vs Gillingham 1s away 03/12/2016

This week we faced top of the league Gillingham but that didn't put us off and we went out with a fighting spirit. Beyond all our expectations we dominated the first 10 minutes and before we knew it had hit the back of the net - perfect short corner, slipped left ball from Sarah to Laura and boom, Poole 1-0 up.
Gillingham responded well and put the pressure on our defence but strong performances from Becky, Hazel (despite incurring a fractured hand in the first half!), Debs and Sarah held them off. We kept our heads high and continued to break with Nickie and Ruth distributing the ball up the pitch and great runs from Laura N and Dani. Sadly, Gillingham had a lucky break and the first half ended 1-1.
The second half was predominantly a defensive game for Poole. TJ pulled some stunning saves out of the bag leaving a frustrated Gillingham but they managed to slip 1 more goal passed us making the final score 2-1, a successful result for Poole.
Special mention to our youngest and newest members of the team - Evie, Sophie and Ella who played brilliantly and were a pleasure to play with bringing positivity, enthusiasm, flexibility and smiles to lift the team. Also, coach Casey who had nearly lost his voice by the end of the match.
What a fantastic way to finish off the first half of the season!! Thank you to all who have played and contributed the success so far! - Tanya, AJ, Tabitha, Katy, Lucie, Emma, Tbag, Smithla, Helena, Hannah L, Lauren, Laura B, Cathy and anyone I have missed!

Looking forward to the rest of the season!

vs Swanage and Wareham 2s Home 01/10/2016

Having been promoted at the end of last season Swanage and Wareham 2 were an unknown quantity; however it being our first home game of the season we were determined to make the most of that advantage.  Despite taking our usual twenty minutes to get into our game we dominated the newcomers spending very little time in our defending half.  Strong, accurate passing and good supportive play from the whole team saw us victorious 6-0 at the final whistle with Tanya and Laura contributing two each and Ruth and Helena making up the additional goals.  Special mention goes to Dani, who although didn’t score managed to hit every part of the post and landed the ball on top of the goal!  MoM went to Ruth for her sterling work in midfield and DoD went to Hazel for trying to stop the ball with her teeth.

vs Yeovil and Sherborne 3s Away 24/09/2016

We travelled to Yeovil and Sherborne on the fun bus and on arrival we quickly started our warm up on the practice pitch. The game commenced with Casey coordinating our substitute bench and providing bellowing support with Lauren from the side line. It took us 20 minutes to find our game but then did we find it! Helena put us 1-0 up, then there was a beautifully placed lifted ball for Tanya to slot it in the net. AJ scored a corker from a tight angle and Tanya took us to 4-0! It wasn’t without difficulties at our goal end though with Yeovil and Sherborne bringing the ball regularly into our defending 23m area. However, the whole defensive line helped the keeper to stop the ball from crossing the line with good communication, coordination and sweeping the line!

 

Thank you to Yeovil and Sherborne for being lovely hosts and we look forward to playing again. Man of the match = Helena & Hazel; DoD = TJ

vs Gillingham 2s Away 17/09/2016

On Saturday the Poole ladies took on Gillingham for a home match providing an exciting, high paced start to the season. Initially, play seemed to be of an even nature and Poole’s attacking players made many quick breaks showing they meant business. However, as the match progressed the Gillingham team proved their hunger to win scoring some rather unimpressive but successful shots at goal putting them in the lead. Nevertheless, Poole’s defensive players soldiered on with tight marking showing they would not give up easily. The Poole goal keeper performed well from constant pounding by the Gillingham strikers and assisted the defence throughout. The Poole team dealt well with the conceded short corners calmly and efficiently moving the ball back to the attacking end. Great team work was demonstrated by the midfield and attacking players who took advantage of interceptions and weak passes from their opponents. Notably there were some admirable attempts at goals from Poole’s strikers however the Gillingham goal keeper was on fine form and prevented their success. Overall, Poole fought well and put constant pressure on Gillingham throughout both halves utilising fast breaks and supportive plays to break down attempts on goal. Unfortunately the final seven nil loss for the Poole ladies doesn’t reflect the commendable level of play and amount of effort they put in but as their opponents are top of the league they should feel proud of their performance non the less.  

vs Trojans 3 Away 10/09/2016

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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20 Oct 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Men's first team vs. Hamble 2 (Home) Start Time: 11:00.
20 Oct 2018
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21 Oct 2018
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27 Oct 2018
12:00AM - 01:00AM
Men's first team vs. Trojan 3 (Away) Start Time: 00:00.
27 Oct 2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Men's Seconds vs. Petersfield 2 (Home) Start Time: 11:00.

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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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