going in. This resulted in a penalty stroke, this was put away to set up a tense finish. Chak was then up to his usual tricks during the game, somehow managing to waste more time than Ady takes in the shower.

The 2’s once again managed to hold on to a lead and are through to the quarter finals thanks to this 2-1 win, hopefully a home tie in the next round. 🏑

Man of the match was Jim who was on fire in goal 🔥

DOTD once again went to myself for just being the strange bloke that I am. 😅


Match Report written by Ben P

Men’s 2’s looked to kick start their season against Andover who before push back were 7 points above Poole playing a game more than us. Andover started brightly controlling the tempo of the game, it was Poole that took the lead against the run of play. A simple short corner routine was finished off by Dan P, Poole continued to be clinical as Dan D helped the ball into the goal through a deflection. Poole now in control being two up, however it was Andover who hit back through a complex short corner routine. Paul then decided to take one for the team by saving a hit a goal with his Neck, he brushed it off like it was nothing as he’s clearly trying to impress the ladies on the side lines..

2-1 at the break, a half full of chances but neither team being clinical in the final third.

2nd started the same as the first half finished, Paul being an absolute rock in the middle thanks to Ben P giving the ball away easily in the middle 👀. He decided sitting back to help the defence wasn’t helping the team so decided to move forwards, timing his run to perfection he got on the end of a lose ball found the goal with a knee sliding reserve finish to restore Poole’s advantage. Andover hit back through an aerial into the D which found their forward whom finished smartly. With Andover in control Poole stood firm and held on for a 3-2 win with only 11 men, a great win which if the 2’s win their game in hand will take them 1 point behind today’s opposition.

Man of the match was joint between myself and Paul.

DOTD was also joint between Dan D, Dan K & myself. Chad’s mum Alison decided I was the deserving winner of this award for leaving shoes in car, passing to the wrong team (opposition were wearing white..), having a pleasant chat with the umpire & calling the opposition Alton.

After some curry and chips all that matters is the 2’s won on the road again, playing with 11 is working a treat!



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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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