Men's Third XI



The men's third eleven play in the Hampshire Open League Div 9 South.



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Match Report written by Ben Kimber

Poole 3rds. 4 - 1 Swanage 3
Goal scorers
Sam Guest, Robin Lee, Anton Nichols
Adrian Potter
Man of the match Robin and Anton
Dod Ben Kimber. managed to floor an opposing player with an awful tackle then wasn't five when the free hit was taken.

First game back after Christmas break and a few new faces the game lacked communication. The Poole defence stood firm and swanage on really had. several counter attacks.

All in all we were able to maintain our heads and pass around their less youthful defence and score or get a short corner.

Other than joint man of the match Robin and Anton notable players were Martin, Mike Staples and Sam Guest who played well through the game


Written by Adrian P

Poole m3 1-0 Gillingham m3!

So the rain held off and we knew we were up for a tough game as their ones had official agreement to cancel their game as they did not have enough (apparently 34 players is not enough for 3 teams!) Anyway. We started with our usual formation but they seemed to be working through it well and pressing us, but apparently blakie as an arse like their 3s! A masterclass in defending from our back 3 and keeper with the addition of perry made it tough for them to break through.

Halftime came and the more senior players had a little chat and agreed a formation change would fit better. So with a little shuffle we started the second half well with them unable to contain the newly looking midfield pairings and with some smash and grab work from 2 high forwards confused Gillingham. But again great defending from midfield and the backs Gillingham were getting frustrated and the only issue was Adam hitting Duncan with the ball. So my Dod moment come when I got a ball through from scott only to decide to kick it instead. But we did kept pressing and got a short corner which was push to top and a slip to Scott k (we decided we have been practising these for about 15 years) who then slotted it in the bottom of the net . We held on and with some nice football work from Ro after losing his stick we were down to 10 with about 3 to go but the drama did not stop there with Perry making a Perry tackle giving away a last minute short with the whistle blown the ball whistled past the post

Great tactical 1-0 win puts us back in promotion contention

mom Scott K
Dod Adrian P


3rd v Trojans

The men’s 3rds travelled to Southampton with a bear XI mainly due to the unsocialsble time of a 1630 start to play a trojans team how have managed to concede 19 goals away but score 19 at home (one would question does the home advantage really make that difference)

The game started late and Trojans got a lucky deflection after only a few minutes and the ball looked over jack to nestle in back of the net 1-0. Poole then had a little shuffle around and got their shape back to start pressing them creating a couple of chances and Noa hitting the post. Surprisingly their 2 suspect players (one complaining he was still full from teas!) stood firm at the back making some crunching tackles which were questioned once and then 10 minutes later Adrian questioning again receiving his marching orders. The team went in 1-0 halftime and the umpires advised the home team to calm their tackling (maybe I was right). Second half started well and the defenders stood firm with jack tackling like a defender in his area (sorry forgot to mention he did wipe out Duncan in the first half). Again some questionable umpire got the captains spoken to for appealing but apparently if your wearing red it was ok. The game finished with Duncan’s prodigy Gabe also getting a green for being fouled but not getting the ball.

Game finished 1-0 so the winning run came to an end but a good performance still means we are on the match

Mom. Ben Kimber
Dod we did not have one but Gabe was close

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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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