A grey morning with fine drizzle heralded the start of the hockey season for Poole Ladies, however the damp weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as we trekked across the New Forest for the season’s inaugural hockey match.  A special mention should go to Katy and Lewis who were also making their first trip across the New Forest...although they did start their journey on Wednesday.

After a rusty first twenty minutes we settled into our game, our attacking play down the wing and quick ‘one-twos’ becoming more fluid as the game wore on.  The opposition were also enjoying the friendly, pre-season environment, working on set plays and team building.  The umpires it would appear did not get this memo, giving two of our new recruits controversial green cards in the first 35 minutes.  

Despite our best efforts and two cracking goals from Danni and AJ the final whistle saw us trailing by 3 with a final score of 5-2 to the home team.  (The scoreline potentially could have been 4-2 had Hazel not made a slightly ill-timed and very minor tackle in the D that resulted in a penalty flick...but whatever).  The 7 hours we waited whilst they remembered that they had forgotten to cook our teas saw us vote Ruth MOM for her superb debut in the centre midfield and Hazel DOD for some minor thing that no one really remembers.

We eventually headed back to Poole, pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sausage and chips and excited for the start of the season proper in 7 days time.

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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 three 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 U10, U12 and U14 mixed squads.


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